(RIESEL, TX – July 27, 2021) With the rise of popularity with Red Brahman cattle in Texas and around the world, many questions can arise: Why are they are highly sought after? Why choose Red Brahman cattle over Gray Brahman cattle? How does this affect the future of the Brahman breed? To start we will explain why Brahman in general are a highly sought-after breed.
The Brahman breed originated in India where food was scarce, parasites were easily caught, weather conditions were harsh, and insects were numerous. Over the years of being subject to these elements, the Brahman breed started to adapt to the harsh environment and gained traits that helped them to survive.
Some examples of these traits are a higher resistance to heat which caused looser skin (making a larger surface area for cooling) and a large hump that helps reflect the sun’s rays, a thicker coat (which helps with resistance to pests and insects), as well as a longer life span (especially when in a climate that is less harsh than India’s).
So how do Red Brahman cattle differentiate from Gray Brahman cattle? Well the Brahman breed started from four other Zebu breeds (humped cattle originating in the Indian sub-continent) – Gyr, Guzerat, Nelore and Krishna Valley. Red Brahman cattle display characteristics of the Gyr breed while Gray Brahman cattle display more characteristics of the Guzerat breed. But as far as notable differences go with Red Brahman cattle and Gray Brahman cattle, there are virtually no differences other than coat color.
When a Brahman calf is born, they may have a certain coat color, but it can change as they get older. For example, a calf with a red coat at birth could eventually change to a gray coat. At Moreno Ranches, we track the genetics of our Brahman cattle very closely, so you can rest assured that when you purchase semen or embryos for Red Brahman cattle from us, the probability of you actually getting Red Brahman cattle is very high.
Moreno Ranches Red Brahman genetics are so elite that many of our Brahmans have won championships domestically and abroad at Brahman cattle shows. Below are some of the many notable Red Brahman bulls and Red Brahman females that have won for Moreno Ranches at the 2021 Brahman cattle shows thus far.
MORENO MR. RENALDIE 803
2021 FJBA Spring Fling at the South Florida Fair / Senior Champion & Grand Champion Red Bull
MORENO MS. LADY RICA 692/2
2021 FJBA Spring Fling at the South Florida Fair / Calf Champion & Grand Champion Red Female
MORENO MR. ROMEO 31/1
2021 American Brahman Open Classic / Reserve Junior Champion Red Bull
PCC LADY ANTONIA TE 153/8 (SIRED BY +BB BRONSON 299/3)
XXIII Brahman National Exhibition, Tampico Tamaulipas, Mexico Grand & Adult Champion Red Female
MORENO MS. LADY RAPUNSEL 514/2
2021 American Brahman Open Classic / Intermediate Champion Red Female
MORENO MR. RIPLEY REY 11/1
2021 Southeastern International Livestock Show / Junior Champion Red Bull
MORENO MS. LADY REDI-ANN 386/2
2021 Southeastern International Livestock Show / Junior Champion Red Female
MORENO MS. RISING STAR 470/2
2021 ABBA International Brahman Show / Class 10 Champion & Reserve Intermediate Champion Red Female
MORENO MR. RECKING 957
2021 ABBA New Years Bash / Class 43 Champion & Junior Champion Red Bull
MORENO MS. LADY RIKA VIVI 926/1
2021 ABBA New Years Bash / Class 22 Champion Red Female
MORENO MR. RISQUE INTENTIONS 435
2021 ABBA Winter Classic, Bell County Expo / Champion Red Get of Sire
MORENO MS. LADY ROSALINNDA 450/2
2021 ABBA Winter Classic, Bell County Expo / Class 11 Reserve Champion Red Female
If you’re interested in learning more about our Red Brahman cattle for sale in Texas or Gray Brahman cattle for sale in Texas, please don’t hesitate to email us at [email protected] or call 863-444-8745 for more information. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have as well as recommend to you what your best options are for getting involved with your own Brahman cattle and Brahman genetics from Moreno Ranches!
ABOUT MORENO RANCHES
Moreno Ranches is a top producer of Brahman heifers for sale. Customers come to the company for genetically superior heifers for sale and Brahman Semen (seed stock) as well as Brahman embryos. The company produces both Brahman heifers and calves for sale, including for use as show cattle or to produce Brahman F1 hybrids. Visit the company’s website to browse stock. The company is a trusted source of Brahman heifers whether a buyer is in Florida, Texas, Louisiana, Latin America, or anywhere in the world.