- Jan 2, 2014
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- Northeast KS (USA)
Muddy":27q0qz0p said:WalnutCrest, I still have one SH cow here and boy she will eat everything, even sedge grass, reeds and poor quality hay. I live by wildlife refuge so I'm surrounding with swamplands and heavily woodlands. We didnt have much grazing areas for our livestock and the best grassland were reserved for hay crops. I gets frustrated when the angus cows bellows and demanding us to feed them hay even there is plenty of good greens in the pasture. I think the breeds that evolved in harsh environment, they were meant to not afford to be fussy to survive.
The thriftiness afforded to the commercial cattleman by adding a dose of unusual blood is something more should consider ... ESPECIALLY ... if there is a mechanism for them to add this sort of genetics to their herd w/o short-changing themselves at the scale (which is a rarity among hardier breeds).