The breed was designed to adapt to the dry areas of central Tanzania.
Inhabits the dry areas of central Tanzania.
Development of the composite breed was initiated in Tanzania in 1958, based on results of crossbreeding work started in the 1930s. The objective was to develop a dual-purpose (milk and beef) animal suitable for the dry areas of central Tanzania. The breed is composed of 35% Red Sindihi, 20% Sahiwal, 20% Tanganika Zebu, 10% Boran, 5% Ankole and 10% Bos taurus (mainly Ayrshire). The program could not be sustained without a multiplication scheme to maintain the breed, there were less than 1500 animals in 1997, and the breed was then declared at risk. The breed has not been registered.