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Re: Breed Selection/Starting up

Post by Rangenerd » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:00 pm

If you are looking at hereford angus offspring I would look at putting a hereford bull on some good angus cows. It is a lot easier to find good angus cows that good hereford cows.



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Re: Breed Selection/Starting up

Post by ALACOWMAN » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:16 pm

Rangenerd wrote:If you are looking at hereford angus offspring I would look at putting a hereford bull on some good angus cows. It is a lot easier to find good angus cows that good hereford cows.

Cause you can't sling a dead cat and not hit one...if you were to stop in front of every angus farm here Just in one day,,you'd wear out a set of brakes..
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Post by Jafruech » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:11 pm

Figured I'd post an update. I ended up going with Option 3...There's a guy near me who has been running LH/ANG cross cows for quite a while, and I was able to get some market data on how they do out here (and his do well). After talking with him at length and building that report.. I was able to get some of his 50/50 and 75/25 ANG/LH cross bred cows (2015 models) for a price I couldn't say no to. I am pretty amazed at the maternal traits and docility of these cows...growing up with Herefords and baldies I never knew they could be this easy to handle. I plan on continuing to buy from him for as long as he has heifers and cows for sale. Attached are some of the cows I got from him (the blacks).
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Re: Breed Selection/Starting up

Post by wbvs58 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:18 am

They look like they will do the job for you. I see a bit of snow around, I thought Longhorns were more of a Texas breed.

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Post by Jafruech » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:27 am

wbvs58 wrote:They look like they will do the job for you. I see a bit of snow around, I thought Longhorns were more of a Texas breed.

Ken


They are raised and thrive in just about every climate in North America...From West Texas to Canada. Tropics and desert to the Canadian winter. Their hardiness and adaptability are pretty outstanding.
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Re: Breed Selection/Starting up

Post by MRRherefords » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:10 pm

Longhorns are very popular here in Pennsylvania.

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Post by Son of Butch » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:03 am

Very popular? In total number? Or just very popular among a subset of some producers? Not popular among packers.

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Post by TexasBred » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:19 am

Son of Butch wrote:Very popular? In total number? Or just very popular among a subset of some producers? Not popular among packers.


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Re: Breed Selection/Starting up

Post by Son of Butch » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:48 pm

Document the great popularity of Long Horns in Pennsylvania TB or blow it........ bsc its b.s.

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Re: Breed Selection/Starting up

Post by Bullitt » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:36 pm

I am sure there are some people in Pennsylvania who raise Texas Longhorns. But I am sure it is not correct to say that Texas Longhorns are very popular in Pennsylvania.

I live in Texas, where there are probably more Longhorn cattle than anywhere else, and I would not say they are very popular here in Texas. I can name many other cattle breeds that are more common than Texas Longhorns here in Texas.

That being said, I think crossing Texas Longhorns and Angus makes for very hardy momma cows that are easy keepers. I would put a continental bull on those cows and sell the calves.

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Re: Breed Selection/Starting up

Post by Jafruech » Sun May 06, 2018 9:50 am

Bullit, I think you hit the nail on the head with the "Hardy and easy keepers" piece. These cows are gentle as heck around people (they come running and want me to scratch them), be nice on 4 feet to any dog or predator within eyesight of the pasture, good milkers, great mamas, and so far giving good gain to nice looking black calves that will be able to finish nicely on grass alone if I wanted. We'll see what I get in the fall, but I can't really imagine I'm going to take a hit with how these calves look. I'm half considering getting a natural beef cert and when I get a little bigger selling to JBS 5 rivers or someone like that as natural grass fed Angus. They more than meet the requirements from what I can tell.
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