Simbrah has been described as “The All Purpose American Breed”, produce a lean, high quality beef product. The breed has been developed to be as functional and trouble-free as possible.
History of the Simbrah breed
Developed in America in the late 1960s Simmental were combined with Brahman to produce the Simbrah breed, which is superior in many ways to the parent breeds.
The Brahman (or Zebu) is the most numerous cattle type on earth, and contributes heat and insect tolerance, hardiness and excellent foraging ability, as well as maternal calving ease and longevity. The Simmental complements these excellent traits with early sexual maturity, fertility, milking ability, rapid growth and good beef characteristics. The docile disposition of the Simmental also benefited the breed.
The Simbrah has proven to be highly adaptable, being able to cope well and thrive under a range of temperatures, thus increasing the interest in the breed worldwide. Their long lifespans – frequently well beyond 10 years of age – can mean significant savings in replacement costs for farmers.
The Simbrah are a medium sized cattle breed, taking its characteristics from both the Brahman and the Simmental. They come in various colours, and are typically red with either white or black and white on the face. They have a slight hump above the neck and have slightly larger ears than European beef breeds.
Facts about the Simbrah breed:
- Excellent maternal traits
- Rapid growth
- Hybrid vigour
- Heat tolerance
- Lean high quality beef