Mainly used for work; low milk production and poor muscular development.
Found in Lesotho (formerly Basutoland).
Present-day Lesotho was the home of large herds of Basuto cattle prior to the great rinderpest epidemic at the end of the 19th century. Subsequently, these cattle were substantially influenced by black sanga cattle from the Drakensberg mountains and European breeds. The original Basuto cattle are non-existent today in any significant numbers. The genetic composition of present-day Lesotho cattle comprises the Drakensberg cattle, remnants of the original Basuto, Africander and Friesian cattle introduced subsequent to the rinderpest plague.