Alfalfa for Corrientes

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Alfalfa for Corrientes

Post by Ben3 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:52 pm

Does anyone have experience with feeding alfalfa to Corrientes? Is there a difference in feeding Corrientes than an Angus, Charolaisor any other beef?



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Re: Alfalfa for Corrientes

Post by Bigfoot » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:13 pm

Whats the end game for the corrientes?
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Re: Alfalfa for Corrientes

Post by Hippie Rancher » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:06 pm

sort of like feeding it to burros - they don't need that kind of babying and may founder. the whole point of corrientes is how they can rustle for themselves. If I was going to feed them good alfalfa, I sure would mix it with grass or straw.

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Re: Alfalfa for Corrientes

Post by callmefence » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:17 pm

I would say yes you can feed them alfalfa.
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Re: Alfalfa for Corrientes

Post by Ben3 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:16 am

End Game . The plan is to develop a 50% Corriente:50% Beef herd of lighter momma's that will raise a fast growing highly marketable calf. The alfalfa is to go with unharvested hayground, Prairie hay and Brome.

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Re: Alfalfa for Corrientes

Post by Ben3 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:28 am

Feeding Burros. I see your point. That is the other reason for Corrientes in the first place. They don't need high dollar feed and can adapt to most conditions This a theory my son cooked up...after reading about Corrientes and talking with people that have them, he told me about the idea of a light weight, hardy herd that might have an advantage over a 12-1500 lb. cow herd. I thing he is right.

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Re: Alfalfa for Corrientes

Post by Ben3 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:34 am

Call Me Fence, I think you are right. In reality, the 50:50 herd would only be 50% anyway, even if there is an issue with the alfalfa. So with the pasture they will be on, it's a non-issue.

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Re: Alfalfa for Corrientes

Post by DCA farm » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:00 am

Ben3 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:28 am
Feeding Burros. I see your point. That is the other reason for Corrientes in the first place. They don't need high dollar feed and can adapt to most conditions This a theory my son cooked up...after reading about Corrientes and talking with people that have them, he told me about the idea of a light weight, hardy herd that might have an advantage over a 12-1500 lb. cow herd. I thing he is right.
Fella down road from
Me runs a crap pile of corriente cows with big angus bulls he says he does fairly well with them. He gets quite a few sold black calves but he also gets quite a few painted up calves.

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Re: Alfalfa for Corrientes

Post by DCA farm » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:02 am

Ben3 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:28 am
Feeding Burros. I see your point. That is the other reason for Corrientes in the first place. They don't need high dollar feed and can adapt to most conditions This a theory my son cooked up...after reading about Corrientes and talking with people that have them, he told me about the idea of a light weight, hardy herd that might have an advantage over a 12-1500 lb. cow herd. I thing he is right.
He don’t baby them his pastures ain’t the best but them little cows raise some good size calves in comparison to themselves

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Re: Alfalfa for Corrientes

Post by Hippie Rancher » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:07 am

DCA farm wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:00 am

Fella down road from
Me runs a crap pile of corriente cows with big angus bulls he says he does fairly well with them. He gets quite a few sold black calves but he also gets quite a few painted up calves.

this is such a stupid problem. I am guessing like here, any paints or other non-solid colors get docked badly regardless of phenotype. irritates me no end. :mad:

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Re: Alfalfa for Corrientes

Post by DCA farm » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:02 pm

Hippie Rancher wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:07 am
DCA farm wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:00 am

Fella down road from
Me runs a crap pile of corriente cows with big angus bulls he says he does fairly well with them. He gets quite a few sold black calves but he also gets quite a few painted up calves.
They get docked but he loves them
this is such a stupid problem. I am guessing like here, any paints or other non-solid colors get docked badly regardless of phenotype. irritates me no end. :mad:

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Re: Alfalfa for Corrientes

Post by DCA farm » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:03 pm

Hippie Rancher wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:07 am
DCA farm wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:00 am

Fella down road from
Me runs a crap pile of corriente cows with big angus bulls he says he does fairly well with them. He gets quite a few sold black calves but he also gets quite a few painted up calves
this is such a stupid problem. I am guessing like here, any paints or other non-solid colors get docked badly regardless of phenotype. irritates me no end. :mad:
My uncle raises corrientes he’s probably got 60 momma cows but he ropes and leases out steers that’s why he raises them. He also has brahmas and some Bradford cows

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Re: Alfalfa for Corrientes

Post by Bigfoot » Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:43 pm

When the market starts dropping like it is now, the bottom falls way out of those corriente calves. I don’t care how much ground they make up on efficiency, they don’t make much money.
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Re: Alfalfa for Corrientes

Post by snoopdog » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:33 pm

Bigfoot wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:43 pm
When the market starts dropping like it is now, the bottom falls way out of those corriente calves. I don’t care how much ground they make up on efficiency, they don’t make much money.
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Re: Alfalfa for Corrientes

Post by 5S Cattle » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:40 pm

The hay is worth more than the cows with those

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