What breed?

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What breed?

Post by alisonb » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:02 am

This to me is a fine looking bull, I often wonder why the breed is not used more extensively in the USA. Guess the breed and then perhaps you can tell me why :D


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Re: What breed?

Post by alisonb » Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:09 am

Some girls...

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Re: What breed?

Post by cbcr » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:09 am

Bonsmara?

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Re: What breed?

Post by andybob » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:31 am

Sussex, there are a couple of new herds being developed in the USA at the moment with at least one composite program using them, the Sussex is valued in southern Africa and Australia as the most heat tolerant of the British breeds with the ability to walk long distances and thrive on relatively poor forage.
http://sangacattle.webs.com/

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Re: What breed?

Post by Nesikep » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:05 pm

I don't know the breed but both the bull and the girls look really nice
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Re: What breed?

Post by Muddy » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:07 pm

They appear to be Devon type..

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Re: What breed?

Post by alisonb » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:09 pm

Andybob I was hoping you would not be online so soon ;-)

Here's more info on them -
https://cattleinternationalseries.weebl ... ussex.html
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Re: What breed?

Post by alisonb » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:13 pm

Muddy wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:07 pm
They appear to be Devon type..
Yes, also from the 'red cattle' of England
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Re: What breed?

Post by 76 Bar » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:21 pm

Cat's out of the bag! Figured they were Sussex or Devon lineage. Gorgeous phenotype and knock your socks off dark red! 8) 8)

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Re: What breed?

Post by alisonb » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:12 pm

:D
They have the distinctive white tail switch and light nose. As they mature the bulls tend to grow beautiful wavy hair around the neck/head and on their front legs. I'll try and find a pic of one...
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Re: What breed?

Post by alisonb » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:20 pm

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Re: What breed?

Post by andybob » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:02 pm

The British Sussex cattle webpage https://www.sussexcattlesociety.org.uk/
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Re: What breed?

Post by ALACOWMAN » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:04 pm

alisonb wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:12 pm
:D
They have the distinctive white tail switch and light nose. As they mature the bulls tend to grow beautiful wavy hair around the neck/head and on their front legs. I'll try and find a pic of one...
Curly hair Usually a sign their highly fertile...good looking animals..
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Re: What breed?

Post by Logan52 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:11 pm

They remind me of the Red Polls I used to raise and still have a few of. Red Polls descend from the "red cattle" of southern England and are gentle, easy calvers that do well on grass. Looks like these Suffolks have more muscling than Red Polls, I guess due to the dual-purpose history of the Red Poll.
I started breeding mine to Charolais and most of my cows today are wheat colored half bloods that I really like. I breed them to Angus and get about 1/2 black and 1/2 dark nosed gray smokies that sell really well.

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Re: What breed?

Post by ALACOWMAN » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:17 pm

Use to be red poll in every herd around here years ago, you won't find nothing but watered down decendants now..I only had one older red poll cow that I traded for...good moderate easy keeping cattle..
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