Longhorn or Corriente

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Longhorn or Corriente

Post by DCA farm » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:33 am

Looking at getting some brush cows to run on a lease place in Southwest louisiana question is would I be better off with longhorn or Corriente cows. I’ll end up running a beef bull on them more than likely



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Re: Longhorn or Corriente

Post by holm25 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:23 pm

Neither. Mow it and get some real cows.

Lol I’d go with longhorns and a Char bull before a corriente...

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Re: Longhorn or Corriente

Post by Ebenezer » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:25 pm

holm25 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Neither. Mow it and get some real cows.

Lol I’d go with longhorns and a Char bull before a corriente...
Any market for rodeo calves?

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Re: Longhorn or Corriente

Post by callmefence » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:09 pm

Imo black corriente bred to Angus or char bulls will produce the most marketable calves. You'll still take a hit but there is definitely a place for plan.
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Re: Longhorn or Corriente

Post by DCA farm » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:07 pm

Ebenezer wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:25 pm
holm25 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Neither. Mow it and get some real cows.

Lol I’d go with longhorns and a Char bull before a corriente...
Any market for rodeo calves?
I’d have no problem selling the calves 1/2 my family rope 1/2 my friends rope

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Re: Longhorn or Corriente

Post by DCA farm » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:08 pm

holm25 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Neither. Mow it and get some real cows.

Lol I’d go with longhorns and a Char bull before a corriente...
Only 1/2 is now able other 1/2 is woods/cutover and small grass openings reason I’m gonna run brush type cows

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Re: Longhorn or Corriente

Post by Brute 23 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:11 pm

Neither... Brahman, maybe crosses or a composite breed. A small place like that would be perfect to start a nice herd.
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Re: Longhorn or Corriente

Post by 1982vett » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:52 pm

DCA farm wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:07 pm
Ebenezer wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:25 pm
holm25 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Neither. Mow it and get some real cows.

Lol I’d go with longhorns and a Char bull before a corriente...
Any market for rodeo calves?
I’d have no problem selling the calves 1/2 my family rope 1/2 my friends rope
In that case, go with the corriente to keep the horns shorter for roping. :2cents:

Also, from what I’ve seen...., corrient can eat the grass to the dirt and survive. ;-)
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Re: Longhorn or Corriente

Post by DCA farm » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:49 am

Brute 23 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:11 pm
Neither... Brahman, maybe crosses or a composite breed. A small place like that would be perfect to start a nice herd.
Iits 37 acres 16 pasture/16 woods and cut over 5 acres of road front pasture that has a restriction on it and can’t be grazed. In your opinion while Brahman cattle utilize 16 acres of woods and cutover enough to even bother fencing it in. It’s a family members land won’t cost me a yearly note to put cows on it. I may just fence in the grazable and run heavy Breds on it

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Re: Longhorn or Corriente

Post by Brute 23 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:35 pm

DCA farm wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:49 am
Brute 23 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:11 pm
Neither... Brahman, maybe crosses or a composite breed. A small place like that would be perfect to start a nice herd.
Iits 37 acres 16 pasture/16 woods and cut over 5 acres of road front pasture that has a restriction on it and can’t be grazed. In your opinion while Brahman cattle utilize 16 acres of woods and cutover enough to even bother fencing it in. It’s a family members land won’t cost me a yearly note to put cows on it. I may just fence in the grazable and run heavy Breds on it
Yes the hustle and eat a lot of the things like LH... and you can get real money for them. That would be a great place to have a little herd of pure bloods if you have the capital to get in the game. I bet you could potentially even go with 1/2 or 3/4 bloods if you wanted to stay with terminal calves.

Post a pic of the "woods" and pasture. That will tell us a lot more. It has to be really bad... I mean really bad... to justify a LH. In that kind of country, that requires LH, you have to have a ton of acres to run any kind of numbers.
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Re: Longhorn or Corriente

Post by DCA farm » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:41 pm

Brute 23 wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:35 pm
DCA farm wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:49 am
Brute 23 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:11 pm
Neither... Brahman, maybe crosses or a composite breed. A small place like that would be perfect to start a nice herd.
Iits 37 acres 16 pasture/16 woods and cut over 5 acres of road front pasture that has a restriction on it and can’t be grazed. In your opinion while Brahman cattle utilize 16 acres of woods and cutover enough to even bother fencing it in. It’s a family members land won’t cost me a yearly note to put cows on it. I may just fence in the grazable and run heavy Breds on it
Yes the hustle and eat a lot of the things like LH... and you can get real money for them. That would be a great place to have a little herd of pure bloods if you have the capital to get in the game. I bet you could potentially even go with 1/2 or 3/4 bloods if you wanted to stay with terminal calves.

Post a pic of the "woods" and pasture. That will tell us a lot more. It has to be really bad... I mean really bad... to justify a LH. In that kind of country, that requires LH, you have to have a ton of acres to run any kind of numbers.
Not sure how to post pictures the pasture section just needs to be bushogged or burned and let the grass come backed it’s been bush hoggd 3x a year every year except last year it rained so much he didn’t bother doing it the woods are mostly oaks and a few pines the cut over was all pine that was aloud to grow up after trees were cut

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Re: Longhorn or Corriente

Post by 5S Cattle » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:07 pm

My Brahmans eat as much brush and leaves as they do grass.

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Re: Longhorn or Corriente

Post by ALACOWMAN » Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:23 pm

Mine looks like the eat brush and leaves....
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Re: Longhorn or Corriente

Post by Brute 23 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:04 pm

DCA farm wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:41 pm
Brute 23 wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:35 pm
DCA farm wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:49 am


Iits 37 acres 16 pasture/16 woods and cut over 5 acres of road front pasture that has a restriction on it and can’t be grazed. In your opinion while Brahman cattle utilize 16 acres of woods and cutover enough to even bother fencing it in. It’s a family members land won’t cost me a yearly note to put cows on it. I may just fence in the grazable and run heavy Breds on it
Yes the hustle and eat a lot of the things like LH... and you can get real money for them. That would be a great place to have a little herd of pure bloods if you have the capital to get in the game. I bet you could potentially even go with 1/2 or 3/4 bloods if you wanted to stay with terminal calves.

Post a pic of the "woods" and pasture. That will tell us a lot more. It has to be really bad... I mean really bad... to justify a LH. In that kind of country, that requires LH, you have to have a ton of acres to run any kind of numbers.
Not sure how to post pictures the pasture section just needs to be bushogged or burned and let the grass come backed it’s been bush hoggd 3x a year every year except last year it rained so much he didn’t bother doing it the woods are mostly oaks and a few pines the cut over was all pine that was aloud to grow up after trees were cut
Im PMed you. I can help post pics.
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Re: Longhorn or Corriente

Post by DCA farm » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:10 pm

Brute 23 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:04 pm
DCA farm wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:41 pm
Brute 23 wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:35 pm


Yes the hustle and eat a lot of the things like LH... and you can get real money for them. That would be a great place to have a little herd of pure bloods if you have the capital to get in the game. I bet you could potentially even go with 1/2 or 3/4 bloods if you wanted to stay with terminal calves.

Post a pic of the "woods" and pasture. That will tell us a lot more. It has to be really bad... I mean really bad... to justify a LH. In that kind of country, that requires LH, you have to have a ton of acres to run any kind of numbers.
Not sure how to post pictures the pasture section just needs to be bushogged or burned and let the grass come backed it’s been bush hoggd 3x a year every year except last year it rained so much he didn’t bother doing it the woods are mostly oaks and a few pines the cut over was all pine that was aloud to grow up after trees were cut
Im PMed you. I can help post pics.
Sorry I haven’t got back over there to get any pictures yet. I’ve got a complete working pen and chute rebuild going just ain’t had time to get over there again.

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