Alto Adams Jr. began developing Brafords on his Florida ranch in 1947. He began experimenting with various types of Brahman-Hereford cross bulls. Eventually he identified Braford bulls that were producing calves that met his needs and he used these bulls and their offspring to form what is recognized as the Foundation Herd of the Braford breed in the United States.
Brafords are known for superior maternal ability. Early puberty, fertility, calving ease, optimum milk production, maternal aptitude and productive longevity have earned Brafords this distinguished reputation. Brafords consistently and efficiently produce a uniform product in specific production environments.
The most common color is a white Hereford like face with red eye patches with a red body. Braford cattle are approximately 3/8 Brahman and 5/8 Hereford.