Notable for its docility, precocity, and fertility.


The Brahman breed originated in the United States, being a pure breed from the crossing of four other breeds: Nelore, Gir, Guzerá, and Krishna Valley. The first import to Brazil occurred in 1994, coming from animals from the United States, Colombia, Paraguay, and Argentina.


From a breed point of view, Brahman animals are characterized by a uniform white, gray, or red coat. In females, the coat is slightly lighter and in males they are generally darker at the ends (black skin).

The head has a straight or subconvex profile, medium and relatively wide ears with a slight recess at the bottom edge. The horns are dark and symmetrical, allowing dehorning and natural polled, and consequently a small nimburi.


The breed is very well adapted to Brazilian conditions and resistant to illnesses, besides being extremely precocious, showing an excellent weight gain. Females have excellent maternal ability and docile temperament, making management much easier.

Calves are vigorous and are born heavy. Males are precocious: they have an excellent quality carcass, with good yield, and developed and well-shaped muscles.

At 36 months, females can reach up to 570 kg and males can reach more than 790 kg. Brahman animals above 1 ton are also found relatively easily.