Stud cattle breeders and commercial beef cattle producers rely on Rockley Brahmans to deliver cattle that meet their need for a combination of strong genetics, quiet temperament and efficiency to produce productive, profitable cattle. For decades, we have been breeding the following seven traits into our elite Red Brahmans.
Stringent management and selection criteria including controlled mating, pregnancy testing and culling, ensure ‘best of breed’ results.
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2. Quiet temperament
Behaviour modification is unnecessary as our cattle have been genetically selected for their calm and easy nature. This helps ensure smooth integration of new bulls and females into existing studs.
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3. Sound udders
Rockley Brahmans’ females have been selected and culled over decades to ensure calves have a strong start and deliver excellent weight gain to weaning.
Our cattle comfortably handle harsh landscapes and adapt well in drought conditions. Cattle’s efficiency is assured as they are bred to be naturally muscled. In tough conditions, females have the ability to rebreed.
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5. Structurally sound
Longevity is a consistent trait, based on decades of comprehensive culling and selection. Breeding females endure in herds, providing regular reproduction. Likewise, sound cattle last longer in the herd.
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6. Length & width
The combination of length and width in our cattle adds weight to each animal’s carcass which, in turn, delivers you increased profitability. We measure these results from ultrasound scanning and/or abattoir carcass data.
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7. Clean underlines
In males we look for a moderately tight sheath that hangs close to the body. A pendulous sheath is more prone to injury or infection. In females the naval flap should also hang close to the abdominal wall. The navel flap in females is believed to be correlated with sheath size in bulls.