Editor’s Note: As part of our outreach program, we have asked our “Brahman Junior” interns to post a personal opinion blog. We asked them to talk about how Brahman cattle handle high heat conditions. This is what they said.
When ranchers decide to raise cattle, they need to make sure that the animal is going to adapt to the climate of that specific area. Conditions like high humidity, precipitation, extreme temperatures and available nutrition have to be considered. High temperatures can hurt an entire herd of cattle in many ways. Cattle can have low milk production, lose weight and have a shorter lifespan. None of these are good for the cattlemen’s business. The reason why Moreno Ranches breeds Brahmans is because they understand that ranches in very hot climates like Latin America have a hard time raising beef.
When these ranchers buy Brahman cattle and introduce them into the herd, all the animals do better in the tropical weather.
Cattlemen Buy Brahman Cattle because they can take the Heat
When ranchers buy Brahman cattle they know that this magnificent breed can handle tough tropical conditions. Their calm nature and thick skin help Brahman cattle not only survive extreme heat, but resist disease-carrying insects that live in humid weather. When the Brahman are mated with the existing herd, new generations become stronger too. At Moreno Ranches, I’ve watched the M Check Team use the highest standards to produce their red and gray purebred Brahmans. When ranchers buy Brahman cattle, they can trust that these animals will thrive in harsh tropical climates and help the rest of the herd adapt, too!