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New Pic's Misc Romagnola and Romangus calves

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chapman

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Tell me what you think -
These are the 2 bulls here at the house at 22 months of age. London on the left and Lyle on the right.


London


Lyle - I'm standing about 3 feet above him


Herd bull - He's been on 59 cows since March. He seems to be holding up pretty good.



Some Romangus calves born in the last month.



As you can tell it's DRY here in Texas.

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I love them! I have been curious about the Romagnola breed since I saw some at the fair last year. They sure do carry some muscle don't they.
 

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I love love love Rommies :D

I think you had posted a pic of lyle previously? I seem to remember I really liked him. He certainly seems to have more butt shape than london. All three bulls seem to lean towards being too straight in the rear legs - would you agree?

Anyway, nice cattle as always :D
 
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We are very happy to this point. Just getting some calves on the ground calmed the nerves a little. We were told from the breeder we wouldn't have any problems with the Angus cross but until you see it for yourself you never know. The only talk I had on this board last year was to have the calf puller handy. So far the average weight is about the same as our Angus bulls averaged. We have about 10 calves sired by our Angus bulls about 1 month older then these so we will be able to compare these in time.

As far as the dispositions of these animals - We have owned Romagnolas since Dec. of 07 just over a year. I was amazed how calm the 2 herd bulls (1 bull is at another ranch) loaded - walked right in the trailer. As far as the 2 bulls and the 2 heifers here at the house 3 of them come right to the fence when I get home. They want a good rub down the 4th one will eventually give in and push his way to the front. Overall very calm - I try to stay out of their way in the pen and always leave me a way out (they are getting big). London and 1 heifer have always let me brush them in the pen but because of the size I'm starting to keep a fence between us.

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Beautiful bulls,I like Lyle . He looks like a big ol bear. Hum, I wonder how they would work on beefmaster cows ?
 
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All three may be a little straight. Not sure what I'm looking for or what to compare them to (still learning). Lyle has always been thick and shorter then London. London just won't stop growing he's probably 5'5" at the shoulder. At one point he started to fill out some but he shot up some more. Several cattle specialist have liked Lyle better in person but have made the comment that London could grow into that frame.

Not sure how they would do on Beefmasters. I have been told that the offspring from these bulls will be the same color as the moma but just a little lighter shade. I would think they would be just fine.

The association has been very helpful http://romagnola.org/index.htm

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Thanks for posting the pics. Looks like a very nice cross, would like to see pictures of the calves in a couple months when they fill out and express some of that muscle.
 

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Not sure how they would do on Beefmasters.

I suspect they would work very well on just about any cow that has the milking ability to raise the very well muscled calves to its full potential.

As far as the bulls go... Lyle would be my choice if you want to bring a little Romagnola into the cowherd, with London the obvious choice terminal sire.

They don't appear overly straighthocked in the pictures, but London is certainly a little straighter fronted than the ideal which would certainly make him more likely to be slightly posty as well.

I am surprised that their loins isn't developed much more than they are considering the thickness elsewhere, again Lyle appears to be the stronger in this area with the mature bull the weakest. Its definately bulls that has a place in most commercial herds big enough to accomodate a terminal specialist
 

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KNERSIE":1ibyfi9z said:
Not sure how they would do on Beefmasters.

I suspect they would work very well on just about any cow that has the milking ability to raise the very well muscled calves to its full potential.
As far as the bulls go... Lyle would be my choice if you want to bring a little Romagnola into the cowherd, with London the obvious choice terminal sire.

They don't appear overly straighthocked in the pictures, but London is certainly a little straighter fronted than the ideal which would certainly make him more likely to be slightly posty as well.

I am surprised that their loins isn't developed much more than they are considering the thickness elsewhere, again Lyle appears to be the stronger in this area with the mature bull the weakest. Its definately bulls that has a place in most commercial herds big enough to accomodate a terminal specialist
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