The combination of superior Angus quality and exceptional Brahman hardiness results in a Brangus breed that provides for a greater efficiency in production and an excellent end product. Red Brangus are functional and profitable cattle that produce the beef today's consumer demands. Brangus has been growing throughout the world and the ever-increasing popularity is due to the Brangus breed's many great attributes and advantages. The Brangus advantage will help your bottom line!
The following chart from the IBBA explains how to get Brangus percentages.
Hardiness and Temperament
Red Brangus have an excellent ability to thrive in a variety of harsh climates. Red Brangus are solid red which helps with heat tolerance and eye problems. The Brahman influence helps with disease resistance and overall hardier disposition. Red Brangus have a docile disposition which makes them easy to handle and cows have an excellent mothering instinct.
Red Brangus bulls are typically in service up through the age of 12 years, while cows have been known to produce a calf well past 14 years of age.
Red Brangus bulls mature early and can be used for light service before the age of 2 years. Most heifers will develop enough to be bred by 14 months of age, producing thier first calves before their second birthday. The Angus trait of excellent fertility is well demonstrated by Brangus cattle.
Red Brangus calves typically weigh between 65 to 75 pounds at birth making for easier calving especially for young heifers. This is especially helpful when help may not be readily available to the momma during calving. Birth weights vary with enviromental conditions as well as genetic influences but careful planning and use of predictable bulls help contribute to the Red Brangus calving ease advantage.
Milking Ability and Udder Health
Red Brangus females typically produce a high volume of milk that is more than enough to result in high weaning weight calves. They generally develop well-formed udders that benefit from their skin pigmentation to prevent sunburning. This outstanding milking ability helps to raise healthy calves.
Mature Red Brangus bulls typically weigh in between 1,800 to 2,000 pounds, while females weigh between 1,000 to 1,200 pounds with the bonus of moderate frame size and outstanding conformation.
Red Brangus do well with most crossbreeding programs that result in maximum hybrid vigor. Weaning and Yearling weights are excellent with extra pounds per calf easily attainable with careful selection for high performing Red Brangus bloodlines.
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