In developing the breed Ric Pisaturo sought to produce cattle that were:
- Early Maturing
- Heavily muscled
- Suitable for the domestic market from weaning to 14 months of age
To validate the characteristics of the early Square Meaters cattle a number of trials were undertaken.
In the initial steer trial, four steers were held in feedlot conditions for a 29 day period. The following results and endorsement was achieved.
Further trials were also undertaken to assess for maintenance of one cow to sheep equivalent. The initial trial was a comparison trial that was conducted over 78 days and yielded the following results.