Human nature series

Brahman

Brahman

The Brahman or Brahma is a breed of Zebu cattle (Bos indicus) that was first bred in United States from cattle breeds imported from India. It has been crossbred extensively with European beef breeds (Bos taurus taurus) of cattle. Brahman cattle are known for their extreme tolerance to heat, they have a large hump over their shoulders and neck, upward-curving horns, large ears, and excess skin under their necks and chests, which helps keep them cool. They are able to sweat better than most cattle, and secrete an oil which helps repel insects.

The Brahman is one of the most popular breeds of cattle intended for meat processing and is widely used in Argentina, Brazil, United States, Colombia and Australia among other places.

 

Acrylic on a paper bag (McDonald's Australia 2000), 33 x 15,5 cm, 2017,

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