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Discussion in 'General Cattle Discussion' started by Hereford_Show_Girl, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Hereford_Show_Girl

    Hereford_Show_Girl New Member

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    I have always loved braman cattle, and I love that the majority of the breed is really calm. How do I talk my parents into taking in a braman?? :) they are my dream cows:)
     
  2. cattleman1253

    cattleman1253 New Member

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    Well your on your own there lol I would help if I could but everyone I have ever delt with just wanted to kill me lol
     

  3. Brice

    Brice New Member

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    How old are you and what have you already taken care of?

    Also, how much will this cost your parent? Can you earn the money to purchase it and pay for the upkeep?

    Thing parents need to know if you want to convince them to have a cow.
     
  4. Hereford_Show_Girl

    Hereford_Show_Girl New Member

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    I told my parents I could pay for it. And I have a hereford farm
     
  5. Fairfarmhand

    Fairfarmhand New Member

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    The only brangus we ever had was stark raving mad. Didn't endear me to the breed.
     
  6. dnsnthegrdn

    dnsnthegrdn New Member

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    I'd do a lot of research before delving into that endeavor. All I've ever heard about that breed is negative, behavior wise. DH says they are a flight or fight breed. To quote him "You get in the pasture with one of them. They will either jump every fence in the county to get away from you or do anything in the world to hunt you down."

    Couple things to consider. Are you set up for them? Wire fencing is not going to contain them. How are you going to market them? In our area you wouldn't get anything for them at the stockyards. And no one would want to buy a purebred around here. You'd have trouble giving one away.

    I am curious. Where did you get that they were gentle? Every cattle man I've ever talked to cringe at the thought of a mean ol' bram.
     
  7. Hereford_Show_Girl

    Hereford_Show_Girl New Member

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    I've met a group of people at out local fair that show Brahmans, and I was lucky enough to help show one of them. When I was handling the heifer, she was extremely calm and went wherever I wanted her to. Much like some dairy cows.
     
  8. Megan

    Megan New Member

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    Do cows personalities go against breed type? Like maybe the show cow was use to being handled and shown, but a regular cow would not be?
     
  9. Bessie

    Bessie New Member

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    Good luck Hereford_Show_Girl, I hope if you get one, that you'll have the good luck and easiness with him that you are expecting.
     
  10. RanchWife

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    My friend has worked on cattle stations in Australia where all the run are Brahman cattle. Some that have been handled from birth are super tame, like any cow, but as a whole the breed in my opinion is hard to work, and mean!
     
  11. DBPMAINEANJOU

    DBPMAINEANJOU New Member

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    We see a few around here because with the drought up north they were dirt cheep however they dont sell as well as the european based breeds and have a reputation for being hard to handle .I would do some more homework and really check out the breed before you buy one .