If i was starting a new operation and i wanted to start my herd with a Gelbvieh bull, what breed(s) of cows would be best to cross with this bull?
Ryan":2uanrg37 said:the operation is in northeast texas, in the paris area. we are leaning towards Brangus. does anyone have experience with this cross? we think we will get quality replacement females with good fertility and milking ability. any thoughts on this cross or any other suggestions will be greatly appreciated. the property has lots of good grass and we want a cross that can handle the hot summers and won't have trouble in the winters either.
la4angus":3tpb6qeq said:GelbveihX Brangus should make a good cross.
Should make good beefy calves and good milking daughters.
Personally I would go with a good Angus bull and have AngusPlus calves.
They are in hot demand and will probaly remain so. Also could qualify for CAB.
My second choice would be a good Polled Hereford bull on the Brangus females. The calves would have as good a demand as the AngusPlus calves, and they are a hot ticket in the area that you're in.
I would expect that the females from either of these two crosses would have a more uniform set of calves since they would be 13/16 British breeding and 3/16 Brahman. No continental.
Ryan":1svl58n5 said:If i was starting a new operation and i wanted to start my herd with a Gelbvieh bull, what breed(s) of cows would be best to cross with this bull?