A couple of years ago bought a small ranch with approximately 30 breeding cows. A mixture with very little history. Mostly black and black and white face. We have survived the past couple of years, learning a lot. Recently took a number of steers to market. Prices ranged from 56 to 98 cwt. Some where marked as short. We have figured out that we need to be more consistent. Probably need to eliminate a lot of the "older cows". As new ranchers we are trying not only to have the best quality for our own consuption but to have the most valuable product for the market. We are trying to determine where our replacement heifer dollar should go. These two breeds seem to be the most desirable.