The BueLingo is a striking breed with it's white belt and black or cherry red forequarters and hindquarters. It is a moderate sized breed with female weighs between 1,000 and 1,200 pounds and bull weighs between 1,800 and 2,000 pounds. Birth weights typically vary between 65-80 pounds. Good carcass quality and modest marbling is accompanied by excellent taste. Fertility, desirable calving weights, vigorous calves with rapid maturation rates, excellent maternal instincts, and good dispositions are breed traits.
A composite breed, the distinctive belt is largely derived from the Dutch Belt dairy cattle infused with genetics from Scotch Highland, Belted Galloway, Angus, Chianina, Limousin, and Shorthorn cattle. Cattle can be polled or horned.
The BueLingo breed was developed by Russ Bueling, a respected cattle rancher and grain farmer from the Sandhills of South Eastern North Dakota along with Alfred Ostrum and with the assistance of Russ Danielson, Professor of Animal Science at North Dakota State University. Mr. Bueling's dream about "the ideal beef factory" has become a reality... the BueLingo breed.