Weights & Measures

  • Height of typical mature bull: 117-147 cm at withers
  • Height of typical mature cow: 114-127 cm at withers
  • Typical carcass weight off grass: 230-260 kg dressed weight with 52% dressing percentage
  • Weight of typical mature bull: 500 kg to 850 kg
  • Weight of typical mature cow: 380 kg to 450 kg
  • Steers reared on grass: ready for slaughter between 3 to 3.5 yrs (36 -42 months) 420-460 kg
  • Steers, supplementary fed: ready for slaughter between 18 to 22months @ 380 to 400 kg
  • On average cows calve once a year: potentially 11 months (higher than other indicus breeds)
  • Average weight gains per day on grass and feedlot: Grass = 0.7 kg – 1.0 kg per day depending on grass quality. Feedlot = 1.3 kg per day depending on type of cross used (this was found at a recent trial at Marania Farm – Timau where using Boran cross Angus steers and heifers)
  • Milk Production from Boran / Friesian F1:

1st Lactation :
Av = 9.3 kgs per day
High= 13.8 kg per day

2nd Lactation :
Av = 10.4 kgs per day
High= 15.6 kg per day

3rd Lactation :
Av = 13.4 kgs per day
High= 19.5 kg per day


“The Boran is hardy, acclimatizes easily and with execellent fleshing qualities as proved in the results of carcass contents”
-Robert Tate – Brahman Breeder – San Antonio, Texas