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Breed Composition

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:44 pm
by Hoser
What breed do you think this cow is? I would guess limo cross.
I worked at a feedlot from 15-18 and my boss ended up giving me this cow as a heifer because she was getting mobbed by steers. They didn't want to buy any heifers but ended up with her by mistake in a group of steer calves. Anyways, she's been a good producer for being a feedlot heifer. I've always bred her to Black Angus bulls and gotten black calves until a couple of years ago she pushed out this grey one. I kept the grey heifer and bred her to a Hereford and she threw a nice strawberry coloured heifer calf. I know the breed(s) of all my cattle except these two, what do you guys think?

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Re: Breed Composition

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:50 pm
by dun
Could be Gelvbieh carrying a dilutor gene. That would explain the grey calf.

Re: Breed Composition

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:03 pm
by Hoser
dun wrote:Could be Gelvbieh carrying a dilutor gene. That would explain the grey calf.

Never even thought of Gelvbieh to be honest but that would make sense.

Re: Breed Composition

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:27 pm
by 3waycross
Were her ears froze off....Definitely a diluter in there somewhere. She looks more limo to me with those lighter circles around her eyes.

Along with the eyes she passes those little ears to her offspring. There aren't many Gelbvieh cattle out there with that kind of ear on them. They also tend to have a much more pronounced poll.

Re: Breed Composition

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:53 pm
by Hoser
3waycross wrote:Were her ears froze off....Definitely a diluter in there somewhere. She looks more limo to me with those lighter circles around her eyes.

Along with the eyes she passes those little ears to her offspring. There aren't many Gelbvieh cattle out there with that kind of ear on them. They also tend to have a much more pronounced poll.

Her ears weren't froze they are just weird. Yeah I'm pretty sure shes limo too, i noticed little horns on her (polled hereford sired) bull calf this year after making this post. Do limos have the diluter gene?

Re: Breed Composition

Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:28 pm
by Workinonit Farm
Far as I know, Limousine don't carry a diluter gene. I could be wrong though.

For a feed-lot heifer, she's done alright as a cow.

Re: Breed Composition

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:07 pm
by Hoser
I'm just glad this post didn't cause a ruckus like my Black Hereford one

Re: Breed Composition

Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:33 pm
by Son of Butch
BLACK HEREFORD.... why I outta......

Re: Breed Composition

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:38 am
by Hoser
Son of Butch wrote:BLACK HEREFORD.... why I outta......


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Re: Breed Composition

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:57 am
by Nesikep
Just a thought, what about Tarantaise?
Could be she was a Char x Limo or something to carry a diluter gene as well, Gelbvieh certainly a possibility as well.

Re: Breed Composition

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:48 am
by cattleman99
Odds are there is Simmental somewhere in the woodpile. Numbers wise there are a lot more Simmental in that part of the country than the rest of the breeds mentioned.

Re: Breed Composition

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:56 am
by Hoser
I don't know about any Tarantaise cattle in Alberta but there are a ton of Simmental like cattleman99 mentioned. Charolais is possible too.

Re: Breed Composition

Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:40 pm
by Nesikep
I know there's a breeder in the peace river area.. used to be here, Dylan Biggs.. was just featured in a western producer article too.. has some nice stock.

Re: Breed Composition

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:04 am
by Hoser
Nesikep wrote:I know there's a breeder in the peace river area.. used to be here, Dylan Biggs.. was just featured in a western producer article too.. has some nice stock.

Oh cool, I'm just an hour and a half from Peace River. I'll have to go for a tour.

Re: Breed Composition

Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:11 am
by Nesikep
They do a pasture to plate thing with beef, pork and chicken, look up TK Ranch on facebook.