Brangus cattle are red or black, polled, and they have a sleek coat and pigmented skin. They have medium to large ears, with loose skin and neck folds. The rump is slightly rounded, and the bulls have a more moderate hump.
The Brangus cattle breed was developed to take advantage of the superior traits of Brahman and Angus cattle. The Brahman has natural disease resistance and is an overall more hardy species. The Angus has superior carcass qualities, and the females excel in their milking ability and fertility. The Brangus have good resistance to heat and humidity and handle cold climates well. Mature bulls weigh between 1,800 and 2,000 pounds, whereas mature females weigh around 1,100 to 1,200 pounds.