Nelore are a type of Zebu cattle that are very popular in South America. Brazil is the largest breeder of Nelore. They are hardy cattle well suited for tropical or sub-tropical areas. Their loose black skin is covered by a white or light gray coat which filters and reflects harmful sun rays.
Nelores possess natural resistance to various insects, as their skin is thick and dense, making it difficult for blood sucking insects to penetrate. Nelores also have a well developed subcutaneous muscle layer which enables them to remove insects simply by shaking their coat.
They are fertile, easy calving cattle with a highly developed maternal instinct . They thrive in areas where other breeds barely survive.