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Salorn

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:22 pm
by mpassmore85
Does anyone know where one could find some registered Salorn cattle from?

In southern Alberta and can’t find anything. Travel don’t matter a ton within 1500 or so miles

Re: Salorn

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:53 pm
by Muddy
mpassmore85 wrote:Does anyone know where one could find some registered Salorn cattle from?

In southern Alberta and can’t find anything. Travel don’t matter a ton within 1500 or so miles

I think they're "extinct" or just disappeared. Lot of old composite breeds are either gone or extremely rare. Why not buy a saler bull and put him on your cows?

Re: Salorn

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:36 pm
by mpassmore85
4 generations for proper ratio.

Re: Salorn

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:33 am
by Rafter S
I'd never heard of them. Had to ask Mr. Google. I can't understand why a composite of two relatively unpopular breeds didn't take off.

(Someone told me we're supposed to use purple text to denote sarcasm.)

Re: Salorn

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:51 am
by Ky hills
I recently had posted about thinking I had wound up with a couple percentage longhorns, before that I had never thought much about them at all, and knew nothing about them. After reading a lot about them, they probably do have some positive traits, but to me they just aren't something I would want a whole herd of, a few might be ok. As for Saler, I don't have a lot of first hand knowledge about either, but from what I have seen I'm not impressed. I have heard some folks say they are about the worst disposition cattle they have seen. The few that I have had or seen have been finer boned and curly haired which is a no no for me, I like cattle that are at least fairly slick haired. I'm sure there are good ones out there, just commenting on what I have seen.

Re: Salorn

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:20 am
by crossbredcalves
I don't have registered Salorns, but I have been breeding my Longhorn cross cows to a Saler bull for several years. The only better calves I have had out of these cows were out of a Charolais bull. The "Salorn" calves have been good for me. The steers have grown well, and I have 3 heifers I kept back last year to add to the herd this winter. We shall see how they do as cows.

Re: Salorn

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:18 am
by Nesikep
KYhills, yes, 20 years ago Salers did have bad dispositions.. for some that was a good thing when the cows really had to defend calves from predators, they did it very effectively... I do hear the breed as a whole has gotten much better recently. It's been 20 years since we had a Saler bull. They are finer boned, I don't mind that, I don't eat bone.. and the curly fur I have never noticed at all. SOME of my Saler influenced cows are the most docile I've ever had.
I'd be far more interested in a Gelbvieh/Saler cross.. probably between 1/2-3/4 GV would be good... Gelbvieh would shrink the mature cow size a little, both are meaty, Salers tend to be LONG, with exceptional udders, hooves, milk and calving ability

Re: Salorn

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:35 pm
by Bigfoot
If salers haven't calmed down, you cross that with the LH ability to jump, and you'd have a formidable combination.

Re: Salorn

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:44 pm
by Lazy M
Some of the salers that I've dealt with make me cringe whenever I think of them. Evil, evil witches.

Re: Salorn

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:53 am
by WinterSpringsFarm
I have a good friend that raises top notch Saler cattle. They are as good as the good one from any other breed. I never knew of them before I met him.