The Boran developed in Eastern Africa and the main Boran hotspot was the Borana plateau in Southern Ethiopia. That was a point where all the different breeds migrated through to their various destinations in Africa.
The winning combination of top Hereford and Brahman genes enables the Braford to adapt, reproduce and thrive in a variety of very different environments from extreme heat to extreme cold, wet and dry environments and Brafords cope extremely well with South African diseases.
Africa the oldest stud is that of Mr Raymond Green of Ladysmith,
Natal. He started breeding Brangus in the Republic of South Africa
in 1963. The first Brangus Club was established in 1976 in order
to gain recognition for the breed.
In April 1966, a mere 3 years after the first substantial imports of Charolais into South Africa, the Charolais Breeders' Association of South Africa was affiliated to the South African Stud Book and Livestock Improvement Association as a corporate body.