What is the percentage of the cross of Simbrah cattle? is it 3/8 Brahman 5/8 Simmental?
Anonymous":1n8xzdwl said:What is the percentage of the cross of Simbrah cattle? is it 3/8 Brahman 5/8 Simmental?
Colin Chevalley":1p59wlqt said:In our Simbrahs,1/2 Brahman up to 3/4 Brahman is the way to go.
Simbrahs in Australia are usually 5/8 Brahman. Seems like the US doesn't have enough Brahman to get all the good Brahman benefits.
Colin Chevalley":255ffppf said:Here in Australia all of your Brahman derived breeds ( apart from maybe Braford) have to come from a pure animal of whatever breed you desire to cross. For instance to breed a Simbrah you would need to have a pure Simmental and a pure Brahman as the first cross. you can't have say a pure Simmental over say a Droughtmaster and call it a Simbrah.
sillco":1qcnof6u said:To create a 3/8 - 5/8 anything, you breed one breed to another and get an F1 or 1/2 X and 1/2 Y animal. Then Breed the 1/2 X to a pure Y and get a 1/4 X animal. Then breed the 1/2 X to the 1/4 X and get a 3/8 X- 5/8 Y animal.
A shorter way is to breed a 3/4 X to a pure Y and get a 3/8 X - 5/8 Y animal
I don't know if some of you said that or not. I couldn't follow some of the descriptions as some may not be able to follwo this description. I hope this is clear.
Example: The X = brahman and Y = anything else.
I wonder what a 3/8 Herford and 3/8 Angus might look like and what would be the advantage, if any. or any other 3/8 X 5/8 makeup?