Brangus

Available Bulls

V 50462

V 50545

Facts about Brangus

The Brangus have a good temperament which was originally selected for when the breed was created.

Breeding Aim
This breed is considered to be very versatile being high performers on pasture and in the feed yard and have also proven resistant to heat and high humidity. Under conditions of cool and cold climate they seem to produce enough hair for adequate protection. The cows are good mothers and the calves are usually of medium size at birth.

History of the Brangus Breed
The Brangus breed originated in the USA. The first South African farmer to breed Brangus was Mr. Raymond Green of Ladysmith who established his Middledale herd in 1963. This breed was developed to utilise the superior traits of Angus and Brahman cattle. Their genetics are stabilised at 3/8 Brahman and 5/8 Angus. The combination results in a breed which unites the traits of two highly successful parent breeds. The Brahman, through rigorous natural selection, developed disease resistance, overall hardiness and outstanding maternal instincts. Angus are known for their superior carcass qualities. They are also extremely functional females which excel in both fertility and milking ability.

Characteristic
Brangus cattle are black or red, polled, with a sleek coat and pigmented skin. Their ears are medium to large and the skin is loose, with neck folds. The rump is slightly rounded, and the bulls have a moderate hump. Mature Brangus bulls generally weigh between 800 and 900 kilograms, while mature females generally weigh around 500 to 540 kilograms.