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By Marcelo Teixeira ELDORADO, Brazil (Reuters) - Manoel Simoes Junior, who is watching health officials in Brazil slaughter his herd of 3,600 head of cattle after they tested positive for foot-and-mouth, wants explanations.
The Caracu is a breed of cattle that originated in Brazil. It was developed as a dual purpose cattle utilizing both its meat for beef products and milk for dairy products. Its origin can be traced back to the Minhota, sometime in the mid-1500s. Many hardships from disease to harsh condition made it difficult to raise cattle. The first herd book was established in 1916. In 1980, new breeding techniques and genetic improvements has accelerated the evolution and performance of the Caracu. It...
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