Simmental vs Angus

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Simmental vs Angus

Post by Richnm » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:22 am

[image][/image]Going to buy a new bull. We have about 30 red angus black angus and a few gert cows. 10 cows are registered angus. Can’t decide if we want a big Angus or a Simmental . We found 2 the Angus is 2,000 pounds and the Simmental is 1,700 at 18 months. I will post pictures and epds once I figure out how.


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Re: Simmental vs Angus

Post by Gators Rule » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:41 pm

I would surmise that you’ll first have to decide your choice of direction, and what you want those calves to be, and how you see your herd in 5, 10 or 20 years.
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Re: Simmental vs Angus

Post by holm25 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:32 pm

Have any pictures?

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Re: Simmental vs Angus

Post by Richnm » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:22 pm

How do I post a pic on here ?
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Re: Simmental vs Angus

Post by Richnm » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:21 pm

I can’t figure out how to post pictures
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Re: Simmental vs Angus

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:35 am

Using a Simmental bull, you will be able to register the offspring - if that is the direction you want to go.
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Re: Simmental vs Angus

Post by Richnm » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:13 am

I am not able to post pictures. How do I do so ?
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Re: Simmental vs Angus

Post by Gators Rule » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:41 am

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This helped me post pictures
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Re: Simmental vs Angus

Post by Ky hills » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:02 pm

Either one would be ok depending on your goals and preferences. Just my opinion, if it were me with the cow breeds you have I would lean heavily towards an Angus. I say that based on you have some registered Angus and some red Angus cows, those cows should have fairly uniform calves and you could register the calves from the registered cows or sell them as commercial with the others. I have had a few Angus X Gerts and really like those.

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Re: Simmental vs Angus

Post by ALACOWMAN » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:21 pm

You put some emphasis on big.are you looking for terminal calves? If so I'd lean toward using the Simmental for Heterosis..just because the angus weighs a ton don't necessarily mean you'll get the growth you want in the calves...
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Re: Simmental vs Angus

Post by Richnm » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:42 pm

We want big cows big calves thick wide big rear ends. I am trying to post the pics of the bulls and epds Hopefully I will get it done soon. Thanks
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Re: Simmental vs Angus

Post by ALACOWMAN » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:17 pm

Those big cows come with a cost....been there..still got some...they look better on pasture,then they do on paper..
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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:54 pm

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Re: Simmental vs Angus

Post by Richnm » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:28 pm

“Epd’s mean nothing without feed, feed your dam cows.”

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Re: Simmental vs Angus

Post by Richnm » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:34 pm

Pics are not in order. Let me know what you think thanks. Leaning towards Simmental. Price is $3,000 on each
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