There used to be a breed being developed in our general area called the "American" breed. It was a composit of longhorn, bison and something else - I think it was either hereford or angus or brangus. There was probably some Brahma in the mix as well. The cows were large and produced quite a bit of milk (not as much as a dairy cow) that was really rich. They had small babies (thus few calving problems) that grew huge fast on the rich milk. The meat was very lean and tender. They supposedly did all this on poor pasture and little else - and so-so hay in the winter.
We looked into getting a few, but the price was horrendous - no way were we paying that for a cow! At those prices, you'd have to have three or four times the market price for the steers over the next several years just to break even. I think that although the breed was pretty successful, the project eventually died out from lack of interest. No wonder at the prices they wanted!
Plain Old Dee, horses Dancer and Rain I believe in dragons, unicorns, good men and other mythical creatures!