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Brangus - cow - Australia

(most common name)
(transboundary/brand name)

In the USA, a program of crossbreeding British beef and Brahman cattle was begun at the USDA Ag experiment station in Jeanerette, Louisiana. The intent was to create a profitable breed adapted to the climate, insects, and diseases of the Gulf Coast.

By 1932, the Angus finally won out as the preferred breed to cross with which then led to a final ratio of 3/8 Brahman and 5/8 Angus (same as the Santa Gertrudis).

Of the private breeders, Raymond Pope became the prime promoter of the Brangus. In 1949, the International Brangus Breeders Association was established.

As of 2020, the Brangus can be found in about 26 states, including Hawaii.

This page was last updated on: 2020-01-07

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