The Tuli is a pure African Sanga breed. The Sanga breeds were taken by the Bantu tribesmen on their southern migration, and eventually occupied most of Eastern and Southern Africa. In 1945 the Tuli breeding station was established in Zimbabwe to enhance the productivity of local herds being recognised for their increased beef production. In 1961 the breed society was formed named the Tuli Cattle Society. The natural traits of this breed, high fertility, hardiness, resistance to ticks, adaptability, docility and excellent carcass scoring have made the Tuli a natural choice for many of the top breeders. In the late 1960’s South African breeders were making inquires about introducing Tuli’s into their country. In 1977 dr. T.S Kellerman and Mr. J.J Bornmann acquired 30 heifers and 3 bulls from the Tuli Breeding Station located in Gwanda, thus launching the Tuli into South Africa. The Tuli breed was promoted in South Africa by publishing articles, holding field days, giving judging courses, and exhibiting at shows. They have now become a familiar sight at most shows in the country. The first time they were exhibited at the Warmbaths’ Show in 1981 by Mr. Bornmann, his bull, Sigidi, was judged Champion Beef Bull of the show.
The Tuli Cattle Breed is indigenous to Southern Africa with hardiness and adaptability bred into it through a process of natural selection over a period of at least two thousand years. The Tuli Breed is a medium sized animal which, in its neat compact frame, incorporates high fertility, hardiness, adaptability and excellent beef qualities. Its sleek and glossy short-haired coat varies in colour from silver, through golden brown to rich red.The Tuli Breed are known for their early maturity, docile nature, good mothering ability and high fertility, and they can withstand intense heat without showing signs of stress. Due to their unique genotype. Tulis also offer the maximum hybrid vigour in a crossbreeding program.
Die Tuli Kuddese gemiddelde TKP is dae in die 2008 seisoen. Die kudde is die afgelope 6 jaar aangewys as ‘n streeks finalis in die LNR-ABSA Vleisverbeterings Kudde van die Jaar. Die Tuli Kudde wat uit die sanderige dele van Botswana en Zimbabwe afkomstig is, waar warm dae en koue nagte ervaar word, is hulle ook goed aangepas in die koue dele van ons land. Die Tuli se vermoë om kondisie te behou, maak dit die ideale keuse wanneer daar van die veld af bemark word. Hierdie suiwer Afrika Bees Ras is meer bestand teen inwendige en uitwendige parasiete.