- Sep 13, 2018
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- Karragullen, Western Australia
I have a question to those with more knowledge than i. I am a red poll breeder and even though i love what the breed has to offer it is becoming frustrating that they are so hard to sell and there doesn't seem to be any demand for them anymore. So i am thinking of changing breeds and believe black Simmental may be have more to offer. I like the idea of black because Angus breeders seem to accept them for a good cross. I have always been a fan of Simmental. But my concern is the gene pool. How big is it and is there a good selection of family lines to breed from. Would there be a demand for bulls also as for a stud selling bulls is the cream. Being from Australia you don't see them around. My plan would be to use my cows and implant embryos to get started. Any thoughts would be appreciated.