is a breed of beefcattle
that was developed in the early 1930s by Tom Lasater from a crossing of Hereford
cattle with Brahman
stock. The exact mixture of the foundation cattle is unknown, but is thought to be about 25% Hereford, 25% Shorthorn and 50% Brahman. It was the second new breed of cattle registered in the United States
. The original intention was to produce cattle that could produce economically in the difficult environment of South Texas
. The cattle were selected by using the Six Essentials – weight, conformation, milking ability, fertility, hardiness and disposition. Though there are no standards for color, most are red, however others are paint, dun, roan, white, brown, tan, or black.
) are a breed of cattle
commonly used in beef
production. They were developed from cattle native to the counties of Aberdeenshire
in Scotland, and are known as Aberdeen Angus in most parts of the world.
They are naturally polled (do not have horns) and solid black or red, although the udder
may be white. There have always been both red and black individuals in the population, and in the USA they are regarded as two separate breeds - Red Angus and Black Angus. Black Angus is the most common beef breed of cattle in the United States
The American Brahman has a distinct large boils over the top of the shoulder and neck, and a loose flap of skin (dewlap
) hanging from the neck. It is also known for its distinctive long, floppy ears. Bulls weigh 1,600 to 2,200 pounds (800 to 1,100 kg) and cows weigh 1,000 to 1,400 pounds (500 to 700 kg). At birth, calves weigh 60 to 65 pounds (30 to 33 kg). Brahman cattle can be gray or red color. Their tail switch is black, and they have black pigmentation on their noses, tips of ears, and hooves. They are primarily a horned breed of cattle however there are some bloodlines of Brahman that are naturally polled (without horns).