Brangus cattle are black or red, polled, with a sleek coat and pigmented skin. Their ears are medium to large and the skin is loose, with neck folds. The rump is slightly rounded, and the bulls have a moderate hump.
The Brangus have a good temperament which was originally selected for when the breed was created.
Mature Brangus bulls generally weigh between 1,800 and 2,000 pounds, while mature females generally weigh around 1,100 to 1,200 pounds.
Bulls mature by two years of age and are ready to go into service by 18 months. Heifers are ready to breed by 14 months of age and deliver their first calf at 24 months of age. The bulls can remain in service through age 12, while the cows can produce calves beyond the age of 14.
This breed is considered to be very versatile being high performers on pasture and in the feed yard and have also proven resistant to heat and high humidity. Under conditions of cool and cold climate they seem to produce enough hair for adequate protection.
The cows are good mothers and the calves are usually of medium size at birth.
- Resistant to heat and high humidity
- Hardy in cold climates
- Good mothers
- Resistance to ticks and bloat
- A good forager
- Rapid weight gain
- Average to slightly late maturing
- A carcase without excessive fat