New Mexico Livestock

Livestock on the South 20 Conclusion

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Ponies Ponies are defined as small horses that measure less than 14.2 hands high at the withers (the shoulder bone). Compared to standard-sized horses, ponies often have thicker manes, tails, and overall coats and can have heavier bones, wider bodies, shorter legs, and thicker necks. The term “pony” is often used to describe any small…


Debouillet Development of the Debouillet breed began in 1920 on the A.D. Jones Ranch near Tatum, NM. The Debouillet is a cross of the Delaine Merino and Rambouillet breeds. Through the Jones’ selective breeding program, the Debouillet took on the staple (fleece) length of the Delaine Merino and the larger body type of the Rambouillet….

Navajo Churro

Navajo-Churro Navajo-Churro sheep are characterized by their small size and coarse wool. Their coat can vary greatly in color, including shades of brown and tan, though white and black are the most common. The combination of a long-staple protective topcoat and a soft undercoat make the breed well suited to extreme climates.  Although their wool…


Holstein Holstein cows produce more milk on average than any other breed. Their ability to produce a high milk yield with low butterfat content makes them the most utilized breed of dairy cattle. Holsteins can produce as much as 60,000 pounds of milk per year. The Holstein is also the largest breed of dairy cattle….


Charolais The Charolais breed was introduced to the United States from France in 1936, but did not become popular until the 1960s. Charolais cattle are all white or near white in color and are quite large. Bulls range from 2,000 to 2,500 pounds and cows between 1,250 and 2,000 pounds. Other distinguishing features include a…

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