Though the term 'Brahman' was adopted in 1924 to describe a variety of Indian cattle
breeds being imported into America
, many of those breeds
can be traced back thousands of years.
In America, Brahman refers to Indian cattle first introduced in Louisiana in the middle-1800's. Their longevity, superior heartiness, resistance to heat, disease, feed shortages, and injuries amazed American ranchers, who began cross-breeding them extensively to produce tougher herds.
Their meat is also healthier than that of average cattle.
This node is part of Tem42's list of cattle breeds, entitled, simply, cattle.