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Brahman question

Postby sske » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:44 pm

A friend of mine got this cow in a package deal he made on a herd of Angus cows, and sold her to me pretty cheap. What do you guys think of her? I know pictures aren't the best she's 4-5 years old never calved, should be bred but haven't been able to get her checked. I've got no experience with Brahmans so looking at her bag and vulva would any of you be comfortable giving a guess on weather or not she's bred and how far from calving. To me her bag and vulva both appear to have gotten slightly larger within the last 2 weeks. And also with the information I've given how much would y'all be comfortable paying for her?
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Re: Brahman question

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Re: Brahman question

Postby holm25 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:28 pm

I'd say your best bet is to get a vet out to preg check her. It's kinda hard to tell from the photos but it looks like maybe she is starting to develop an udder?
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Re: Brahman question

Postby Muddy » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:41 pm

Any reason why she has never calved?
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Re: Brahman question

Postby ALACOWMAN » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:57 pm

If she is bred,,she's short bred..Brahman are slow maturing.. But she should have calved ----way--- before now.. What kind of condition has she been in the last couple years??? I'd have a vet check her reproductive system..Might be a twin or have a ovarian cyst.. Also need to check her for STD's
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Re: Brahman question

Postby Caustic Burno » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:30 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:If she is bred,,she's short bred..Brahman are slow maturing.. But she should have calved ----way--- before now.. What kind of condition has she been in the last couple years??? I'd have a vet check her reproductive system..Might be a twin or have a ovarian cyst.. Also need to check her for STD's


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Re: Brahman question

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:00 pm

Pretty much what I think of when I hear Brahman cows mentioned.

I like the grey coloring.
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Re: Brahman question

Postby Brute 23 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:10 pm

What is your game plan with that cow?

Hope you bred her to one be nice of a bull... He has a lot of ground to make up.
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Re: Brahman question

Postby ALACOWMAN » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:24 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Pretty much what I think of when I hear Brahman cows mentioned.

I like the grey coloring.
she's a indu type, they all pretty much have that look...not my favorite,but bred to the right bull.. Like a good boned,muscled up Hereford bull,, she'll do... Their great momas
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Re: Brahman question

Postby Muddy » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:58 pm

Agreed with ALACOWMAN, she's not a Brahman. She looks like an Indu Brazilian but not a pure one.
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Re: Brahman question

Postby sske » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:57 pm

She was never ran with a bull, people bought her mother as a bred cow then sold her mother and kept her as a pasture pet for the last 3 or so years, 10-11 months ago she was turned out with the Angus herd as a virgin heifer and ran with the yearling murray grey bull they had up until 2 weeks ago.
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Re: Brahman question

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:58 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Pretty much what I think of when I hear Brahman cows mentioned.

I like the grey coloring.
she's a indu type, they all pretty much have that look...not my favorite,but bred to the right bull.. Like a good boned,muscled up Hereford bull,, she'll do... Their great momas


I merely said that's what I think of when I hear Brahman, not saying it is or isn't one.
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Re: Brahman question

Postby Backbone Ranch » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:56 pm

It is hard to tell from the photos if she is bred or not. I would have to agree with the advice that has already been given; getting her checked by the vet is the best and quickest way to determine if she is pregnant or open. A friend of mine in Louisiana had some really impressive Brahman x Murray Grey heifer calves a few years back. I hope that she does well for you!
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Re: Brahman question

Postby ALACOWMAN » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:32 pm

sske wrote:She was never ran with a bull, people bought her mother as a bred cow then sold her mother and kept her as a pasture pet for the last 3 or so years, 10-11 months ago she was turned out with the Angus herd as a virgin heifer and ran with the yearling murray grey bull they had up until 2 weeks ago.
information that would'a came in handy a few post back :D
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Re: Brahman question

Postby Kingfisher » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:40 pm

Brute 23 wrote:What is your game plan with that cow?

Hope you bred her to one be nice of a bull... He has a lot of ground to make up.

Agh now you just ain't got your head tilted the right way! ;). 4-5 years not bred or calved would scare me like a flood car!
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