Belgian Blue - Facts or Fiction

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Re: Belgian Blue - Facts or Fiction

Postby Muddy » Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:28 pm

I believe there are four different types of double muscle genes in Piedmontose cattle and two different types in Belgian Blue cattle as well.
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Re: Belgian Blue - Facts or Fiction

Postby Nite Hawk » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:32 am

Not sure about the double muscle genes in Piedmontese, but I do know they have----according to different tests that I have read-- one of the better flavors and tenderness in lean double muscled cattle..
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Re: Belgian Blue - Facts or Fiction

Postby Muddy » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:16 pm

Just saw this in a cattle group on Facebook today. Belgian Blue X Brahman crosses in South America.

3/4 brahman 1/4 Belgian Blue
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Re: Belgian Blue - Facts or Fiction

Postby slick4591 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:39 pm

I seen those types from there and I like that look Muddy but I doubt you'll change anyone's mind up here.
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Re: Belgian Blue - Facts or Fiction

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:47 pm

Sorry for bringing this thread up. Just wanted to share some experience. My one friend just had a new bull calf by AI BB bull. Born by c-section. 182lbs. He previously had some calves born by the same bull naturally.
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The bull is adviced to use on plain mature cows only.
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Re: Belgian Blue - Facts or Fiction

Postby Bright Raven » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:50 pm

lithuanian farmer wrote:Sorry for bringing this thread up. Just wanted to share some experience. My one friend just had a new bull calf by AI BB bull. Born by c-section. 182lbs. He previously had some calves born by the same bull naturally.
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Re: Belgian Blue - Facts or Fiction

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:04 pm

lithuanian farmer wrote:Sorry for bringing this thread up. Just wanted to share some experience. My one friend just had a new bull calf by AI BB bull. Born by c-section. 182lbs. He previously had some calves born by the same bull naturally.
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seen a vet pull a reg.Simmental calf... Popped the calf out ,cow hit the ground never to stand again...calf weighed a shade under 200..looked like a miniature pony..
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Re: Belgian Blue - Facts or Fiction

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:04 pm

200.. that's some calf.
We might get our the first BBx calves in October, so I hope we won't have any calving difficulties. Cows haven't passed their heat term after AI, so will see if they stuck. Three were AI'd to two BB bulls. One proven easy calving on 1st calver, another with no info about calving on two big Charx cows. There are three more cows which should be for the 3rd BB bull after calving. That one was born 125.7lbs, and is said to be easy calving, even suitable for heifers. Well, we won't use him on heifers, but mature cows will be good enough to test his calving ease.
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Re: Belgian Blue - Facts or Fiction

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:08 pm

lithuanian farmer wrote:200.. that's some calf.
We might get our the first BBx calves in October, so I hope we won't have any calving difficulties. Cows haven't passed their heat term after AI, so will see if they stuck. Three were AI'd to two BB bulls. One proven easy calving on 1st calver, another with no info about calving on two big Charx cows. There are three more cows which should be for the 3rd BB bull after calving. That one was born 125.7lbs, and is said to be easy calving, even suitable for heifers. Well, we won't use him on heifers, but mature cows will be good enough to test his calving ease.
never seen anything like it...
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Re: Belgian Blue - Facts or Fiction

Postby lithuanian farmer » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:06 am

Up and doing well. The dam is LimoxSimm.
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