I did not raise the mother..bought her as a two year old..guy told me she was brangus..hes a knowledable guy, but the reason he was selling her was because he hadnt raised her..so couldnt backround her for his organic operation he was converting too.
the bull is a purebred Brangus..brinks bred (heck, 3/4 of the brangus in this part of the country are). all my cows are commerical.
So, its possible mama isnt a full brangus..dont know...just always went that she was..could be beefmaster I guess..or gert..who knows. shes got alot of brahma blood in her though..I really liked her crossed on an angus bull..this was the result..the mother of calf#2
Beefy-his heavy brahma influence in his looks is what kept me on the fence..our operation is unique in that we normally feed out our steers and then sell them in halves or quarters..surprisingly, I've found a good market and this year will have more demand then product. this calf doesn't fit my "ideal" steer type to feed out (as calf #2 does)..if that makes sense? I know beef is beef is beef..but has anyone fed out a steer like him, which such a heavy brahma influence in his body? He is taller then the heifer calf, who was born a full month before him..and who isnt a tiny girl. so my concern is more with his body type versus his coloring..
and while I normally keep the calves start to finish..I've found I like to keep up on what sells well at the sale barns too..and I think he may get docked there for how he looks..thoughts?