You are partially correct. I have culled in the past because of this. It's easier to match the cow to the environment than to match the environment to the cow.Raise your own cattle on fescue, and nature will weed out the culls.
Or just raise corrientes, because ah, they are like the, best.
Never seen a deer with fescue problems either. They probably gain like a corriente.You are partially correct. I have culled in the past because of this. It's easier to match the cow to the environment than to match the environment to the cow.
Never seen a longhorn or Corriente with fescue problems. Maybe you hit onto something.
Bringing in cattle is always a low % success rate if you are 100% honest. The best thing to know is if they shed off quickly in the spring. There are some exceptions. The best option is to AI to selected bulls and let gestational programing help the calves fit. But what I have found is the 25% influence of an outside source and two gestational programing events make the best of the introductions.I agree on the cull from your own closed herd and it shouldnt be an issue. We have to bring in cows at some point and this seems to have merit if you aren't sure of the management those cattle were under or if they are coming in from outside of fescue country. Seems like it could prevent a lot of problems when starting a herd.