- Jul 8, 2017
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- Bulls Gap, TN
Caustic Burno said:SBMF 2015 said:Redgully said:Very good post. I was once told if you dna test an angus today compared to an angus of yesteryear you will find the addition of chianina genes in there.
Hmmm. Around here I always tell people that "40 years ago Angus cows didn't weigh 1,800lbs and Simmentals weren't black. I wonder what happened ?.?
I owned a Simmental bull back when they were red and white.
I have an Angus now.
If you’re going to run a composite like many of today’s breeds you should at least advertise it for what it is. The septic tank of Angus genetics. It confuses me to no end how an entire industry was sold black hide versus quality. It was marketing genius!
One of the Angus guys from back then lived about 30 minutes from me. He was part of the whole "Certified Angus Beef Campaign" idea. It was thought up by a few in the Angus Association because back then Angus were all short, squat, and fat and no one wanted them..
The turning point I saw was when Hardee's (Carl's Jr. for you West Coast folks) ran a commercial of a farmer eating a Hardee's burger and saying he could not believe it, they were using real Angus Beef. Then the Angus Association Lobbyists got some favors from their Congressmen and boom it is in the Regs.
You are right, it was marketing genius!
Here is a thread about Hardee's Angus Beef from back in 2007. Lots ou you guys were on it.