Traits that get docked

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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby kentuckyguy » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:21 pm

I have a dumb question. What are you all referring to on the ears?
Never noticed much difference in my cattles ears.
I'm guessing maybe brahma influence?
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:37 pm

Yes, Brahman.
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby Stocker Steve » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:20 pm

Ojp6 wrote:Muscled up Limo's take a pretty good dock.


Why would muscle get docked?
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby RanchMan90 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:51 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
Ojp6 wrote:Muscled up Limo's take a pretty good dock.


Why would muscle get docked?

Double muscle doesn't grade well
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby Muddy » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:06 am

RanchMan90 wrote:
Stocker Steve wrote:
Ojp6 wrote:Muscled up Limo's take a pretty good dock.


Why would muscle get docked?

Double muscle doesn't grade well

Or that the limousin is the lowest marbled one out of the beef breeds.
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby Cross-7 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:46 am

Muddy wrote:
RanchMan90 wrote:
Stocker Steve wrote:
Why would muscle get docked?

Double muscle doesn't grade well

Or that the limousin is the lowest marbled one out of the beef breeds.


Off the subject but I thought was interesting
I watched a program RFDTV about a big ranch in far west Tx in the Davis mountains.
They ran several hundred head of limousine cattle.
They had their calves contracted to Laura's lean beef.
As you stated, not a lot of marbling and lean cuts.
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby Craig Miller » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:10 am

Aaron wrote:Polled Herefords
Smokies.


Those two are interesting because here a horned hereford would bring less than a polled one. If by smokies you mean a char x Angus then that calf would probably be the top price of the day.
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby Aaron » Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:41 pm

Craig Miller wrote:
Aaron wrote:Polled Herefords
Smokies.


Those two are interesting because here a horned hereford would bring less than a polled one. If by smokies you mean a char x Angus then that calf would probably be the top price of the day.


If you leave the horns on them, then there would be a dock here. But as far as breeding, Horned Hereford steers will bring much more than Polled Hereford steers here. Buyers know there is a difference.

Yeah, smokies as in char/angus cross. Now tans, char/red angus will bring a premium.
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby City Guy » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:42 am

HOLY CRAP! And you all call this a simpler life? What are ya gonna do?
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby Stocker Steve » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:00 am

Aaron wrote:Yeah, smokies as in char/angus cross. Now tans, char/red angus will bring a premium.


BTO here buys the discounted smokies and feeds them out for a nice profit.
Why a premium on tans?
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby Muddy » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:28 pm

Less chances of getting a rattail.
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby Chocolate Cow » Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:59 pm

The thing that bothers me is, when the local barn is selling red angus replacement heifers or breds, they are talked up as though there's nothing better. And, they will sell that way too. But, you turn around and bring their calves back to the sale or mix some reds in with blacks and it's a different day/different rules. The reds won't sell as well as the blacks and the reds will most likely be sorted away from the blacks and sold as two separate groups with a price difference discriminating against the reds.
The market is a fickle thing. Two weeks ago, I saw a buyer sort a black baldie off a group of blacks. It was sold as a single, $15 back. Same weight. No idea why. It seems wrong that a barn allows a group to be picked apart in the ring.
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby Stocker Steve » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:43 pm

Large groups of reds are 0 to 2 cents back here.
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby Muddy » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:57 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:Large groups of reds are 0 to 2 cents back here.

However if they are in the mixed group, expect 2 to 10 cents less.
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby City Guy » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:58 am

City Guy wrote:HOLY CRAP! And you all call this a simpler life? What are ya gonna do?


No, seriously, What ARE you gonna do?
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