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Re: Crossing longhorn cows to commercial bulls ?

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:58 pm
by MtnCows93
Ive got a question, do corriente/longhorn cows eat less grass that your typical angus cow because they just dont need as much nutrition or is it because they weigh quite a bit less? because where im at the corriente or mostly corriente cows ive seen wont even weigh half of what a angus cow weighs

Re: Crossing longhorn cows to commercial bulls ?

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:03 pm
by kenny thomas
Yes they eat less and eat rougher forage.
The eat less because they weigh less.

Re: Crossing longhorn cows to commercial bulls ?

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:31 pm
by Muddy
Most Corrientes and Longhorn cows I seen are pretty leggy and gutless, so they just don't eat very much. Even if the Longhorn cow has same height as an angus cow, she's just not wide as the beef cow.

Re: Crossing longhorn cows to commercial bulls ?

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:42 pm
by Nesikep
Here's a longhorn/coriente/angus cow with a Gelbvieh/Shorthorn sired calf
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Re: Crossing longhorn cows to commercial bulls ?

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:04 am
by Muddy
Nesikep wrote:Here's a longhorn/coriente/angus cow with a Gelbvieh/Shorthorn sired calf
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Looks like the calf got the Longhorn/Corriente legs...

Re: Crossing longhorn cows to commercial bulls ?

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:45 am
by Nesikep
Well it sure didn't get much from Hector.. color and growth perhaps?

Re: Crossing longhorn cows to commercial bulls ?

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:06 pm
by cowgirl8
Chrome is white markings....
We have one longhorn who is small. We've bred her to angus because she was small.. This year she's with the simangus bulls...so we shall see..
She's had 3 calves so far out of angus bulls, and 2 where spotted up, one was solid...

Re: Crossing longhorn cows to commercial bulls ?

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:37 pm
by MtnCows93
Thats a good looking cow nesikep, say you had a 900 pound corriente cow and a 900 pound angus cow wouldnt they eat the same amount?

Re: Crossing longhorn cows to commercial bulls ?

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:15 pm
by Muddy
MtnCows93 wrote:Thats a good looking cow nesikep, say you had a 900 pound corriente cow and a 900 pound angus cow wouldnt they eat the same amount?
it's like a 200lbs pig vs a 200lbs whitetail buck, which one do you think eats more than the other?

Re: Crossing longhorn cows to commercial bulls ?

Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:52 am
by Nesikep
MtnCows93 wrote:Thats a good looking cow nesikep, say you had a 900 pound corriente cow and a 900 pound angus cow wouldnt they eat the same amount?

She is a nice cow.. not mine though.. Sire of the calf was mine though, grandpa is my avatar pic

Re: Crossing longhorn cows to commercial bulls ?

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:49 am
by younggun
My longhorn had her angus cross calf on April 21 and that sucker is growing like a weed!!! At 4 months old he's already bigger than his mom was when I bought her and she was 8 months old when I got her!!

This is Tiny (the longhorn) the day I bought her.
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Here's her calf the day he was born
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And here he was at 3 months old
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Re: Crossing longhorn cows to commercial bulls ?

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:25 pm
by Bigfoot
younggun wrote:My longhorn had her angus cross calf on April 21 and that sucker is growing like a weed!!! At 4 months old he's already bigger than his mom was when I bought her and she was 8 months old when I got her!!

This is Tiny (the longhorn) the day I bought her.
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Here's her calf the day he was born
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And here he was at 3 months old
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Really nice set of horns on that cow. Been my experience, dun colored longhorn cows tend to to have solid colored calves. Might not be the way of it for everybody, but it has been here.

Re: Crossing longhorn cows to commercial bulls ?

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:30 pm
by RanchMan90
Solid colored cows throw solid colored calves :2cents:

Re: Crossing longhorn cows to commercial bulls ?

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:16 pm
by Muddy
RanchMan90 wrote:Solid colored cows throw solid colored calves :2cents:

As long as they don't have white muzzles.

Re: Crossing longhorn cows to commercial bulls ?

Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:53 pm
by MtnCows93
seeing that calf makes me want to buy some longhorn heifers and turn them into cows, are longhorn heifer calves fence jumpers? worrying about that and having to cut the tips off the horns is the only thing stopping me from doing it