|About Red Brangus Cattle
|The mating of Brahman and Angus in a commercial setting proved itself superior to straight-bred British
cattle. While these commercial matings yielded both red and black progeny, it was the red calves that proved
themselves superior in terms of growth, fertility and hardiness. Red Brangus cattle combine the hardiness,
disease resistance and unmatched maternal instincts of the Brahman breed and the superior carcass quality,
fertility, maternal and milking ability of the Angus. Red Brangus breeders have been diligent in maintaining
these characteristics and have concentrated on producing cattle that will meet the needs of the commercial
industry as well as the consumer.
|Red Brangus can thrive in a variety of climates. They are solid red and naturally heat tolerant with resistance to
diseases. The eye pigmentation virtually eliminates pinkeye and eye cancer. This also allows the cattle to forage
under extreme heat conditions while others are seeking shade or tanks. Reports have shown that Red Brangus are
healthier and hardier in the feed lot, resulting in faster weight gains and more profitable feeding.
In addition, this breed of cattle exhibits early puberty, with heifers ready to breed at about 14 months and calf on or
before their second birthdays, and bulls are ready for light service as early as 14 months. Both bulls and females
retain their productivity well past many other breeds, with females still producing at 14 to 15 years of age.
|Temperament is a very important factor in the business of cattle raising. Red Brangus cattle have proven to
be docile and easy to handle whether on foot, horseback or while in a vehicle. Their disposition makes them
ideal for the wide open spaces of the western ranges and safe for the week-end rancher.