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A breed of cattle native to India, they are distinguished by their hump and have a strange grunt quite unlike the lowing of other cattle. They are drought tolerant, so were used to interbreed with other cattle species in the U.S.A. (they have been crossed with the French Charolais to produce a Charbray, and with the Aberdeen Angus to produce Brangus). They are still reared in their own right in hot areas of The States where heat discourages other breeds. Brahmans require no shade, thrive on sparse vegetation, have strong resistance to various insect pests and to drought. See Davis, Dr. James Bolton:
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