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The Santa Gertrudis

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Cast In Order Of Appearance:

Announcer
Reporter
Monkey Business

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ANNOUNCER

A cow breed started in Texas? Today we are talking to the Santa Gertrudis.

SFX: moo

REPORTER

Tell me again what year it was.

MONKEY BUSINESS

Oh, somewhere around 1910.

REPORTER

And it was at the King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas?

MONKEY BUSINESS

Yep. One of the gentlemen there became interested in Brahman cattle. Figured a jolt of Brahman could maybe make their range cattle a might better.

REPORTER

So, they mated a half blood Shorthorn-Brahman with some purebred Shorthorn females.

MONKEY BUSINESS

Yep. That they did. After about eight years, their descendants were such good-lookin’ cattle that the King Ranch took a go at cross-breeding Shorthorns and Brahmans.

REPORTER

Were the Brahmans purebred?

MONKEY BUSINESS

Nope. The young bulls they used were three-fourths and seven-eighths Brahman.

REPORTER

So, what’s that? Everything but one hind leg and a hip?

MONKEY BUSINESS

Ha-ha.

REPORTER

Seriously, how do they determine a number like that?

MONKEY BUSINESS

I have no idea. As far as I’m concerned, it’s like tryin’ to count cactus needles.

REPORTER

And your name -

MONKEY BUSINESS

What about my name?

REPORTER

Monkey Business. What kind of a name is that for a cow?

MONKEY BUSINESS

All present day Santa Gertrudis cattle can be traced back to a foundation sire named Monkey.

REPORTER

Monkey?

MONKEY BUSINESS

Monkey.

REPORTER

Monkey.

MONKEY BUSINESS

It gets hot in Texas.

REPORTER

It must.

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