Hereford x Longhorn ?

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Hereford x Longhorn ?

Postby Ky hills » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:31 pm

Went to stockyards yesterday, putting together a group of heifers, and these two came right behind some BWF, and were off the same farm, a little lighter weight. While in the ring we just thought they were Herefords, and both my wife and I thought they might be an ok buy. Wasn't too excited about the one having horns but thought that could be dealt with. When we were loading out, I thought they seemed to be marked a little different. I don't know much about Longhorns but thought they could be part.
I know the pictures aren't very good, but what do y'all think?
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Re: Hereford x Longhorn ?

Postby Davemk » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:14 pm

Could be longhorn in both of them, I bet it is 1/8 or less. Our you going to keep these to breed? Breed them to the Hereford next summer?

The dark circle around the ones nose and eyes is throwing me off. Would they be Hereford with some jersey from way back?
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Re: Hereford x Longhorn ?

Postby Kingfisher » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:24 pm

I think you messed up...
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Re: Hereford x Longhorn ?

Postby Ky hills » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:44 pm

Davemk, if they do ok over the winter, I will likely keep them to breed. I would like to breed them to the Hereford bull, but it's hard for me to breed heifers to anything but an Angus. I did put some Hereford heifers with the Hereford bull in the spring though.

Kingfisher, if I messed up it wouldn't be the first time. Messed up last week, brought in a crazy heifer that came in a group. She was fired up something awful, we finally got her loaded back up and took her to the stockyards that was selling the next day. Warned them that she was crazy before we unloaded her, and she sold accordingly that time. I lost half on her, but good riddance to that thing.
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Re: Hereford x Longhorn ?

Postby ohiosteve » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:47 pm

If you got them cheap and plan on keeping them as mommas I would say congratulations, they should make some good low maintenance cows. That is if they are LH/Herford. The ring around the muzzle has me wondering. A good prepotent linebred bull would be perfect for heifers like those...I bet
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Re: Hereford x Longhorn ?

Postby elkwc » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:07 pm

The horned heifer should make a good momma and might have some LH in her. The other I have doubts about.
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Re: Hereford x Longhorn ?

Postby Ky hills » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:19 pm

I would be happy if they did have some Jersey influence in them, had some 1/2 Hereford, Jersey cows from my calf raising days, they were good. Some were brindle, with white face and some just rwf. Now that I think about it one of them had a calf from an Angus bull that had a similar pattern around her muzzle.
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Re: Hereford x Longhorn ?

Postby Son of Butch » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:37 am

My guess 3 way cross maybe 4 in the woodpile with Hereford being 1/2 right. I don't see any Jersey in them.
Maybe 1/4 longhorn and wild guess of 1/8 shorthorn.... but who knows.
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Re: Hereford x Longhorn ?

Postby Post Oak » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:21 am

I wish that I had them. I would just put them with my black bull and let it go.
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Re: Hereford x Longhorn ?

Postby redcowsrule33 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:23 am

My first thought was Normande when I saw the markings.
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Re: Hereford x Longhorn ?

Postby Stocker Steve » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:08 am

ohiosteve wrote:The ring around the muzzle has me wondering.


Not enough muscle for Limi. That leaves Jersey or Brown Swiss in the lead.

You will need a terminal bull to get decent feeders out of that kind.
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Re: Hereford x Longhorn ?

Postby Muddy » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:40 am

redcowsrule33 wrote:My first thought was Normande when I saw the markings.

Me too..maybe Hereford x Normande.
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Re: Hereford x Longhorn ?

Postby ALACOWMAN » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:07 am

Since you have them... I'd worm and vaccinate em and make them go to work..
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Re: Hereford x Longhorn ?

Postby BRYANT » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:08 am

Low birth Angus 1st time Char. next go around and it won't make no difference if they were full blood Longhorn. I would put a band on them horns, give them their shots, worm, and see what they do nothing wrong with cross bred cows just use the right bull.
just my 2 cents, I know some will disagree
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Re: Hereford x Longhorn ?

Postby Bestoutwest » Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:44 am

Kingfisher wrote:I think you messed up...


If they were priced accordingly than maybe not. They might raise some good calves and pay for themselves with that first calf.
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