Brahman cows. What do you know about them?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by guinea fowl galore, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    I'm thinking about getting some cows and based on the small amount of research I've done, I'm leaning towards Brahmans. As well as the fact that I am hopelessly in love with the grey ones. [​IMG]
    So what does everybody know about Brahmans? Is there any advice or tips anyone can give me?
     
  2. BarredCometLaced

    BarredCometLaced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are very heat, parasite, and disease hardy; calves are small at birth but grow fast. They are good mothers and provide plenty of milk for their calf. Cows weigh 100-1400 ilbs and bulls 1600-2200. Some are polled, some strains have horns. Thats what i know from the research i have done... I would have them if they were good with cold. [​IMG]
     
  3. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    That all sounds good. I haven't been able to fault them so far.
    What about their temperment?
     
  4. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    Well all the wandering-around Brahman cows I was around in India were very good at crossing the street, even if the traffic was very busy, and they were very well-mannered and very, very gentle.

    It was not at all unusual to see a little tiny kid leading 4-5 of them at once, scolding at them all and telling them to hurry up.

    LOL.
     
  5. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I don't see as many Brahma cows now as once I did here in Florida, but I do know they played a big role in making our cattle industry what it is today since they had such good heat and parasite resistance.

    They can be gentle or testy. Seems to depend on the individual and how they have been handled. As a boy I met a Brahma bull once that taught me to leap a barb wire fence at a dead run. Yet I see them at rodeos used as a riding animal and letting little kids climb all over them for photos.

    Here's a good place to start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahman_(cattle)

    From there a Google search will take you to more info than you can read in a day.
     
  6. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    all i know is that brahmas are commonly crossed with other breeds to make better cattle such as brangus, braford, limbrah, simbrah, ect.
     
  7. PartridgeRooster

    PartridgeRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They would be great for Aussieland. A Brangus is just fine for the cold Iowa winters but I love my Herefords and Angus. I have had Brahman crosses and they do make for a good all around cow. I bet a Brahman/Murray Grey would be great in Australia.
     
  8. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    Australia
    These cows seem like thy are going to be perfect for me.
    Someone told me once that they can get out of basicly any fence by just walking over that top of the fence, squashing it. Is this true?
     
  9. Haviris2

    Haviris2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've also heard they are jumpers.

    But I love them! I have a thing for ears! I especially love the red ones! I prefer polled.
     
  10. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    We have 5 Brahma Bulls on the ranch, & they are very mellow out in the pastures, but when we do round-up, they can get a little feisty in the working pens. Seems like the Brahma crosses can have more attitude too, but that's what's selling, so,...... We breed with White-faced Herefords & get a low birthweight calf that grows into a huge cow.
     

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