Got me thinking, so I broke out the MARC composite breed study. Gelbvieh, Braunvieh and Pinzgaur have a higher percentage of puberty at one year then Angus, over twice as many as Hereford. The only british breed included in the study that has as early a puberty as those three is Red Poll. limo and Hereford are just about dead even.
It's one of those things that I've never really paid any attention to. As long as they breed and settle at 14-15 months that's all I've ever cared about.
Another "old dog, new trick" kind of deal
Campground Cattle":3275ux1m said:
Agree but you better pull the little boys too. Depending on the breed (English) will suprise you at how early they will breed.
I was just reading where MARC is touting that the continentals are much more fertile than the Angus. Believe that if you want to.