The Brangus breed has been developed as a stabilised breed in Australia with commercially orientated breeding programs going back to the early l950's.
Under the regulations of the Australian Brangus Cattle Association, registered Brangus are allowed a variable Bos Indicus content which makes them capable of handling any environment.
Brangus excel in the profitable traits of fertility, easy calving, maternal, heat and parasite tolerance and longevity.
- These abilities allow Brangus to meet varying production specifications allowing Brangus breeder's valuable marketing options.
Brangus cattle can enhance the profitability of your beef program.
- Being naturally polled Brangus genes eliminate the requirement to dehorn calves.The cowherd is easier to handle and hide damage is minimised.
- Brangus are either black or red in colour.
- The easy calving qualities of the Brangus breed combined with its milking ability, fertility and mothering ability combine to produce a calving percentage that is rarely equalled or bettered.
- Heat and parasite tolerance and an ability to walk and forage enable Brangus cattle to handle the toughest grazing conditions.
- Australian Brangus can be bred with varying Bos Indicus content so breeders from Tasmania to the Queensland gulf country can confidently select a Brangus for their conditions.
- The marbling and tenderness qualities of the Angus breed have been demonstrated to be present in the Brangus carcase. A powerful combination with excellent growth rates affording producer's turnoff versatility with their calf drop.
- Brangus cattle have excelled in carcase and prime cattle competitions Australia wide where their high yielding carcases with minimum fat and maximum quality have consistently won awards.
Brangus females are well known for their mothering ability:
- Excellent temperaments, calving ease and high fertility ensure that progressive cattle breeders seek out Brangus females. High reproduction rates, combined with calving ease and strong mothering instinct aid calf survival. Excellent milking ability from sound functional udders give calves a strong start to life.
- Brangus are not just a cross breeding tool, their unique abilities allow them to handle a vast range of environments and perform as a pure bred herd.
- A self-replacing Brangus herd gives producers an economic edge with replacement heifer calves as valuable as their steer mates. The advantages of a self-replacing herd with no need for "heifer" bulls or purchasing replacement heifers should not be understated.
(Taken from ABBA brochure)