Brangus cattle have been making a name for themselves in Australia for more than 50 years. They are bred on commercially applicable criteria…no fads, no frills. How many other breeds can effectively be used as a purebred, maternal and terminal breeding programme without compromising performance.
Renowned for their fertility and easy calving qualities, adaptability and profitability, the performance of Brangus cattle in the workplace has ensured their justifiable prominence.
Brangus cattle excel in all drivers of profitability. Being naturally polled Brangus eliminate the requirement to dehorn calves. The cowherd is easier to handle and hide damage is minimised.
Brangus are solid coloured and either black or red. Choose the colour to suit your environment and breeding programme and still access the renowned Brangus traits.
The easy calving qualities of the Brangus breed combined with its milking ability, fertility and mothering ability combine to produce a calving percentage that is rarely equaled or bettered.
Heat and parasite tolerance and an ability to walk and forage give Brangus cattle the ability to handle the toughest grazing conditions. Australian Brangus can be bred with varying Bos Indicus content so breeders from Tasmania to the Queensland gulf country can confidently select a Brangus for their conditions.
The marbling and tenderness qualities of the Angus breed have been demonstrated to be present in the Brangus carcase. A powerful combination with excellent growth rates affording producer’s turnoff versatility with their calf drop.
Brangus has proved to be as force to be reckoned with in carcase and prime cattle competitions Australia wide where their high yielding carcases with minimum fat and maximum quality have consistently produced awards.
“The introduction of Brangus has quietened the herd, minimised calving problems and produced a better line of steers. The Brangus give us a good weight gain –they are lead on legs” Marvin Deicke, Collinvale Station, Prosperpine
“My brother had some Brangus, and I noticed that anytime the Brangus were in a feedlot situation, they were the pen that caught the buyers eye.
I have been pleasantly surprised to discover the genuinely placid nature of the Brangus I bought from my brother. People seem to have a belief that anything with a Brahman background will be a bit wild, but our experience has all been positive – with the right culling process, Brangus cows are extremely quiet and curious as well as being good mothers.” Robert and Sally Houston, North Bunarba, Mungindi
GIPPSLAND FIELD DAY STEER TRIAL SUMMARY
The Gippsland Field Days Steer Trial is a grass fed comparative grazing competition conducted each year. Emphasis is placed on market suitability within the trial, with the specifications changing to meet current market trends. Brangus entries have performed very well in this competition held in southern Victoria.
The domestic grass fed trials are commenced around June and concludes in late November/ early December. Cattle are run under normal grazing conditions of improved pasture. All competition entries are run together.
For further information on the Gippsland Field Day Steer Trial www.gfd.com.au
MACKAY TRADE CATTLE COMPETITION 2002
Beeblee Partnership, Nebo Brangus Entries
Champion Grainfed Steer
Reserve Champion Grainfed Stee
Grand Champion Grainfed Steer
Best Confirmation Steer
Champion Pen of steers
GYMPIE CLASSIC 2002
M & R Carlson, Mooloo Brangus x Limousin Steer
Most Suitable Carcase for the Domestic Trade 92 points
5th place overall for Domestic Market and 2nd for Market suitability with one steer scoring 400 out of 400. One hundred and four different steers representing 18 breed types and cross breeds were in this section. In the Japanese Export Grain fed section of the AUSMEAT NATIONAL LIVESTOCK FEEDBACK TRIAL 1996 a team of four Brangus steers were placed 1st for individual and 1st team overall for weight gain. The best steer gained 2.37 kg per day (NLFT I/D 174), weighed 734 kg @ 19 months (milk teeth) with an EMA of 97 sq cm.
1993/94 BALLARAT STEER TRIAL COMPETITION. The team of three Brangus steers was awarded the highest carcase score of all the teams in the competition representing steers for the Domestic, Restaurant and Japanese Export markets. A total of 81 steers from 9 different breeds were in the competition.
AUS MEAT NATIONAL LIVESTOCK FEEDBACK TRIAL. 1992/93 Oakleigh Feedlot. Trial results, Blayney Abattoir 24th April 1993. A team of Brangus steers was placed second overall for market suitability. They averaged 294.60 points out of a possible 300 with one steer scoring 299.20 the four steers all met the strict weight and fat specifications and all scored maximum points for Meat Colour, Fat Colour, Texture/Firmness, and Marbling. There were a total of 160 steers entered Australia wide in this trial.
1993 NATIONAL LIVESTOCK FEEDBACK TRIAL JAPANESE GRASSFED MARKET. Two Brangus steers had the highest Marbling scores from 160 steers.
1992 NATIONAL LIVESTOCK FEEDBACK TRIAL JAPANESE GRAINFED MARKET. IST, 2ND & 3RD for Marbling from 143 carcases.
1991 NATIONAL LIVESTOCK FEEDBACK TRIAL JAPANESE GRASSFED MARKET. BERRIGURRA STATION EMERALD QUEENSLAND. Four Brangus steers averaged a yield of 72.67% of saleable meat.
1990 NATIONAL LIVESTOCK FEEDBACK TRIAL JAPANESE GRASSFED MARKET. THEODORE QUEENSLAND. A Brangus steer had the highest individual carcase for percentage yield of saleable meat of 75.3% combined with 47.52% primal cuts from the one hundred and sixty steers from twenty different breeds.