Bull for long horn cows

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Rod

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I'm pulling my angus bull off some longhorns that came with a farm I bought a few years ago, I got some solid blacks out of some a longhorn patterns out of others. I was wondering if a charolias bull would take some of the pattern out of them as well and give some solid colors. I would think their growth would improve with the charolias as well.
 

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Rod, put that charlois with those longhorns. It will take most of the longhorn markings out and will make most of the calves a solid color and add alot of weight at selling time. The calves will sell very well, also.
 

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As I've said before, one of my good friends has a herd of longhorns, and charolais. she breeds all her bottom end longhorns to charolais bulls and gets some great cream colored calves. I think charolais would be a good choice

Ryan
 

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I wish I could be truthful and recommend a Charolais bull for your Longhorns. To my knowledge, I have never talked to anyone who has used that particular cross.

There are very few Longhorns in my area.

Let us know how it works out.
 

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Ditto on the Charolais, a guy I know has about 30 or so longhorn cows with a big Char. bull. He says the cows squirt out those 60 lb. calves like a wet noodle and they grow out well. They will color up like charolais most of the time and at weaning they may not be quite as heavy as a true beef calf but what he loses on the weight he more than makes up for on his costs (upkeep, feed, cows/acre, lost calves, cows that wont breed, etc.).
 

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