Ranchers use SimAngus genetics that tolerate high-altitudes

The Fields Family Ranch in Gunnison, Colorado, is raising Simmental-Angus (SimAngus) genetics in their cow-calf operation. The Fields’ conducted research and discovered SimAngus genetics allowed the cattle to thrive in rough country. The Simmental genetics also enabled cattle to be less susceptible to high-altitude disease, also known as brisket disease. Cattle living above 5,000 feet are most susceptible to this deadly disease.

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