“Brigalow” The calving ease and high calf survival of Belmonts, reduced the need for supervision and allowed large labour savings as compared to Herefords and Simmental. This also resulted in higher turnoff rates for the Belmonts, making them signiﬁ cantly more proﬁ table and easier to manage than the Hereford and Simmental.
“Belmont” Crush and bail assessments of temperament showed that Belmonts reacted signiﬁ cantly less violently than the Brahman Composites to handling and constraint.
Conclusions on Management
Belmonts are renowned for their docility and ease of handling. This important trait has large cost beneﬁ ts. It reduces the time, stress, labour and injuries to man and beast during mustering and in the cattle yards. Direct beneﬁ ts are that bruising is minimized and meat tenderness signiﬁ cantly improved, resulting in much higher $$ returns.