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    Criteria used to compare cattle breeds?

    Thanks, just add a page for the Red Poll - http://www.rightpet.com/Livestock-poult ... oll-cattle
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    Criteria used to compare cattle breeds?

    I wanted to thank everyone again for their help, and I wanted to let you know that I've gotten this cattle section up and running if anyone cares to wax eloquent (or just rant and rave) about the cattle breeds you've raised/worked with. http://www.rightpet.com/Livestock-poultry/Cattle I would...
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    Criteria used to compare cattle breeds?

    I agree - wonderfully helpful advice. This is obviously the place to come for all things bovine! One (last?) question. As we are now asking for a breed's "Efficiency under minimal management", I'm thinking that the earlier, item "Easy to keep (how easy is it to keep this animal in top...
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    Criteria used to compare cattle breeds?

    Wow, I really appreciate your, and farmwriter's, help. I do have a couple of questions.... Regarding "mature size", are you saying that it might be good to have a rating item like this - Mature size (does this breed have a low or high mature weight?) The implication of this seems to be that a...
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    Criteria used to compare cattle breeds?

    Thanks so much for this detailed, invaluable help. Ok, as I know we have keep the rating form reasonably user-friendly, yet at the same time want to gather data on the things which most distinguish cattle breeds - of your list would you be able to identify the 3 most important items? By...
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    Criteria used to compare cattle breeds?

    Hi - I'm brand new to the board, and to cattle. We've had horses for many years but not yet any bovines. :) I hope I'm not imposing on you all, but I was wondering if I could get some feedback on what criteria are most important for comparing different cattle breeds? I ask because I have an...
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