Of course I am biased, I wouldn't be raising Herefords if I didn't like them best, but if you are not in such a tropical climate that you have to have a little Brahman influence to beat the insects and extreme heat, many would agree with me that it's hard to beat a English breed such as Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn. For a commercial herd, an Angus bull on Hereford cows or a Hereford bull on Angus cows will consistently produce a good-selling calf in most areas. If you are a little further south, Brafords, Brangus, or Super-baldies(BrangusXHereford) might fit the bill. Of course I'm just one opinion. A moderate-framed breed will fit the packer's box, and take less grass and feed to support. See the breed listing on CattleToday. Good luck!dAsranch03":3qy3na97 said:I was wondering if anyone could help me out in choosing a good breed of beef cattle that will be the most likely to get our newly started ranch productive and profitable.
dAsranch03":304mdxu9 said:In reference to your question about registered and commercial, I do believe that my daddy is looking more into commercial cattle, we do have 5 registered longhorns right now, but they aren't plannin on gettin anymore registered cattle. The registered ones are just for my mom basically so she can have some pet cattle
la4angus":2yrjttpy said:Texan and Campground Cattle both llive in east Texas. They are both preferential to Herefords. I am in western Louisiana and am partial to Blk Angus and Red Angus. Txag, Campground, Texan or myself could probaly point you to some good breeders, both Commercial and Registered of these cattle. I'm sure there are others that could provide the same or better information, but I don't know where some of these are located because they show no location on their profile. Either of these breeds should work well for you, along with Angus X Hereford. Brangus, Angus Plus and the Super Baldies. Any of these breeds and crosses of top quality will be market toppers for you.
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