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What are they?

Postby Texasmark » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:21 pm

Ok, this is Cattle Today Site....these are cattle????
Breeds board.....curious as to the breed????
Was down in beef country today, (Emory, TX.) and saw half a dozen "things in a guys front yard. Look to weigh 1800 give or take a couple hundred, looked like very well fed cattle, were all black with a very large white saddle consuming most of the mid section. All were marked exactly alike. Never saw such a thing.

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Re: What are they?

Postby Caustic Burno » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:24 pm

Sound like belted Galloway
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Re: What are they?

Postby dun » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:28 pm

I agree with CB, but with that size maybe Dutch Belted
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Re: What are they?

Postby ALACOWMAN » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:34 pm

dun wrote:I agree with CB, but with that size maybe Dutch Belted

Yep never seen any get that big at least around here... https://www.google.com/search?q=belted+ ... LpCSp0E5PM:
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Re: What are they?

Postby dun » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:39 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
dun wrote:I agree with CB, but with that size maybe Dutch Belted

Yep never seen any get that big at least around here... https://www.google.com/search?q=belted+ ... LpCSp0E5PM:

The size is what made me think Dutch Belted, never seen that big of a galloway either
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Re: What are they?

Postby slick4591 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:41 pm

If you saw those on 69 going out of Greenville to Emory they were the Belted Galloway.
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Re: What are they?

Postby ALACOWMAN » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:53 pm

They say their meat is is some of the best, great marbling...course there's marketing them,,folks tend to think its a hobby breed..and that all the breeders wear sandals and have ponytails....
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Re: What are they?

Postby Muddy » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:04 pm

Belted Galloways do get big, just depends on the bloodlines. Sounds like a belted Galloway more than a Dutch Belted tho it's possible they're Buelingos.
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Re: What are they?

Postby farmerjan » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:58 pm

Belted Galloway if they were a beefy built animal, and some bloodlines do get big. Have a thicker type coat of hair, often curly. They have a double haircoat which makes them very good in the cold. They come in a couple of colors, black, red, dun, both belted and solid.
If it was a much finer boned, statuesque type of cow with alot more udder then a Dutch Belted. They normally get about 14-1600 at full maturity, but again it depends on the bloodline. Good milkers, good on grazing dairies.
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Re: What are they?

Postby greybeard » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:08 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:They say their meat is is some of the best, great marbling...course there's marketing them,,folks tend to think its a hobby breed..and that all the breeders wear sandals and have ponytails....


they spool up the ponytails nowadays I believe...correct nomenclature=manbuns.
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Re: What are they?

Postby callmefence » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:56 am

They ran a handful of heavy bred young bellies through the sale at lampasas Wednesday. I think they sold for around 700.00
I mean they were nice young well conditioned cows 8 months bred. I don't know why nobody liked them. I had to sit on my hands.
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Re: What are they?

Postby Rafter S » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:18 am

callmefence wrote:They ran a handful of heavy bred young bellies through the sale at lampasas Wednesday. I think they sold for around 700.00
I mean they were nice young well conditioned cows 8 months bred. I don't know why nobody liked them. I had to sit on my hands.


I don't have any experience with them, but I've heard it's harder to breed that color pattern out than it is to breed spots off of Longhorns.
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Re: What are they?

Postby ALACOWMAN » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:24 am

callmefence wrote:They ran a handful of heavy bred young bellies through the sale at lampasas Wednesday. I think they sold for around 700.00
I mean they were nice young well conditioned cows 8 months bred. I don't know why nobody liked them. I had to sit on my hands.

Most cattlemen ""Here'' would be afraid of just what you seen.taking a hit on them..personally I wouldnt mind having some to cross with.. If I could breed that belt out of em,, it's like trying to tone down the Brahman Influence...it just keeps going, and going and going.....
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Re: What are they?

Postby greybeard » Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:46 am

slick4591 wrote:If you saw those on 69 going out of Greenville to Emory they were the Belted Galloway.

I've seen those same Oreos several times over the years.
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Re: What are they?

Postby pdfangus » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:52 am

I have seen a belted galloway bull back in the 70s that probably weighed 2200 or more....he was a big rascal
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