? about Santa Gertrudis or other % Brahman for beef

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I have been thinking of fattening a few calves to sell for beef. Have one reserved now. Most of my cattle are Angus, Hereford, or BWF, but do have some Gert and GertX, and a Brahman x Hereford. I am wondering how calves from those cows would do for beef. The basis for my question is when someone came to visit and saw a catalog for a Santa Gertrudis sale on a table, he made some negative comments in regard to their carcass quality, saying that an animal with any percentage Brahman would never marble. I would think that a significant percentage of beef comes from Brahman cross cattle, and that maybe it's more marketing and promoting of other breeds. I am interested in knowing whether or not an Angus or Hereford sired calf from say a Santa Gertrudis cow, would make a good quality beef. I'm not trying to stir up anything, I like Brahman crosses very much, I just don't have much experience with end product of beef in general.
 

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Angus Santa crosses are highly sought after here. The northern Australian herd is mostly Brahman or our Droughtmasters which are bred along the lines of Santa's but show a bit more Brahman characteristics. A lot of these go through the live trade to Indonesia for the wet markets and the high Brahman %age doesn't matter but for the cattle processed in the north a lot of graziers will use Angus bulls so that a higher %age of the carcases will make the MSA grade. Ultrablacks are becoming popular as bulls as that little bit of Brahman seems to help with heat tolerance and ticks.

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Caustic Burno":2uhumfw7 said:
They could never tell the difference
Must have been a Hillary supporter that believes fake news.
80% of the worlds beef is Brahman influenced 40% of the USA herd is. I have often wondered how much is sold under a CAB sign.

http://www.brahman.org/PDFs/Utilizing-B ... ystems.pdf

The fellow probably wasn't a supporter, but he definitely buys into the CAB propaganda. I would guess that quite a few Brahman influenced calves make it into CAB. I personally like Angus, but think it was a shame to see a lot of good Hereford, Santa Gertrudis, Beefmaster, etc. herds lost in the area several years ago. Some of my best producing cows are Brahman influenced,
 

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Ky hills":3garybwn said:
Caustic Burno":3garybwn said:
They could never tell the difference
Must have been a Hillary supporter that believes fake news.
80% of the worlds beef is Brahman influenced 40% of the USA herd is. I have often wondered how much is sold under a CAB sign.

http://www.brahman.org/PDFs/Utilizing-B ... ystems.pdf

The fellow probably wasn't a supporter, but he definitely buys into the CAB propaganda. I would guess that quite a few Brahman influenced calves make it into CAB. I personally like Angus, but think it was a shame to see a lot of good Hereford, Santa Gertrudis, Beefmaster, etc. herds lost in the area several years ago. Some of my best producing cows are Brahman influenced,
I'm feeding out a big azz brangus heifer right now. We shall see. Brangus breeders have done a lot of work on improving marbling as well as rib eye area. Am thinking this girl is going to make some great eating.
 

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