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Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of your favorite breed.
Jeanne - Simme Valley
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Will you get 750# carcasses that grade Choice - Choice + at 12- 13 months of age?
If not, why do you need more marbling? I don't get it.
IMHO - you sacrifice too much in muscling & growth.
I will be interested in your Beltie's comparison. Do Belties" marble well? How old will your full Beltie getting butchered be compared to the cross?
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Last week we moved (tried to move) 40 fall calving Wagyu cows off the pasture above my house on to BLM which is right next door. It was a rolling wreck. 3 good cowboys horseback, 4 good working dogs, and me on a quad. To say they don't gather and move like normal cows is an understatement. They don't bunch up and move like normal cattle. Four hours later there is still 2 cows on my place. Gathering the others off the BLM is going to be even more fun. As it is a whole lot more rugged on that side of the fence.
Then on Monday we hauled 140 +/- spring Wagyu pairs to their summer pasture. A semi and 2 goose necks making 3 trips each. Two cowboys at the corral sorting things for the next load. Another rolling wreck. It took 8 1/2 hours. We should have been done in 6 hours or less. If I never have to deal with another Wagyu cow in my life it will be just fine with me.
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Curious as to the percentage of Wagyu these cows are and what they're cross bred with.