Acquired: Rescue / shelter group
Posted May 20, 2014
Before I go into detail here, I want to start by saying that my cattle experience comes from working with them at a rescue. It was all hands on work, but there were never any plans on sending them to market, so I can't offer any personal experience on that end.
What can I offer is experience with the personality of the breed and let me tell you, brahma's have plenty of it.
They have quickly become my favorite breed of cow, in part to their looks. Unlike, say, a dairy cow, brahma's have very long ears. They also come almost exclusively in white/gray, have a 'hump' of sorts on their back and a 'waddle' of sorts on their neck. It's very endearing to look at.
This particular breed of cow is also known for being extremely intelligent. They are hard to trick and even harder to trick twice and, though not aggressive, can be very leery about new people and things. It's definitely a breed of cow that you have to outsmart, especially when it comes time to change out their ear tags!