Crossbreeds are a valuable asset for some beef producers.
Data from a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service South Texas study shows Brahman and British crossbred cattle add significant value to breeding stock in South Texas and performed best in terms of sale price.
"The research here shows the value of crossbreeds in this region," says Levi Russell, AgriLife Extension economist, Corpus Christi. "The increase in the number of calves a rancher could expect from his or her breeding stock due to Brahman influence certainly increases profit potential for the herd."
The study examined the effects of Brahman influence and other managerial and market factors on prices paid for breeding cattle in South Texas.
The study data was collected in April at the Tri-County Commercial Female Sale in Beeville, TX. The special sale featured 123 lots from which the following information was collected: number of head sold, coat color, frame size, condition, Brahman influence, physiological stage, polled, price per head and weight.
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