any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle?

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Re: any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle

Postby CKC1586 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:14 am

Piedmontese are different from Belgian Blues in that the calves DM does not manifest until after birth (about two weeks or so) so are born pretty much long and slim... There are differences in size/ frame depending on the line you are using. I wanted my girls groceries to be up out of the mud and snow so used a bigger frame for my line. Was very happy with them. Don't eat any more that any other bovine. Southern states the lines are ususally a bit smaller framed. The healthy beef breeds would do fabulous if they had the marketing dollars that the Angus had/have. Good luck in your choices. Fun to choose bulls for next crop. I sure miss my cows!!! :tiphat:
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Re: any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle

Postby glacierridge » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:03 am

I would love to see a Rom (in person)
I really like most non mainstream breeds... something different to look at and usually has a certain charm about them. :)

Then again... I also like Simmys too, which are def a mainstream breed, lol

I do see beauty in almost any breed of bovine.
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Re: any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle

Postby Nite Hawk » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:15 am

CKC I would say Pieds ( at least ours) eat quite a bit less that other breeds we have had here, and as we have a long winter-feeding season it can really add up in dollars..
Yes the angus and other breeds have had alot of promotion dollars thrown at them. Lots of oil dollars and ex-USA presidents raised them, so they have gotten lots of publicity...
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Re: any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle?

Postby lms0229 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:00 am

I raise Romagnola and I am seeing a lot of misconceptions about the breed on this forum; I realize this is an old forum but some may find it useful for later on... They are not double muscled but are similar to a Bazadaise with a heavy beef frame and they are not large boned but of medium to fine bone frame with yields around 67%. For their large frame they excel in feed efficiency and I have an old research study comparing them to the top breeds in the US which includes angus, Herefords and Charolais and they hands down outperformed and ranked number 1 amongst all the breeds. I don’t feed my heifer girls grain and they are weighing around 1500 lbs and less than 18 months old in the winter.... as far as disposition... I have been around psycho red angus but that doesn’t mean I judge all angus as hard to manage... if you walk into a corral and one looks overly alert and crazy eyed... do all of us and yourself a favor and don’t pick that one! Crazy eyes are only good for a freezer and that disposition is not what you want bred into your herd. Keep dogs away from them or you will have problems as I have found most to only tolerate them but instinctively they want to plow dogs into the ground which makes them excellent mothers against predators. I have seen bulls get up to 3400 lbs but your females will be a lot smaller and won’t ever get above 1850 lbs. Also... there is a polled strain that most people are unaware of because the lady who developed the polled Romagnola left the Romagnola association years ago and stopped registering her animals completely....but yes most are horned and any you find with their association will all have horned Romagnola. Also they have more marbling than pieds and about a 3/4 will grade choice and do not have adverse marbling effects during crossing with other breeds as their marbling tends to express recessively in favor of the other breeds marbling markers... not saying they don’t impact marbling when crosses but if you take most your Indicus cattle and breed to Taurus the affect on marbling is greatly impacted... not so much the case in Romagnola.
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