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My daughter's herd of red cattle continues to grow. After selling off a couple here and there, she has 3 mature cows, one yearling heifer, a yearling bull, a weanling bull and two weanling heifers. The oldest, Roxy, is a March 2005 pb Limi. She was a gift to my daughter from her grandparents and the backbone of this little herd. Also pictured is her Aug 15th born heifer.IMG_20201009_181133972.jpgIMG_20201009_181306182.jpgIMG_20200820_154555036.jpg
 
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This is Camaro, an August 2015 daughter of Roxy and Titan. She's what I want a Limi cow to look like! Also pictured is Cici, her March born heifer by our Duke bull. Another one we plan keep.IMG_20201009_181907368.jpgIMG_20201009_181317460.jpgIMG_20200709_154839432.jpg
 
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This is Judy, her April 2017 red Angus cow and an own daughter of our Silverado bull. I love this little cow! She makes killer good bulls and is on track to wean 65% of her own weight yet again this year. She's a frame 5 and 1400. Small for my taste, but I love everything else about her. Her April bull calf sired by Duke is sold, and I didn't grab a more recent picture of him....IMG_20201009_181432106.jpgIMG_20200709_155028343.jpgIMG_20200709_154720041.jpgIMG_20200815_085036866.jpgIMG_20200709_154737023.jpg
 
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This is one of Roxy's twin heifers from last year sired by Duke. I just sold off the other one, she wasn't as flashy and we didn't really need her. IMG_20201009_181748330.jpg
 

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And finally, her yearling bull, Jake. He's out of Judy, also sired by Duke. Perhaps the best animal ever raised on our place, just a spectacular bull. Weighed 1505 at 18 months. If we were still showing cattle, he'd be doing some serious traveling!IMG_20200709_154414667.jpgIMG_20201009_181612912.jpg
 

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Great looking cattle. No offense to the folks raising black Angus, but I'm convinced the Red Angus people have had to cull hard and raise superior cattle to compete with the perception that black cattle are inherently better. I have a Red Angus bull I bought a few years ago that I've been very happy with.
 
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Thanks Rafter! And I agree, the reds have really come a long way. Having said that, I look at them only as a compliment to the Limis. For my daughters herd, the goal is primarily red Lim-flex. The one PB red angus female in that group, Judy, is the only one we plan to keep going forward. Likewise, her sire Silverado, is the only PB red angus bull in my entire line-up. I have found that our customer base really likes a red Lim-flex bull. They have the growth and high yields of the Limi, and the maternal traits I like in the red Angus.
 
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BJB - you have some awesome cattle. Your daughters "herd" looks great. IMO, the black Angus have ruined their herds chasing marbling.
Thanks Jeanne! I take that as high praise given the great quality your herd produces! I agree with the marbling in Angus. My other big beef with Angus is the general approach to leg and foot structure. I think they still have miles to go to fix the foot structure in that breed as a whole. In an effort to do that, they have actually went from a bit to much angle in the hock to something far to posty. The pendulum swings way too far when that breed makes an effort to change something it seems...
 

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If anyone wants an animal analyzed BJB is your lady. She really can explain what she sees. I know what I like and what I don't like, but I am not good at explaining the little details that sums up the right or wrong results. LOL
 
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Thanks Jeanne! I'm not a formally taught judge (beyond high school judging teams), but I thoroughly enjoy evaluating livestock... And dogs and horses!
 

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