The Santa Gertrudis cattle breed was developed on the King Ranch and was officially recognized by the USDA in 1940.

It was the first beef breed developed in the United States.

These fellows struck a pose just long enough for me to get the photo.

“You look at a herd of cattle and well, they all look the same… but they know. They all have an individual personality, and those personalities change from day to day. They can have their grumpy days and their happy days and their serene days. But it’s unpredictable. You can’t be off in outer space when you’re dealing with animals.” ~ Chris Cooper