We will try to fully document every step of developing MAGIC along the way. Starting off with our cross-bred herd that was  described earlier, Gir and “C.A. Sansão” will increase their influence in the herd´s genetics from year to year.   If you are interested in numbers and statistics and more details about MAGIC development please click on links below:   Breed Composition:      2010     , 2011     , 2012     , 2013     , 2014     , 2015      , 2016 List of Top 20 Sires:   2010     , 2011     , 2012     , 2013     , 2014     , 2015      , 2016 Above buttons will explain how the idea to create the MAGIC breed was born, explain our selection criteria together with an easy to implement performance test for first calf heifers and our three steps system of breed creation, first in theory and then illustrated with many pictures and all our experiences. As we are just only starting our MAGIC breeding program, some pages are still under construction, please excuse the inconvenience.
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3 Steps Guide to the MAGIC Breed Development:  After searching for over 20 years for the best suited breed as main component for our breeding program I came across Gir  cattle purely by chance. As a Bos Indicus breed and being totally unrelated to any other cattle breeds found in Africa they  are the perfect choice to fully exploit hybrid vigour. “C.A. Sansão” the breeds leading and probably most expensive sire in  the world (presently about 200€ per dose standard semen and almost 3.500€ per dose for sexed semen!) was the obvious  choice. In the year 2010 the idea was born to start breeding MAGIC, 2010 is the dawn for this new breed.  We will have many years to go, many hurdles to jump and many prejudices to overcome. The greatest of all hurdles will  obviously be the very limited size of our herd, but hopefully soon some more enthusiastic farmers can be found to follow  suit and join in our breeding effort.  MAGIC is just only starting and formulating breed standards is ages away but having 25% to 50% Gir genetics is  compulsory. “A good cow has no colour” and this should well be true for MAGIC, too, but black should be avoided nonetheless  as this is the colour most prone to heat stress and tse-tse-fly attack.   Our first MAGIC50 calves were born in August 2011 and some are pictured on this page. They are the most vigorous,  fastest growing and most beautiful looking lot of calves we have ever raised, and I can´t wait to see them grow up!  The MAGIC Breed Makitosha Gir Cross MAGIC Sire Catalogue: