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Hello, cattlemen, new fellow here.

What are considered to be the strength and weaknesses of the Brahman breed?
 
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Strengths - Heat tolerance, insect resistance, cows typically have a smaller calf when bred to none Brahman bulls, when handled calmly and quietly they become very gentle and a pet. Because of being a complete outcross, Bos Indicus all none humped cattle are Bos Taurus, they maximize heterosis. Weakness - Late puberty, don't finish at as high a grade or as quickly as some other breeds. Disposition, if handled improperly become very wild excitable and hard to handle. Because of the weakness' they are docked at most salebarns, however, they have been used in developing many composite breeds usually at about 3/8 Brahma, this removes some of the "ear" that is used as a guiding influence by buyers as an excuse to dock them. On range they have a different grazing pattern then Bos Taurus cattle. They tend to travel further from water and better utilize feed spread over a greater area.

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> Hello, cattlemen, new fellow here.

> What are considered to be the
> strength and weaknesses of the
> Brahman breed?
 
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Heat tolerant...inordinately gentle if handled correctly...exceptional momma cows...the cows will wean their own calves....longer productivity. The bulls typically don't mature until 18+ months, so you don't have to worry about keeping them with females when they are 6 months old.

The biggest weakness is the breed association....you don't want to take them to the auction barn to sell! They are wonderful for cross breeding however! You can't beat a good F1 female for resale.

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> Hello, cattlemen, new fellow here.

> What are considered to be the
> strength and weaknesses of the
> Brahman breed? What do you mean by the association being the weakness, they always have sales, shipping cattle, etc. what do you know about it, would like to know.
 

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