Breed Standards of the Sussex Breed

The Sussex is a medium-size beef animal, with good fertility and milk characteristics, which is well adapted to a variety of Southern Africa climatic conditions. Its role in the industry is that of a specialized male line, whose major function is in producing crossbred commercial females or steers which can be economically produced under extensive conditions or as a third cross in a three-way crossing system.

The following Breed Standards should therefore be applied with these functions in mind: