F1 Angus/Brahman vs Brangus

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gaurus

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I have a few friends in Australia struggling to keep the proper 3/8 Brangus with good type and good beef grade, but I wonder how much if any better beef quality can be expect from Brangus vs F1 Angus/Brahman cross? I would expect higher heterosis on the F1 than the Brangus.


Also would a 3/4 Angus 1/4 Brahman cross(Angus x F1 Angus/Brahman) really struggle in the Hot Northen Australia region? :cboy:
 

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gaurus":1siv1q4b said:
I have a few friends in Australia struggling to keep the proper 3/8 Brangus with good type and good beef grade, but I wonder how much if any better beef quality can be expect from Brangus vs F1 Angus/Brahman cross? I would expect higher heterosis on the F1 than the Brangus.


Also would a 3/4 Angus 1/4 Brahman cross(Angus x F1 Angus/Brahman) really struggle in the Hot Northen Australia region? :cboy:

I don't think so but you would have to be careful on what bull you used on that cross as the third generation is stabilized.
Pretty good write on this

http://extension.missouri.edu/p/G2040
 

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I wonder if the problem might not be the bos indicous percentage but rather the genetics. Could make a world of difference. Not sure what bulls are available there, but I do know some top sires that ship semen internationally if ai is an option.
 

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While you might get more heterosis from F1s, I'm pretty sure you'll get more uniformity from established Brangus cattle.
 

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