For the most part, all of our cattle is cross-bread, to say the least. These are my father's cattle and I'm now helping him because it's starting to get too much for because of his age. He has 3 heards, almost 200 head. It's mainly Beefmaster cross-bread with anything from Angus to Hereford to Brahman, to Cracker, whatever bull he could acquire at the time. He was/is an advocate of heinz 57 cattle. He never did care much for purebreads.
Soooooo, with that said, the calf if Beefmaster and who knows what... He just has a great build and disposition and thought he would make a good bull.
We use to de-horn most of our cattle, but since my dad has gotten older, he hasn't done as much as in the past.
I've read several posts about horned, de-horned, polled, which is better. We, mainly I, do not care for horns. It's not worth the hassle you get when working the cattle and it hasn't had a negative impact on prices. Sooo, being somewhat new in raising cattle by myself, I was just looking for some helpful tips on keeping the blood shed down when working in a confined area with 30+ head at a time. BTW:all of our cattle are worked with a feed bag and a pickup truck. They've never even seen a horse.