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GallowayXRed Angus

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I have the opportunity to purchase three gallowayXsimmental heifers at a good price. The heifers tend to look more like galloway with long thick hair and are red. The bull I use for breeding purposes is a registered red angus. Does anyone have any information on galloway/simmental/red angus cross? I have done quite a bit of research on the net, but nothing compares to hands on experience! Thanks!

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I've never had any Galloways but have heard that they can make pretty good momma cows, though you may sacrafice a bit in growth of the calves. So, a good Simmental/Galloway should be a keeper. However, ask to see the calving records of the dams of these heifers. If they aren't weaning a heavy calf EVERY year or it is taking longer than a year between calvings, I'd look elsewhere for heifers.

Breeding these heifers to a Red Angus will give you 75% British/25% Continental calves. This is a good blend for producing high grading calves that should still yield better than straight Galloways or Angus.

> I have the opportunity to purchase
> three gallowayXsimmental heifers
> at a good price. The heifers tend
> to look more like galloway with
> long thick hair and are red. The
> bull I use for breeding purposes
> is a registered red angus. Does
> anyone have any information on
> galloway/simmental/red angus
> cross? I have done quite a bit of
> research on the net, but nothing
> compares to hands on experience!
> Thanks!
 
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You are lucky those cattle have some galloway in them..........hopefully enough to allow them to over come the simmental...............and produce calves that will over come the red angus......best of luck.
 
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