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What is the mature weight of a Brahman Bull?


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2011-02-25 21:26:14
2011-02-25 21:26:14

A Brahman bull can weigh around 2200 to 2600 lbs.

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A mature Brahman cow has an average weight of around 1600 pounds.

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Usually mature Brahman cows weigh between 1200 and 1600 lbs.

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This would depend upon the relative size of the Jersey and the Brahman in question. Jersey cows are among the smaller breeds of cattle, and Brahman bulls tend to be among the larger breeds of cattle. It may be a better idea to collect the Brahman bull and artificially inseminate the Jersey cow if you really want this cross to happen. To add to what was mentioned above in the first sentence, a Jersey cow may be able to handle a Brahman bull if the bull was a yearling, not a fully mature 2200+ lb bull. To compare, Jersey bulls mature at around 1600 to 1800 lbs, considerably smaller than the average mature weight of a Brahmer. Thus, as mentioned above, if you want a Jersey-Brahman cross bad enough, it's possibly best to AI the Jersey cow with Brahman semen. Note, though, the bull from where the semen was collected better have high calving ease/low birth weight EPDs (Expected Progeny Differences) so that the Jersey will not have a difficult birth (dystocia) if she might if you paid little attention to such numbers.

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Not without injuring her. However, it depends on the size of the bull and cow in question. If the bull is just a yearling on a mature cow, yes you may. If the bull is a big mature guy, it wouldn't be recommended that he goes anywhere near her, no matter if she's a mature cow or a young heifer, by any producer with a lick of common sense. If she is a young heifer, no to either mature bull nor the yearling. Brahman bulls are not small by any means, and he will injure that cow if he's allowed to mate with her; if he doesn't injure her during the process of conception, the injuries will show up when she's close to calving: i.e., you will get a downer cow with spinal or hip problems. It's best if you get semen from him and artificially inseminate the cow instead, or if you can find a Brahman bull with low birth weight EPDs that you can get semen from, use that bull on her instead.

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The average weight of a mature Holstein bull is about 2,200lbs, while a mature cow will weigh about 1,500 lbs.


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