Gert Hereford Cross

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Gert Hereford Cross

Postby Oockla » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:35 am

Wanted to get everyone’s opinion on a 1/4 Gert x 3/4 polled Hereford cross bull in general. Planning to run on angus and char cows. Small operation but had access to this cross bull so I was thinking about it.

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Re: Gert Hereford Cross

Postby Jdwest » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:48 am

I love cross bulls on commercial cows. I am using a half hereford half brangus bull on brangus cows and the calves are phenomenal. The gert hereford cross should be a great bull.
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Re: Gert Hereford Cross

Postby Ky hills » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:57 am

Gert Hereford is a great cross for a cow, probably not many folks would recommend a crossbred bull though. I did end up and use an Angus X Beefmaster bull this year on four head that I wanted to feed a little better than the others, they will be coming with second calves. It wasn't my intention to use that bull but the bull I had intended to run with them did not pass a BSE.
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Re: Gert Hereford Cross

Postby Rafter S » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:43 pm

Like Ky hills I usually wouldn't recommend a crossbred bull. You'll generally get less consistency in the calves than you would with a purebred. However, you said it's a small operation, so I don't see any harm in using him for a year or two.
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Re: Gert Hereford Cross

Postby Brute 23 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:08 pm

Good bull is a good bull no matter the breed. If you like it give it a shot.
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Re: Gert Hereford Cross

Postby Oockla » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:09 pm

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The bull I was asking about, #58. Shows a little ear, but otherwise not much Gert showing. Of course everyone here knows a lot more than I!!
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Re: Gert Hereford Cross

Postby True Grit Farms » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:23 pm

I'm no fan of using a crossbred bull, especially on crossbred cows. If all you want is a calf he should provide that.
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Re: Gert Hereford Cross

Postby Caustic Burno » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:12 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:I'm no fan of using a crossbred bull, especially on crossbred cows. If all you want is a calf he should provide that.


Dead on and the bull pictured that's about all he brings to the party.
Bad cow hurts bad bull is a disaster.
That is a lot of DNA crayons to be pulling out of the box.
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Re: Gert Hereford Cross

Postby ALACOWMAN » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:29 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:I'm no fan of using a crossbred bull, especially on crossbred cows. If all you want is a calf he should provide that.


Dead on and the bull pictured that's about all he brings to the party.
Bad cow hurts bad bull is a disaster.
That is a lot of DNA crayons to be pulling out of the box.
yep! Least with a bad cow you can move up using a good bull..the cow is where your at..the bull is where your going...up, down, sideways..ive been in all of em..
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Re: Gert Hereford Cross

Postby Oockla » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:10 pm

Thanks for all the replies!!
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Re: Gert Hereford Cross

Postby wacocowboy » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:51 pm

I hate speaking ill of someone’s animal but that thing should be between two buns with cheese mayo mustard ketchup lettuce bacon and pickles with a side of fries.
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Re: Gert Hereford Cross

Postby Hollis » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:52 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:I'm no fan of using a crossbred bull, especially on crossbred cows. If all you want is a calf he should provide that.


Dead on and the bull pictured that's about all he brings to the party.
Bad cow hurts bad bull is a disaster.
That is a lot of DNA crayons to be pulling out of the box.


Probabaly best calves he ever has. Lol. Would be my worst
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Re: Gert Hereford Cross

Postby Brute 23 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:26 pm

I'm sorry but that bull is not some thing that should be breeding. There are heck of a lot better bulls out there. This is no a crossbred vs purebred deal... It's a quality deal.
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Re: Gert Hereford Cross

Postby OzssieDave19 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:24 pm

Ok, im not getting into crossbred vs quality of pictured bull. I am just talking about my opinion on quality crossbred bulls. I have seen my neighbour use his own charolais 50% hereford sim cows other 50% bulls he kept out of an ai program for mopping up similar breed heifers after an ai program produce good calves. This guy is a 35 year in the game stlck agent who knows cattle. I challenge anyone to knock the job his crosx bred bull did paddock to plate he had the results.

Life is short try a cross bred bull. If you dont like it go another way its only one years calves potentially.
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