Brahman Type Cattle - Bos Indicus
My husband would prefer we just had a nice, normal herd of stock cows with a nice registered Angus Bull to raise a few calves for market but when you only have room for a few, why not make them unusual and interesting? I think the Brahman type cattle, and there are a number of types, are the most beautiful cattle on earth. They certainly have some qualities that stand out to me.
For one, the Brahman type cow will outlast any other breed as far as length of years they are able to produce calves. This interested me because I prefer to have them around longer than just 5 or 6 yrs then sell because they're no longer productive. They are insanely intelligent. Most cows are smarter than some might think but the Brahman cow is a thinker and she remembers. They develop bonds with generally one person. They recognize a stranger and react and I won't go into detail but some of the neighbors refer to my cow Babe as "crazy cow". She's not mean, but she means business with strangers. Rose, on the other hand, is mellow as can be.
Even my son, who is Not a fan of my Brahmans, will easily admit they produce awesome looking calves.. They have wonderfully small calves, no issues with calving and the gain is super!
This is Rose, grade Brahman type cow of Gir or Indu Brazilian type, or both. This type cattle were used in the making of the American Brahman breed.
There are a lot of Humped Cattle Breeds. Gyr and Indu Brazilian are my favorite and while they are definitely not common in the US, they are the more common here.