The Jamaica Red Poll Bull Cattle
(Feed and semen the Red Pol can also be purchased throught the Jamaica
Livestock Association Limited)
The Jamaica Red Poll are an early maturing type able to resist the rigors of a tropical environment in terms of tolerance to heat stress, resistance to disease, and ability to survive and produce on local forage.
Normally the age at first calving is less than three years and calving thereafter are at approximately 12 month intervals. Calving percentages in excess of 90 percent per annum are frequently obtained.
There are 10,000 living animals registered in the Herd Book of the Jamaica Red Poll Cattle Breeder's Society. Over 1,000 new animals are registered each year. The Jamaica Red Poll is an extremely popular animal locally and frequently takes top honors at national livestock shows. This breed has been exported to Latin American and Caribbean countries.