I think the use of Angus cattle in the industry is both good and bad? Its good to use them for marketing advantage and traits. However, magacorporations, tend to isolate typing and harm sustainability of the industry due to one design.
We used Angus in our Diarmid cattle program to demonstrate to other breeders there is a way to utilize what you know to produce an improved beef concept for health. We can't sell our Highland cattle to normal beef markets due to horns. So we take advantage of three marketing programs,,,, Highland Angus Belgian blue to increase our marketing opportunity.
As the world environment changes, I think we have a very adaptable beef concept with Diarmid cattle, able to produce 13 colors, and have modified the beef for health beyond many beef programs.
Sometimes its good to be concidered a nut in the industry. It may take the mind of a crazy person to have a vision for the future in the beef industry.I call this the effect of a pebble in a big pond.
View our site <A HREF="http://www.blueoxfarms.com" TARGET="_blank">www.blueoxfarms.com</A> you may scratch head and wonder how a small ancient beef can achieve commercial usage combining the new double muscle traits of Belgian blue.We are finding the result amazing, increasing our weights while using a small low cost cow.survive, sustain, multiply... , all traits cattle producers need to pay attention to?