Brangus History – A Perfect Florida Compliment
The Brangus breed was developed to utilize the superior traits of Angus and Brahman cattle. Their genetics are established 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.
A review of the development of the Brangus breed would take us back beyond the founding of the American Brangus Breeders Association in 1949; however, registered Brangus descend from the foundation animals recorded that year or registered Brahman and Angus cattle enrolled since then. Much of the early work in crossing Brahman and Angus cattle was done at the USDA Experiment Station in Jeanerette, Louisiana. According to the USDA 1935 Yearbook in Agriculture the research with these crossed started about 1932. (Credit, TheBeefSite.com)
- Resistant to heat and high humidity
- Hardy in cold climates
- Good mothers
- Resistance to ticks and bloat
- A good forager
- Rapid weight gain
- Average to slightly late maturing
- A carcass without excessive fat