Black is out, Red & White is in

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Black is out, Red & White is in

Postby Muddy » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:46 pm

Just purchased two new Hereford bulls today to put them on our commercial Angus cows. One is goggle-eyed and very slick. Another is your typical feathernecked bull. Both can be registered but we are commercial folks... Both are two years old.
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Re: Black is out, Red & White is in

Postby elkwc » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:02 pm

Any pics or bloodlines?
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Re: Black is out, Red & White is in

Postby farmboy80 » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:32 pm

Pictures?
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Re: Black is out, Red & White is in

Postby kentuckyguy » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:18 pm

You can’t leave us hanging without a pic of the new bulls
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Re: Black is out, Red & White is in

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:29 pm

IMO - the Hereford breed has made great improvements with a lot more muscling. You should get some great Black Baldies.
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Re: Black is out, Red & White is in

Postby MRRherefords » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:21 pm

Congratulations. Black baldies seem to be the color of choice at a lot of auction houses. Home it works out for you.
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Re: Black is out, Red & White is in

Postby Stocker Steve » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:22 pm

What prompted you to switch teams?
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Re: Black is out, Red & White is in

Postby Muddy » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:44 pm

I don't know if I should post a pic of these bulls. They're not special or high quality, just average looking bulls. They recovered from a pinkeye so they're good to go. But boy their disposition is completely different from the Angus bulls. Not high headed or snorty. Just super mellow fellows that they even let the horses to smell them, something I never seen in Angus bulls..
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Re: Black is out, Red & White is in

Postby Davemk » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:16 pm

Muddy wrote:I don't know if I should post a pic of these bulls. They're not special or high quality, just average looking bulls. They recovered from a pinkeye so they're good to go. But boy their disposition is completely different from the Angus bulls. Not high headed or snorty. Just super mellow fellows that they even let the horses to smell them, something I never seen in Angus bulls..
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Those dudes are not going to melt when it is time to work.
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Re: Black is out, Red & White is in

Postby frieghttrain » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:06 am

Davemk wrote:
Muddy wrote:I don't know if I should post a pic of these bulls. They're not special or high quality, just average looking bulls. They recovered from a pinkeye so they're good to go. But boy their disposition is completely different from the Angus bulls. Not high headed or snorty. Just super mellow fellows that they even let the horses to smell them, something I never seen in Angus bulls..
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Those dudes are not going to melt when it is time to work.

It'd be hard for the one on the left to melt anymore.
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Re: Black is out, Red & White is in

Postby WalnutCrest » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:53 am

What is it about these bulls that indicated it'd be a good idea to use them?

My experience with Hereford cattle is limited to three very well mannered recip cows with good feet and udders and only a little bit of eye cancer.

So, just curious what charged you up about these two guys.
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Re: Black is out, Red & White is in

Postby Muddy » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:30 pm

The reason and only one reason why I am using Hereford bulls on Angus cows is because we want to produce black baldy feeders that the buyers wanted. These bulls belongs to my father's friend that raises both bulls and got a good deal on both. They are not related to each other tho. We will have to wait to see their first calves on ground next spring.
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Re: Black is out, Red & White is in

Postby elkwc » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:41 pm

Muddy wrote:The reason and only one reason why I am using Hereford bulls on Angus cows is because we want to produce black baldy feeders that the buyers wanted. These bulls belongs to my father's friend that raises both bulls and got a good deal on both. They are not related to each other tho. We will have to wait to see their first calves on ground next spring.


Muddy that is the main reason we bought a Hereford bull and may buy another one. The feeder buyers pay a premium for them and the Baldie heifers bring more as replacements. Here that cross sells the best.
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Re: Black is out, Red & White is in

Postby Ky hills » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:36 pm

We have been using Hereford bulls on our cows for a couple years now to get some replacement heifers, most of our cows are Hereford and Hereford cross. I have found that for us a straight Hereford or Hereford with some Brahman influence work real well for us. Then those cows can be bred to pretty much any breed of bull, my preference is an Angus to get the BWF calves. BWF calves are hard to beat here for both a group of steers and replacement heifers.
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Re: Black is out, Red & White is in

Postby Stocker Steve » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:36 pm

elkwc wrote:The feeder buyers pay a premium for them and the Baldie heifers bring more as replacements. Here that cross sells the best.


I often see a $100 premium for bwf bred heifers, but I do not see a premium here for bwf feeders. How much $$$ are you seeing for a feeder premium?
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