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best breed to raise in az

Postby just learning » Sat Mar 18, 2006 12:32 am

Hi all
just doing some research and just starting out just moved from new hampshire to arizona got tired of the cold just wondering your opions on which breed of cattle would do well in az considering the heat and all.Had alot of black angus and herefords back in new hampshire.Worked on a few farms when i was younger but mostly dairy farms so i would like to try beef and i'm open to any and all advice i can get.
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Postby Beefy » Sat Mar 18, 2006 12:38 am

beefmaster or brangus.
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Postby cypressfarms » Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:31 am

Welcome to the boards!

I'd agree with Beefy. I'm biased, ofcourse, because I have brangus and a pet beefmaster.
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Postby dun » Sat Mar 18, 2006 2:09 am

Decide how and where you'll market your calves, then check in those markets to see what sells the best. Do eared calves take a dock, does black outsell other colors, is one breed discriminated against? After all of that, decide what breed you personally would like to raise, mix in the market information and go from there.

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Postby shutskytj » Sat Mar 18, 2006 9:54 am

Welcome aboard just learning I don't blame you for moving to Arizona I am in CT and hate the cold in the winters too
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Re: best breed to raise in az

Postby Bez! » Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:32 pm

just learning wrote:Hi all
just doing some research and just starting out just moved from new hampshire to arizona got tired of the cold just wondering your opions on which breed of cattle would do well in az considering the heat and all.Had alot of black angus and herefords back in new hampshire.Worked on a few farms when i was younger but mostly dairy farms so i would like to try beef and i'm open to any and all advice i can get.
Thnx all.


Arizona covers a lot of ground and a bunch of different types of environments.

Whereabouts?

Desert?

Mountains?

Average temps?

Wet ground - yes there is some?

And so on.

Bez!
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Postby memanpa » Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:43 pm

where in az.
live there!
p.m/ me will try to help
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Postby memanpa » Sat Mar 18, 2006 8:54 pm

be prepared to BUY feed!! depending on your location,
angus, herford / crosses between
brangus ? can be questionable
beefmasters do not see a lot of them at auction( i go to at least 2 a week more like 3 on average)

looked to get docked for horns/ except for corrente calves (unroped) draw good money usually SEASONAL
bez and dun raise some good questions and deserve a hard look at!
good luck pm if you need to
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Postby msscamp » Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:44 pm

After following Dun's and Bez!'s advice, I would strongly encourage you to check out Murray Grey's. They are docile, handle well, good mothers, good milkers, low birth weights - but grow like crazy after they hit the ground, and have the ability to finish on grass.

http://www.murraygreybeefcattle.com

http://www.murraygrey.org
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Re: best breed to raise in az

Postby Bez! » Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:50 pm

just learning wrote:Hi all
just doing some research and just starting out just moved from new hampshire to arizona got tired of the cold just wondering your opions on which breed of cattle would do well in az considering the heat and all.Had alot of black angus and herefords back in new hampshire.Worked on a few farms when i was younger but mostly dairy farms so i would like to try beef and i'm open to any and all advice i can get.
Thnx all.


I do not get it.

Why did you ask this question?

Then I asked where abouts in Arizona and then the answer came from TurnThatCowLooseMaw - Barzonas

Why would TTCLM have an answer for someone named "just learning" who is moving to Arizona from New Hampshire?

Maybe I am just tired and missing something.

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Postby Bez! » Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:02 pm

msscamp wrote:After following Dun's and Bez!'s advice, I would strongly encourage you to check out Murray Grey's. They are docile, handle well, good mothers, good milkers, low birth weights - but grow like crazy after they hit the ground, and have the ability to finish on grass.

http://www.murraygreybeefcattle.com

http://www.murraygrey.org


Hey! You shilling for Springer Farms?

He's going to have to start sending some commission your way.

:lol: :lol:

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Postby msscamp » Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:15 pm

Bez! wrote:
msscamp wrote:After following Dun's and Bez!'s advice, I would strongly encourage you to check out Murray Grey's. They are docile, handle well, good mothers, good milkers, low birth weights - but grow like crazy after they hit the ground, and have the ability to finish on grass.

http://www.murraygreybeefcattle.com

http://www.murraygrey.org


Hey! You shilling for Springer Farms?

He's going to have to start sending some commission your way.

:lol: :lol:

Bez!


Nah, they are a breed I believe in! They have done very well by us, and I see no reason they won't do well for others, too! :D :D
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Re: best breed to raise in az

Postby dun » Sat Mar 18, 2006 11:57 pm

Bez! wrote:I do not get it.

Why did you ask this question?

Then I asked where abouts in Arizona and then the answer came from TurnThatCowLooseMaw - Barzonas

Why would TTCLM have an answer for someone named "just learning" who is moving to Arizona from New Hampshire?

Maybe I am just tired and missing something.

Bez!


Barzona are a breed that was developed by the King Ranch for use in AZ

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Re: best breed to raise in az

Postby msscamp » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:48 am

dun wrote:
Bez! wrote:I do not get it.

Why did you ask this question?

Then I asked where abouts in Arizona and then the answer came from TurnThatCowLooseMaw - Barzonas

Why would TTCLM have an answer for someone named "just learning" who is moving to Arizona from New Hampshire?

Maybe I am just tired and missing something.

Bez!



Barzona are a breed that was developed by the King Ranch for use in AZ

dun


Thanks Dun, I must admit I was a bit confused, too. I have never heard of the Barzona breed until now.
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Postby Beefy » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:49 am

you rarely hear anyone speak of barzona or santa cruz.
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