- Jul 1, 2009
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- Kindred, ND
ram":28heufjc said:Folks can raise anything they prefer, but I question the why aspect. A Hereford, Angus and lots of other breeds can do well in any environment. So why limit yourself, and why not take advantage of someone else marketing savvy?
True, and I respect that mindset.
That having been said, I grew up raising registered Herefords. Got tired of dealing pink eye, foot rot, and udder issues.
My wife grew up raising registered Angus. "Our Galloway cattle graze circles around the Angus, no need to pamper and supplement, much hardier and disease resistant."
We don't experience near the issues the neighboring herds of "other" breeds do. They feed 60-90 days longer during the winter months and deal with many more health issues, even though they vaccinate for everything under the sun.
Galloway cattle are very adaptable, but bloodlines do differ in that adaptability.
The Galloway breed offers a complete outcross to all of the black hided breeds. Producers are using the Galloway bull or semen on their Angus or Angus derivative herds to gain heterosis.