What to look for when buying Brahman

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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by Bright Raven » Tue May 02, 2017 10:17 am

Caustic Burno wrote:Raven this is the type most go for here.
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Thank you. I have been reading about them since this thread started. I thought they were a novelty until I did some reading. It doesn't make sense for me to switch at this point. I am content and my age is a factor. If I was interested, working them remains my concern. I handle my cattle a lot and I do it alone. My infrastructure and tolerance may not be up to the task.


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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue May 02, 2017 10:32 am

Bright Raven wrote:
Caustic Burno wrote:Raven this is the type most go for here.
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Thank you. I have been reading about them since this thread started. I thought they were a novelty until I did some reading. It doesn't make sense for me to switch at this point. I am content and my age is a factor. If I was interested, working them remains my concern. I handle my cattle a lot and I do it alone. My infrastructure and tolerance may not be up to the task.


Mine are dog gentle and will actually come up and lick me. They are very intelligent and have long memories.
You lead Brahmans and they know who they belong too, they won't tolerate mistreatment or what they perceive as such. They are suspicious of all strangers. Hooping,hollering hot shot and playing cowboy doesn't work well with them.
I have one I had to use nose tongs on years ago to treat an abscess where she had stuck a stick in her jaw. Pull them out today she hasn't forgotten and gets testy pretty fast.
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue May 02, 2017 11:06 am

Dogs and Cows wrote:Wow...those are gorgeous Caustic! It appears they have a very laid back herd...at least what was shown in the video. Do you live near them?

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No been out there a couple of times mainly to stare with lustful eyes.
Went once with my neighbor to purchase a few.
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue May 02, 2017 11:18 am

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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:


So the big bad Brahman breed pimp runs an Angus bull. Does it hurt to be that much of a hypocrite?
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by Bright Raven » Tue May 02, 2017 11:21 am

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Caustic Burno wrote:
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:


So the big bad Brahman breed pimp runs an Angus bull. Does it hurt to be that much of a hypocrite?


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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue May 02, 2017 11:24 am

Bright Raven wrote:
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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:


So the big bad Brahman breed pimp runs an Angus bull. Does it hurt to be that much of a hypocrite?


Tone it down, Dad.


Me? What about the bloviator from the the Big Thicket?
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue May 02, 2017 11:34 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Caustic Burno wrote:
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:


So the big bad Brahman breed pimp runs an Angus bull. Does it hurt to be that much of a hypocrite?



I am a hypocrite I actually own cattle
Yes I own an Angus bull how many Brimmers you got.
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue May 02, 2017 12:46 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Caustic Burno wrote:
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:


So the big bad Brahman breed pimp runs an Angus bull. Does it hurt to be that much of a hypocrite?



I am a hypocrite I actually own cattle
Yes I own an Angus bull how many Brimmers you got.


Brimmer? Is that a hat?

Smart move on the Angus bull, it pays to run the best.
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue May 02, 2017 12:47 pm

Oh and the LLC owns 110 Angus cows, 15 Hereford cows, and 7 bulls at the moment. In other words 3 times what you had at your peak.
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by TexasBred » Tue May 02, 2017 1:03 pm

Closest I ever come to Brahman was a good brangus and that was plenty of brahman blood for me. Just fed out a barren heifer and had her processed. The meat is out of this world.
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by Caustic Burno » Tue May 02, 2017 1:22 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Oh and the LLC owns 110 Angus cows, 15 Hereford cows, and 7 bulls at the moment. In other words 3 times what you had at your peak.


So you actually don't own any unless the LLC is in name, if not your the hired hand.
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue May 02, 2017 1:33 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Oh and the LLC owns 110 Angus cows, 15 Hereford cows, and 7 bulls at the moment. In other words 3 times what you had at your peak.


So you actually don't own any unless the LLC is in name, if not your the hired hand.


You do understand how an LLC works right? The LLC owns the cattle, it owns the land, the tractors, the truck, some rental property etc...

I can't be a hired hand 'cause I never get paid. I'm more of a volunteer.
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Tue May 02, 2017 1:33 pm

And it's "you're" not "your".
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by Bright Raven » Tue May 02, 2017 1:37 pm

How can you guys get so worked Up? This should be a rather mundane discussion. The subject is the merits of the Brahman breed. State you case and move on.
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Re: What to look for when buying Brahman

Post by Commercialfarmer » Tue May 02, 2017 1:41 pm

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.


This is the truth. Free market is the deciding factor, not opinions.

There is an obvious place for them. And in the south, they will do more with their heat and insect tolerance. But there are also reasons that feedlot buyers don't pursue them.

I wish this wasn't so, there's no higher heterosis than indicus taurus crosses.

All comes down to numbers.
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