ALACOWMAN wrote:sound like a good way to market .... personally id stay the way your going... with beef prices the way they are, you can make money on a week old ,3 legged, blind longhorn.... to get your calves 100 pnds heavier like his, youd have to change cow's...... not by using a maternal bull
houstoncutter wrote:Sounds like a sweet deal, but I would not use a black Beefmaster. I just don't think the quality is there yet. A good solid red with Lasater or Casey breeding would be my choice.
ALACOWMAN wrote:your best bet in the beef business is to stay the course,,, and not chase rabbits...breeders will have you chasing your tail
J&D Cattle wrote:ALACOWMAN wrote:your best bet in the beef business is to stay the course,,, and not chase rabbits...breeders will have you chasing your tail
Probably the soundest advice I'll get, thanks for your help.
Limomike wrote:That is sound advice.. except... if they were my cows.. I would put a black homo & polled limi bull on them for the straight limi's and Limflex cross.
sale barn not necessarily the only option,, in a stay the course breeding systemJ&D Cattle wrote:Limomike wrote:That is sound advice.. except... if they were my cows.. I would put a black homo & polled limi bull on them for the straight limi's and Limflex cross.
Black Limi would make the short list if I decide to stay the course and market directly to the sale barn. Thanks
J&D Cattle wrote:Hello, I'm a new member from Missouri. I currently run 24 black mommas, 7 are out of a black Lim bull, 7 are Angus, and 10 are Angux X cows with a bit of ear. I currently run an Angus bull but am thinking of switching to a black Beefmaster. There is a producer around here that can get me in on a grass-fed arrangement if I buy one of his Beefmaster bulls. Guy buys calves at 650 lbs and pays you market value with no commission or docking of any kind for horns or color. Bulls get steer prices too, no need to cut them. This guy has some real growthy calves that look like they will have 100lbs on my Angus calves.
My concerns are that if this grass-fed arrangement falters I'll be stuck with calves that will docked all to heck at the local barn. Will a black Beefmaster bull on these types of cows keep the dewflap, sheath, and spots to a minimum? Are there specific things I need to look for in a Beefmaster bull? Or should I just pick another black hided breed and shoot for good cross bred calves that will maximize growth and head towards the barn.
Lastly, I'm thinking black hided purely becuase of price around here. We would also possibly be retaining some hiefers but that would not be our primary goal. Primary goal is pounds of beef to market. Thanks for your input.
Caustic Burno wrote:I hate to break this to you Beefmaster's are not black you are delving back in Angus cesspool.
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