The Brangus is a breed of beef cattle raised primarily for meat production. It is a very popular and hardy breed of cattle which is a result of a cross between Brahman and Angus cattle.
A pure Brangus which is eligible for registration is 3/8 Brahman and 5/8 Angus. The effort to develop the Brangus cattle breed began as early as 1912. And the first organization of the Brangus breeders was chartered in 1949.
The breed was actually developed for utilizing the superior traits of Brahman and Angus cattle. They were also bred to combine the excellent beef quality of Angus with something a little hardier like the Brahman cattle. The result was the current Brangus cattle which are resistant to diseases, very hardy, have outstanding maternal instincts, very fertile, and are well known for their superior carcass qualities. Currently, the breed is available in many countries and raised mainly for the production of meat.
Brangus cattle are medium-sized animals with a sleek coat and pigmented skin. They are usually completely black or red in color.
& 5/8 ANGUS
MEAT PRODUCTION BREED
The Brangus bulls have a moderate hump and the rump is slightly rounded. The mature Brangus bulls can weigh up to 900 kg. And the average live body weight of the mature cows is about 500 kg.