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Re: 2-way & 3-way crossbreeding - GREAT article

Postby True Grit Farms » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:14 am

Well from my experiences from cross breeding Angus, Simmental and Hereford cattle my results are as follows. Angus x Hereford = moderate cows, Angus x Simmental = large cows, and Simmental x Hereford somewhere between the two. My baldie x bred cows are my smallest cows and the Simmental are the biggest followed closely by the Angus. The Simmental x cows wean the biggest calves, the Hereford and Angus x calves seem to wean about the same. It's hard to beat a SimAngus if you have the feed. IMO I'm still searching for what I feel is the best cross bred cattle for my area.
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Re: 2-way & 3-way crossbreeding - GREAT article

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:43 am

Hope to find out, I'm crossing my OCC's to Hereford...
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Re: 2-way & 3-way crossbreeding - GREAT article

Postby Ky hills » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:10 am

ALACOWMAN wrote:Hope to find out, I'm crossing my OCC's to Hereford...


That should make for some real nice BWF calves. Have had several calves out of different Angus bulls and Hereford and BWF cows, the resulting calves have always been pretty good. Have had a few calves from the reciprocal cross of Angus cows and Hereford bull, those have been just as good.
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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:13 pm

OK - my stupidity - what is OCC??
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Postby Nesikep » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:32 pm

With my crossbred cows, to purebred bulls, and then comparing their calves to the calves I have that are linebred, I can say that I haven't seen this wonderful heterosis thing actually make a heavier calf.. I'm wondering if the lack of linebreeding on foundation stock is part of this reason.. Hit and miss everywhere..
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Re: 2-way & 3-way crossbreeding - GREAT article

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Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:OK - my stupidity - what is OCC??


Top notch Angus breeders.
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Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:OK - my stupidity - what is OCC??


Top notch Angus breeders.

Oh OK - I know now. All the bulls with OCC prefix - gotcha!
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Re: 2-way & 3-way crossbreeding - GREAT article

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Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:OK - my stupidity - what is OCC??


Top notch Angus breeders.

Oh OK - I know now. All the bulls with OCC prefix - gotcha!

http://www.ohldecattle.com/
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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:07 pm

Yes, I recognize the name. I just had an OLD moment. Wasn't thinking prefixes.
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Re: 2-way & 3-way crossbreeding - GREAT article

Postby Jake » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:42 am

ALACOWMAN wrote:Hope to find out, I'm crossing my OCC's to Hereford...


that cross works well. Cousin is doing the reverse.
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