any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle?

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any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle?

Postby Nite Hawk » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:31 pm

Howdy!
We have a couple Peidmontese and was wondering if anyone out there had ever dealt with Romagnola cattle, and if so what the
differences are between the Pieds and Romagnola??
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Re: any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle

Postby Taurus » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:06 pm

One is more common and one is uncommon...that's the difference.
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Re: any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle

Postby Red Bull Breeder » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:53 pm

Quite a bit of difference in the two breeds. Romagnola are a lot deeper bodied than the peds and from what I have seen a lot bigger cattle.
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Re: any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle

Postby Nite Hawk » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:24 am

I have never seen Romagnola cattle, as they are pretty rare. Do they have the same double muscling or are they not as muscled?
Most of the pieds around here are fairly tall big framed cattle, but I think it may be the bloodline, as i have also seen smaller framed, shorter legged pieds too.
Red bull, how big on average do the Romagnola cattle get?
Any idea why they haven't caught on in N. Amercia? Any problems with them?
Or maybe the Assoc hasn't had a good promotion of the breed?
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Re: any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle

Postby Red Bull Breeder » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:46 am

Only been around one herd of the Rom's Night Hawk. The main herd bull they were running was a big boy. I would think he would have weighed at least 3000 lb's. They are more of a heavy muscled breed like the limousin instead of double muscled. The cows these folks had looked like a Char with a black nose and more grey than white. They ran Rom bulls on angus cows. The cross calves were good.
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Re: any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle

Postby thommoos » Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:38 am

I though about crossing at one time, This Rom breeder used to be a big time Beefmaster.

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Re: any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle

Postby Taurus » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:57 am

thommoos wrote:I though about crossing at one time, This Rom breeder used to be a big time Beefmaster.

http://www.cherokeehills.com

They looks nice cattle. Especially RomAngus.....
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Re: any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle

Postby Nite Hawk » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:28 pm

Are they as heavy boned as the old style Char?
That sound like a pretty big bull on angus cows, wonder if there might be some breeding issues with an animal that big.
Maybe they would be more popular if they were a bit smaller?
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Re: any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle

Postby Red Bull Breeder » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:19 pm

Good feet and legs under them. They get out and travel good. No problems with breeding or calving that I know off.
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Re: any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle

Postby Nite Hawk » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:28 pm

Was thinking that with the bulls so big they might break down cows during breeding...
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Re: any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle

Postby AussieLim » Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:59 pm

They are big cattle. Was originally bred as draft bullocks in Italy.

From my experience with them temperament is a problem & of course I believe they are all horned??
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Re: any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle

Postby Loch Valley Fold » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:49 pm

There is a herd of them near Goulburn NSW we see them every time we travel to Goulburn they are huge& by that I mean tall not overly fat, having said that the paddock they're hasn't any grass & I shudder to think just how much feed they would need to really fatten up
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Re: any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle

Postby Nite Hawk » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:48 am

Our pieds are a decent sized frame, although I have seen smaller lines, but they really don't eat much. Sounds like the Romanola could be a real hay burner due to their large size..
We have had other breeds -Angus, Semi, Lemo, hereford and their crosses, and they will stand for hours at the feeder if left there, ( not very "fuel effecient") the pieds eat for a bit then quit and go lay down. It sounds like the Pieds are a better breed to stick with over the Romanola due to their very large size and possible large appetites!
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Re: any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle

Postby Red Bull Breeder » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:36 am

You do know that Limousin cattle have proven time after time to do more with a pound of feed than most any breed.
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Re: any Differences between Piedmontese and Romagnola cattle

Postby Nite Hawk » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:23 am

Have had a Limo cross steer here years ago, but don't remember how much he ate, but I do know it seems these Pieds, don't eat much in comparision with the other breeds and crosses. They seem to be very "fuel effecient" if you will. It seems many cattle breeders /farmers, don't seem to take feed effeciency into count,even when feed effeciency is dollars and cents at stake...
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