Belted Galloway heifers vs cows

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Re: Belted Galloway heifers vs cows

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:45 pm

My last bull calf went to Illinois to a breeder who was putting him with Angus cows. Said the same thing, they were a good cross. Do you have any pictures of the angus/beltie cross? I'm guessing they still retain the belt?
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Re: Belted Galloway heifers vs cows

Postby LLBUX » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:01 am

About 2/3 retain the belt.

I have shared bulls with a neighbor for use on his Angus heifers and have bought back most of the calves.
Have fed several steers, selling beef in 1/4 and 1/2. My butcher likes the Beltie cross for his retail meat case.
I sell half blood heifers for a premium, about 2X sale barn value of black calves.
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Re: Belted Galloway heifers vs cows

Postby LLBUX » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:45 am

I'd love to post some pix, but I do not, and will not, use a service to store images.
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Re: Belted Galloway heifers vs cows

Postby M.Magis » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:14 pm

LLBUX wrote:I'd love to post some pix, but I do not, and will not, use a service to store images.

You don't have to, just click the "Add image to post" button.
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Re: Belted Galloway heifers vs cows

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:35 pm

Here are some pics from LLBUX

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Re: Belted Galloway heifers vs cows

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:36 pm

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Re: Belted Galloway heifers vs cows

Postby LLBUX » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:37 pm

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When did this feature happen?
Could never do that just a couple years ago.

Heifer above is one we raised. She won World Beef, Illinois State Fair and National Junior Show
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Re: Belted Galloway heifers vs cows

Postby LLBUX » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:48 pm

And still cannot do it from my computer.

Attach image feature is not shown on computer. It is on my cell phone.

HMMMMM?
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Re: Belted Galloway heifers vs cows

Postby LLBUX » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:50 pm

Half blood cattle above are from Angus or Angus cross cows bred to Beltie bulls.
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Re: Belted Galloway heifers vs cows

Postby LLBUX » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:52 pm

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These are my bulls
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Re: Belted Galloway heifers vs cows

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:39 pm

LLBUX wrote:Image


When did this feature happen?
Could never do that just a couple years ago.

Heifer above is one we raised. She won World Beef, Illinois State Fair and National Junior Show


I she a full blood Beltie? Looks like it. A couple of my girls came from Sunnybrook Farm in Belvidere. Close to you?
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Re: Belted Galloway heifers vs cows

Postby LLBUX » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:48 pm

Yes, she is purebred. We showed as a calf and sold. She was National Reserve Junior heifer as a calf and went on to win as a yearling. She calved at 25 months. 100% legitimate heifer.

I plan to flush her momma this spring and have several full sibs next year.

Sunnybrook is about 4 hours north of me near Rockford.

I am in West-Central Illinois.
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Re: Belted Galloway heifers vs cows

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:17 pm

Very nice cattle LLBUX. Glad you were able to get some pictures up for us to view.
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Re: Belted Galloway heifers vs cows

Postby SIMMGAL » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:08 pm

I haven’t had my Belties very long but they have been excellent mothers so far! I’ll know more when my next 3 calve and my sample size is larger. I have some red beltie embryos due this coming fall and a few heifers to breed in the fall so I’ll know more in a few years! I’m still new to the beltie world! I sure do know that my Simmis were confused when I first brought the belts home! :lol:
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Re: Belted Galloway heifers vs cows

Postby SIMMGAL » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:14 pm

Here are a few quick pictures, I’ve been slacking lately! The dang things are fun to observe though!

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