That, ladies and gentlemen, is a Brangus bull. He resides on my father-in-law’s ranch, southeast of Austin. Brangus cattle are a cross between Brahman and Angus, gaining superior characteristics of both: they’re hardy, heat-tolerant, and tasty.
My father-in-law loves me because I drive a pickup, and I can talk cattle. I might have lost a few points mixing up some of the Angus and Brangus. But I did properly identify the Herefords. As long as we avoid politics and just stick to talking about the ranch, everything is great. Knowing your safe topics and staying there makes getting along a lot easier.