I am looking to buy my second calf. Which breed should should I pick. I really want herfords but black cows are doing better at the sale barns. What one do you think. Any other breeds you like.You can tell me anthings worth trying. :cboy:
arkcowman":2i3f4y9u said:You could do both later. Breed a Herford bull to some Angus cows and get yourself some Black Baldies !
Dittoskyline":8ysb6uzf said:Where are you and what are your plans for the calf?
Caustic Burno":5gjkfy9s said:As I have stated many times a man should run red cows they are cheaper to buy as you are not falling into the current trend on black. You can change your calf crop colors by changing the bull only, want black calves put a homo black bull on them.
Caustic Burno":3fsfclyt said:As I have stated many times a man should run red cows they are cheaper to buy as you are not falling into the current trend on black. You can change your calf crop colors by changing the bull only, want black calves put a homo black bull on them, Yellow calves a Char, red a Hereford or Red Brangus. Over the years I have seen the best cow breed and color change several times and it will happen again. Remember there are not any bad breeds just bad management practices by cattlemen trying to make cattle work in enviroments they were not selectively bred for.This is like the EPD trap man and nature has been selectiely breeding cattle for thousands of years, EPD's came along 40 years ago. EPD's are a tool and are getting better as the years past, but you still have since the garden of Eden DNA in the gene pool. Also the best selling calves per pound for the last several years have been high yeller baldies in our area. If you are commercial you are looking for quality pounds a crossbred calf will weigh 10% more at weaning than a straight bred a 3 way cross will weigh 20% more at weaning.
mnmtranching":1zf58tdb said:Funny thing :frowns: Curt won't learn a thing from a thread like this. It's all my color my breed is best type thing.