- Apr 26, 2005
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- Ft. Collins, CO
W.B. - Did the crossbred Hereford calves come up to your expectations in regard to Phenotype, and also did the hindquarters of the calves gravitate to the Hereford thickness type, or the Angus "Funnel-Butt" type? Also, was the Hybrid vigor manifested in the succeeding generations as you expected, or are they old enough to tell as yet?W.B.":1l46ju2g said:I don't know all that much about Integrity but that he is used more for his ability to sire phenotype more than his performance.
Based on my personal experience I wouldn't judge them too harshly yet. I had some 6I6 calves in 2004 and I didn't feel that they grew as good as I would have liked but the daughters that I kept all bred on the first cycle AI and they are easy keepers with perfect udders and are going to wean some awesome calves. FWIW I bred them to a Hereford bull to get some Hybrid vigor to increase my performance in the calves.