What to look for when buying Brahman

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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by Caustic Burno » Mon May 01, 2017 8:11 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
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Ol' 243 wrote:The thing I would look for most, is an Angus or a Simmental :D :D :D

If your looking to downgrade


There you go again. I'm running out tonight to buy some a Certified Braham Beef! Oh yeah, no such thing.


Yes it is sold under the CAB label everyday. With over 40% of USA beef production being Brahman influenced it dang sure ain't all Angus going through every fast food,restaurant or grocery store.


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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Mon May 01, 2017 8:21 pm

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Caustic Burno wrote:If your looking to downgrade


There you go again. I'm running out tonight to buy some a Certified Braham Beef! Oh yeah, no such thing.


Yes it is sold under the CAB label everyday. With over 40% of USA beef production being Brahman influenced it dang sure ain't all Angus going through every fast food,restaurant or grocery store.


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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by Caustic Burno » Mon May 01, 2017 8:52 pm

With 20% higher weaning weight that brings top dollar at the salebarn I don't care what they do with it when it gets to Greely Co.
O wait they are standing right next to Angus there and out producing them.
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by Bright Raven » Mon May 01, 2017 9:03 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:With 20% higher weaning weight that brings top dollar at the salebarn I don't care what they do with it when it gets to Greely Co.
O wait they are standing right next to Angus there and out producing them.


But isn't that mostly skin and ears?
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by BK9954 » Mon May 01, 2017 9:08 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:Brahman are smart they come in two forms fight or flight. I would rather have the fighter. If you know how to handle Brimmers they are easier to work IMO. The flighty ones always are looking for the trap and I have those go bat shyt crazy a lot faster.

If they are anything like a tigerstripe I can probably handle them. I treat all my cattle with ease, a "little" pressure usually goes a long way, unless I got a defensive momma with a calf and I might have to climb to side of the corral. I wanted to start of with young heifers first. I dont work my cattle too much but when I do my corrals are almost 7 foot tall. Thats the only place I feed and keep the water so they are used to coming in there daily. If I get one that can jump that she would have to go to the sale. I want some to put my hereford on. The brahman down here in Central Tx are going for just as much or more as the tigerstripes. Registered brahman is out of my range. Too much risk on each animal for a guy with my resources.
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Re: What to look for when buying dBrahman

Post by True Grit Farms » Mon May 01, 2017 9:17 pm

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Caustic Burno wrote:With 20% higher weaning weight that brings top dollar at the salebarn I don't care what they do with it when it gets to Greely Co.
O wait they are standing right next to Angus there and out producing them.


But isn't that mostly skin and ears?


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All that leather is good for something, they even named the boots after them. Because Brahma is tough as leather...literally.
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by ricebeltrancher » Mon May 01, 2017 9:32 pm

The Brahman steers whipped the "Simms" and "Simbrahs" in the Houston carcass contest. About even with most other breeds. Champion carcass was an American. Average Prime and YG 2, sired by a Brangus bull. Brahman influenced cattle can grade.
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue May 02, 2017 12:39 am

GAIN EFFICIENCY & CARCASS QUALITY
Brahman hybrid calves and those out of Brahman F-1 cows are noted for their fast gains, and it’s a fact that these calves consistently produce more weight per day of age than most other breed contemporaries. Brahman cross calves are more desirable to feed in many parts of the country during hot, humid months when the feed efficiency of European and British calves and crosses decreases. The ability of these Brahman cross cattle to finish during warm seasons is a definite economic factor in their favor.

While efficiency is an important quality of the Brahman and its crosses, the carcasses are known for their high cutability, which results in a high yielding carcass with limited fat. In a recent study conducted by Texas A&M, Angus and Hereford cows were bred to Brahman bulls. The resulting steers were handled as calf-feds going directly into the feedlot at weaning. The steers were fed for 180 days and slaughtered at 13-14 months. The first calf crops produced 89 steers, with no death loss experienced postweaning. Of those fed, 58 percent of the steers graded Choice, with the rest in the window of acceptability.

Tenderness readings using the Warner-Bratzler Shear-Force Test were taken at 0, 7 and 14 days. With this data, a rating of 10 pounds or less is considered satisfactory for supermarket sales, while a rating of 8.7 pounds or less is desirable for steaks utilized in quality restaurants. Eighty-four of the 89 samples were below the 10 pound level at 14 days with the best rating being 5.7 pounds.

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Add more beef to your milk program with the American Brahman! The American Brahman is known the world over for their crossbreeding excellence, however many dairy producers in the southern United States and South and Central America also utilize the American Brahman in crossbreeding with dairy breeds. These dual purpose animals are the future of the cattle industry in the tropics. Using American Brahmans in the tropics will result in adaptability, fertility, disease resistance and longevity. American Brahman genetics give you heavier weaning weights, more quality beef, and more salvage value at production termination. They also add additional butter fat content and protein, as well as increased production and net income.
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by JWBrahman » Tue May 02, 2017 5:19 am

It just aint fair that cattlemen on the gulf coast can raise more pounds of beef on fewer acres and still grade as well as other breeds.

There probably should be a bunch of taxes on us to make life fair.

Also, we need to start smacking smart kids upside the head. It ain't fair they work harder.

While we are at it let's pass a few laws restricting anyone who is better looking than me, too. Nobody should be better than anybody else at anything.

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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue May 02, 2017 7:10 am

Remind me again how many purebred Brahman cattle you're currently running Caustic?
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by M-5 » Tue May 02, 2017 7:15 am

TT it's like being black , it only takes a drop to be able to claim it.
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by True Grit Farms » Tue May 02, 2017 7:26 am

Brahman cattle compete with Mexican cattle for the same market. There's no question that Brahman cattle work good for the producers in the south - southeast. You can post whatever and twist the facts, but the majority of the feedlots don't want heavily influenced Brahman cattle. And anyone that thinks different needs to take a road trip.
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue May 02, 2017 7:29 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Remind me again how many purebred Brahman cattle you're currently running Caustic?


None just 1/2 breeds the premium ones that bring premium price.
I bet it's rough TT being an Angus snowflake having to eat all that CAB :bs:
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue May 02, 2017 7:37 am

True Grit Farms wrote:Brahman cattle compete with Mexican cattle for the same market. There's no question that Brahman cattle work good for the producers in the south - southeast. You can post whatever and twist the facts, but the majority of the feedlots don't want heavily influenced Brahman cattle. And anyone that thinks different needs to take a road trip.


Not hardly Grit the American Brahman was developed in Texas for the environment. Look up Shanghi Pierce. It worked so well they spread like wildfire through the south.Kind of like all those fine Chars that used Brahman as a foundation to produce the American Char.
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by WalnutCrest » Tue May 02, 2017 7:44 am

I think we've seen here that there are more than a few CAB producers (and others producers, too) who put something different in their own freezers ... Jersey and Jersey X ...
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