Double R Ranch specializes in Fullblood, Purebred and Percentage
Braunvieh cattle. We have been raising Braunvieh since 1998 and have been
working hard to produce cattle that will suit the commercial breeder,
registered seedstock producer or anyone wanting to put more pounds on
their cattle and more $$ in their pocket.
The Braunvieh breed combines the most positive traits and least
negative traits of any breed, making it a profitable choice. Braunvieh put
it all together: Maternal, Muscling, Marbling, and Performance. Braunvieh
are one of the oldest breeds recorded and are not a crossbreed of any
sort. They originate from the Swiss Alps and today still make up over 40%
of the cattle in Switzerland. Braunvieh are extremely adaptable, they will
do well in all extremes from Alaska to Brazil and in between. Known for
being docile, Braunvieh females are excellent mothers with strong milk
production. They are also very correct with their structure and produce
well into their teens! On the carcass side, Braunvieh-sired cattle have
consistently ranked high in national-level carcass contests and the breed
is becoming well-known for its desirable carcass traits of high quality
grade and low yield grade. Of all the Continental breeds, Braunvieh is the
only one that has the marbling ability to go along with the muscle.
In the March 2003 Angus Journal R.A. Long in his Beef Logic
article expressed the following:
"The muscle from cattle is termed
beef, and beef is widely recognized as a prestigious, nutritious,
healthful, good-tasting and satisfying food. Heavily muscled cattle yield
a higher percentage of edible portion than do lighter-muscled ones.
Therefore, among carcasses of acceptable weight and equal quality, the
heavier muscled ones are more desirable and bring more money in the
marketplace. However, the degree of muscling does not determine the amount
of marbling. The Braunvieh is one Continental breed that is heavily
muscled yet marbles very well."