Angus in Texas

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Re: Angus in Texas

Postby Bigfoot » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:47 am

A wiser man probably wouldn't join this discussion, but here goes:

My weaning weights are going to be lighter this year. Won't know till fall how much lighter. I'm afraid 50-75. Might even be more. Won't say the breed, but I was running 3 bulls that looked good. They're just not throwing growthy calves. My eared cows look to be raising what I'm used to seeing. I believe they are going to hit the mark with their calves. I attribute that to the increase in heterosis, and the fact, that they give more milk. Unfortunately, everything born between now, and early December is going to be out of those bulls. It'll be mid to late February before I have some calves out of my current bulls. I hope they're better. I'll work cheap, but I hate to work for free.
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Re: Angus in Texas

Postby Bright Raven » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:32 pm

Bigfoot wrote:A wiser man probably wouldn't join this discussion, but here goes:

My weaning weights are going to be lighter this year. Won't know till fall how much lighter. I'm afraid 50-75. Might even be more. Won't say the breed, but I was running 3 bulls that looked good. They're just not throwing growthy calves. My eared cows look to be raising what I'm used to seeing. I believe they are going to hit the mark with their calves. I attribute that to the increase in heterosis, and the fact, that they give more milk. Unfortunately, everything born between now, and early December is going to be out of those bulls. It'll be mid to late February before I have some calves out of my current bulls. I hope they're better. I'll work cheap, but I hate to work for free.


This is about Angus in Texas, not Kentucky.

So if you can stretch the line...

The guy I sold my Chrome Pure Bred Simmental bull to, Optimum Chrome, (I described it in a post about 2 months ago) bought two of my 14 month old bred heifers about 2 evenings ago. They will come pick them up in August. Optimum Chrome is now 10 months old and weighs 1100 pounds. Max said he turned him out with a group of 14 month old Angus heifers and he dwarfs them. He said he is so gentle, the granddaughters can halter him in the pasture. Max says he does not see this kind of growth or docility in most of his Angus.

I am only reporting what he said. It is at best anecdotal information. The Angus breed is certainly popular and the AAA has promoted the breed well.
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Re: Angus in Texas

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:43 pm

I like Angus bulls. When I put them across our brangus and braford X cows they throw some be nice of a calves. I've had calves born that probably didn't weigh #65 and weaned out as scale stompers. As a whole the bulls have been easy to handle and it carried to the calves.

I sold an Angus bull to a friend a year or two back and still kick myself for it. He was super easy going and threw awesome calves. Most of the 3/16 cows I have are his so I had to bring some new blood in.
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Re: Angus in Texas

Postby Caustic Burno » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:54 pm

Brute 23 wrote:I like Angus bulls. When I put them across our brangus and braford X cows they throw some be nice of a calves. I've had calves born that probably didn't weigh #65 and weaned out as scale stompers. As a whole the bulls have been easy to handle and it carried to the calves.

I sold an Angus bull to a friend a year or two back and still kick myself for it. He was super easy going and threw awesome calves. Most of the 3/16 cows I have are his so I had to bring some new blood in.


I have owned most of the popular breeds at one time.
The current Angus is most likely the first last and only Angus.
Calves are fine he just suffers too much in the summer . I am on the lookout for a Brangus or BM about a year old that tickles my fancy.
Hadn't thought about a Brangus minus ( Ultrablack) till fence mentioned it.
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Re: Angus in Texas

Postby Bigfoot » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:04 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:I like Angus bulls. When I put them across our brangus and braford X cows they throw some be nice of a calves. I've had calves born that probably didn't weigh #65 and weaned out as scale stompers. As a whole the bulls have been easy to handle and it carried to the calves.

I sold an Angus bull to a friend a year or two back and still kick myself for it. He was super easy going and threw awesome calves. Most of the 3/16 cows I have are his so I had to bring some new blood in.


I have owned most of the popular breeds at one time.
The current Angus is most likely the first last and only Angus.
Calves are fine he just suffers too much in the summer . I am on the lookout for a Brangus or BM about a year old that tickles my fancy.
Hadn't thought about a Brangus minus ( Ultrablack) till fence mentioned it.


Starting to be a few Homozygous black Beefmaster bulls available.
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Re: Angus in Texas

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:21 pm

There are some guys down this way that have good Angus Bulls that will hold up.
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Re: Angus in Texas

Postby Ky hills » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:10 pm

I certainly have no experience with Angus in Texas, but have used Angus bulls for a few years, and have a few registered cows. I like the bulls from the standpoint of calving ease, and calf hardiness, to me that can go a long way even if they don't grow quite as much. The cows seem to be pretty good mother's and milk well. My main issue may not be as important to others, it is disposition and ease of handling. Used to raise Charolais, and average weights of straight bred calves were high 700's -800's. We did have have some calving issues, and some calves were big and slow to get going. On average our Angus calves will weigh in at high 500's -mid 600's.
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Re: Angus in Texas

Postby callmefence » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:24 pm

Bigfoot wrote:
Caustic Burno wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:I like Angus bulls. When I put them across our brangus and braford X cows they throw some be nice of a calves. I've had calves born that probably didn't weigh #65 and weaned out as scale stompers. As a whole the bulls have been easy to handle and it carried to the calves.

I sold an Angus bull to a friend a year or two back and still kick myself for it. He was super easy going and threw awesome calves. Most of the 3/16 cows I have are his so I had to bring some new blood in.


I have owned most of the popular breeds at one time.
The current Angus is most likely the first last and only Angus.
Calves are fine he just suffers too much in the summer . I am on the lookout for a Brangus or BM about a year old that tickles my fancy.
Hadn't thought about a Brangus minus ( Ultrablack) till fence mentioned it.


Starting to be a few Homozygous black Beefmaster bulls available.


Some of my favorites that I be raised have been out of some beefmaster cows I traded for. Got a few outta them and a brangus and maybe 10 outta Angus bull. I like the cross a lot. A homo black beefmaster bull I find very interesting.
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