Senepol is a breed of cattle that was developed on the island of St. Croix in the early 1900's. It is a tropically adapted Bos Taurus breed that was developed by crossing N'Dama cattle from Senegal with Red Poll. The Senepol was selected for its ability to perform well under the environmental conditions found in the Caribbean and local ranchers have developed both a domestic and international market for these animals. The cows have good maternal traits, and both bulls and cows are naturally polled and have a calm temperament. The UVI herd is registered with the Senepol Cattle Breeders Association.