The Brahmousin was created in the late 1970’s by Daryl Wiggins in Texas. The first of the breed were produced from a multiple embryo transfer from a French-imported Limousin dam called Gloria. This resulted in six heifers and three bull calves which formed the Limousin base. The stock was then cross bred to Brahman cattle which achieved an F-1 cross, and further crosses over a broader base led to the 5/8 to 3/8 purebred.
The goal was to blend the best of the Limousin and Brahman traits, this created a breed that have excellent reproductive efficiency, mothering ability, excel in muscling and growth traits and are adaptable in varying environmental conditions.
Purebred Brahmousin are classified as five-eighths Limousin and three-eighths Brahman.
The Brahmousin is generally golden red to tan in colour, the legs, around the eyes, muzzle and underbelly are a lighter shade. Their skin is slightly loose like the Brahman. It is a large breed with a strong frame and beefy conformation.
The bulls are rugged, thick, fertile and are active breeders, the females are broody, long lasting and fertile, and also and display carcass quality.
This breed takes qualities such as the heat tolerance, insect resistance and feed efficiency from the Brahman and the excellence in muscling and growth traits, carcass quality and conformation from the Limousin to make a very useful Australian breed.
- Feed efficiency
- Carcass quality
- Foraging ability
- Fertile cows
- Insect resistance
- Heat tolerance
- Superior maternal traits
- Excellent feedlot returns
This breed is produced mainly in Australia and USA