Brahman cattle

Brahman cattle,

breed of beef cattle developed in the S United States in the early 1900s by combining several breeds or strains of zebuzebu
, domestic animal of the cattle family, Bos indicus, found in parts of E Asia, India, and Africa. The zebu characteristically has a large fatty hump (sometimes two humps) over the withers. It is usually fawn, gray, black, or bay.
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 cattle of India. Brahman cattle have a very distinctive appearance with a hump over the shoulders, loose skin under the throat, and large drooping ears; they are generally light to medium gray in color. The breed has contributed to beef production through cross breeding with European cattle, e.g., Hereford and Angus. These hybrid cattle exhibit hybrid vigor, i.e., they generally exhibit growth and reproductive rates greater than either of the parental types. Several new breeds of cattle have been developed in the United States based on Brahman-European crosses, some important ones being the Beefmaster (Brahman combined with Shorthorn cattleShorthorn cattle,
breed of beef cattle developed from the native cattle of the Tees valley in NE England; formerly called Durham cattle. Systematic breeding of Shorthorns began in the latter part of the 18th cent.
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 and Hereford cattleHereford cattle
, breed of beef cattle originated in Herefordshire, England, and thought to be descended from the primitive cattle of the country. They are medium-to-large, deep-bodied, thick-fleshed animals with white faces and white markings.
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), Brangus (Brahman combined with Angus cattleAngus cattle
, breed of black polled (hornless) beef cattle, originated in Scotland and introduced in 1873 to the United States, where they have become well established.
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), Charbray (Brahman combined with Charolais cattleCharolais cattle
, breed of beef animal with a rugged, muscular appearance and solid creamy to wheat-colored coat. Originated in France, it was first imported to the United States in 1936 by way of Mexico.
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), and Santa Gertrudis (Brahman combined with Shorthorn). Brahman cattle have been extensively exported.
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The MU researchers also determined that unique American cattle breeds, such as Texas longhorns, are the result of breeding between Spanish cattle, transported from Europe by explorers in the 16th century, and breeds of Zebu, or Brahman cattle from India imported into the U.
My neighbour has a heard of white Brahman cattle, and I could actually make them out from the air, little white specs in a green savannah.
The Brahman cattle found in India, and nowadays in warmer parts of the Americas, is a strain of zebu.
Untroubled by 60,000 ferral camels multiplied from the abandoned originals, we see brahman cattle grazing the scorched scrub far from invisible farmsteads of a million hectares, the longest wire fences in the world a clue to ownership.
The question is, do all Brahman cattle produce tough meat, or is there sufficient variation within the breed to make them more acceptable?
8) Brahman cattle make their way along the road in a rural region of Costa Rica, where drivers often must slow down or stop entirely to avoid the lumbering beasts.
Sanga cattle can be used in areas that currently run high grade Brahman cattle, to replace a proportion of the Brahman genes and improve the meat quality and fertility of the herd, without significantly reducing its level of adaptation,' Burrow says.
A weak currency, though, makes the 1500 Brahman cattle she sells each year from her 200,000-hectare Bullo River Station, cheaper for buyers in Indonesia and the Philippines.
Influence of frame size and body condition store on performance of Brahman cattle.
However, in Brahman cattle markers 316 and 530 do not identify variation at CAPN1.