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Bennett Southside heifer.

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:19 pm
by southernultrablack
This is my Bennett Southside balancer heifer out of a Carolina Fortune daughter. What do y'all think? First pic is when she was around 2 months old, second and third pic is at 6 months. Sorry for the poor quality pics!
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Re: Bennett Southside heifer.

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:24 pm
by Air gator
She's real long for a 6 month old heifer. I liked her when she was 2 months old. Her momma has done a nice job and seems to be in good shape.

Re: Bennett Southside heifer.

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:40 pm
by Commercialfarmer
I like her and a lot of balancers that get posted on here. Seems like the breeds compliment each other rather nicely.

Re: Bennett Southside heifer.

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:48 pm
by Ebenezer
Just asking somewhat due to pictures - Is she feminine looking?

Re: Bennett Southside heifer.

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:54 pm
by southernultrablack
Ebenezer wrote:Just asking somewhat due to pictures - Is she feminine looking?

She could probably stand to be a little more feminine.

Re: Bennett Southside heifer.

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:56 pm
by southernultrablack
Commercialfarmer wrote:I like her and a lot of balancers that get posted on here. Seems like the breeds compliment each other rather nicely.

CF thanks, I really do like the balancers and I agree that the breeds do compliment each other well.

Re: Bennett Southside heifer.

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:19 pm
by southernultrablack
Air gator wrote:She's real long for a 6 month old heifer. I liked her when she was 2 months old. Her momma has done a nice job and seems to be in good shape.

Thanks AG, I knew you liked her early on so thought I would give an update.

Re: Bennett Southside heifer.

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:03 am
by UG
Ebenezer brings up an interesting point regarding the heifer's femininity. Gelbvieh cattle in general tend to me more rugged than many other breeds (i.e. Angus, Red Angus, Shorthorns, etc.) and may carry a little more leather up front. To some producers, these females aren't pretty enough and don't look as feminine as they prefer. However, I prefer this look to the choke-necked, ultra-clean-fronted females that we see in many Angus, Chi, Shorthorn, etc. herds.

Re: Bennett Southside heifer.

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:47 pm
by southernultrablack
UG wrote:Ebenezer brings up an interesting point regarding the heifer's femininity. Gelbvieh cattle in general tend to me more rugged than many other breeds (i.e. Angus, Red Angus, Shorthorns, etc.) and may carry a little more leather up front. To some producers, these females aren't pretty enough and don't look as feminine as they prefer. However, I prefer this look to the choke-necked, ultra-clean-fronted females that we see in many Angus, Chi, Shorthorn, etc. herds.

I am fairly new to all of this. I would be interested to know how much weight everyone puts on femininity as a selection criteria for their females? I would want my Bulls to look like Bulls, but I myself wouldn't put as much weight on the femininity of the females.

Re: Bennett Southside heifer.

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:55 pm
by UG
southernultrablack,

Good question.

This may sound contradictory to my previous comment, but I still want my Gelbvieh and Balancer influenced heifers to be feminine. They still need to be smoother made, have a feminine head, etc., even though they will oftentimes have more leather up front than our Angus females. Like you, I also want my bulls to look like bulls, not like steers or heifers.

Re: Bennett Southside heifer.

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:22 pm
by southernultrablack
Wanted to post an update on the Southside heifer. She's what I would call rugged in her look, not refined but very nice! This is her at 17 months old.
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Re: Bennett Southside heifer.

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:38 pm
by Son of Butch
I like her. What did you breed her to?

Re: Bennett Southside heifer.

Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:48 pm
by southernultrablack
Son of Butch wrote:I like her. What did you breed her to?

Thanks! She's bred to the Balancer bull we bought last fall

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Re: Bennett Southside heifer.

Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:25 pm
by 3waycross
UG wrote:Ebenezer brings up an interesting point regarding the heifer's femininity. Gelbvieh cattle in general tend to me more rugged than many other breeds (i.e. Angus, Red Angus, Shorthorns, etc.) and may carry a little more leather up front. To some producers, these females aren't pretty enough and don't look as feminine as they prefer. However, I prefer this look to the choke-necked, ultra-clean-fronted females that we see in many Angus, Chi, Shorthorn, etc. herds.


I agree! I like powerful cows. They make powerful bulls!

Re: Bennett Southside heifer.

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:34 pm
by southernultrablack
Just an update on my SouthSide heifer. She definitely has a different look than my other cows. She has more hair than most I have,but not extreme, and she seems to have plenty of middle. She should be calving late February.
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