red mixed breed?

Help Support CattleToday:

A

Anonymous

I recently purchased some bred heifers from the West from a cattle buyer. He told me they were red angus. After arriving on our farm, it is obvious they are crossbred to various breeds. There are some dark red ones, dark red ones with white on face, lighter colored red ones with very faint tinge of an reddish orange, and some that are kind of yellowish orange. Can anyone tell me what kind of breeding I have and whether they will be good, hearty, mellow mothers? I live in Wisconsin and they run the fields in the winter with additional hay, so they need to be hearty. Also, I use all black angus bulls...will they produce good fat cattle....as good as purebred Angus? Thanks for your help.

[email protected]
 
OP
A

Anonymous

For sure the cows should have Red Angus blood, in what percentage just the seller will know the thruth. The white face should have some Hereford blood.

What I don't understand why you buy red cows and breed them to a black bull.

> I recently purchased some bred
> heifers from the West from a
> cattle buyer. He told me they were
> red angus. After arriving on our
> farm, it is obvious they are
> crossbred to various breeds. There
> are some dark red ones, dark red
> ones with white on face, lighter
> colored red ones with very faint
> tinge of an reddish orange, and
> some that are kind of yellowish
> orange. Can anyone tell me what
> kind of breeding I have and
> whether they will be good, hearty,
> mellow mothers? I live in
> Wisconsin and they run the fields
> in the winter with additional hay,
> so they need to be hearty. Also, I
> use all black angus bulls...will
> they produce good fat cattle....as
> good as purebred Angus? Thanks for
> your help.

[email protected]
 
OP
A

Anonymous

The lighter colored ones could have Charolais, Gelbvieh or Siimenthal in them, the wite face could be Hereford or Simmenthal. Even the darker colored ones could have Gelbvieh or Simmenthal thrown. May have even some Shorthorn. Only time will tell how they will work in your managment and environment. Sounds like just a red commercial herd of cows. You'll have some good, some bad, some not so good or bad, with luck some exceptional ones.

dun

> I recently purchased some bred
> heifers from the West from a
> cattle buyer. He told me they were
> red angus. After arriving on our
> farm, it is obvious they are
> crossbred to various breeds. There
> are some dark red ones, dark red
> ones with white on face, lighter
> colored red ones with very faint
> tinge of an reddish orange, and
> some that are kind of yellowish
> orange. Can anyone tell me what
> kind of breeding I have and
> whether they will be good, hearty,
> mellow mothers? I live in
> Wisconsin and they run the fields
> in the winter with additional hay,
> so they need to be hearty. Also, I
> use all black angus bulls...will
> they produce good fat cattle....as
> good as purebred Angus? Thanks for
> your help.
 
Top