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Is that a beltie in that top pic?
Yes, I bought her as a bred cow calf pair last year. She had a big belted heifer calf at side. She had that black bull calf now a steer back in October. The heifer is due to calve this fall.
I wouldn't really seek out out to buy belted cattle, just thought it looked like a good deal at the time. They don't really do too good in the summers here. They stay in the ponds a lot.
I kinda like the old contrary thing and may keep them a while longer.
 
Yes, I bought her as a bred cow calf pair last year. She had a big belted heifer calf at side. She had that black bull calf now a steer back in October. The heifer is due to calve this fall.
I wouldn't really seek out out to buy belted cattle, just thought it looked like a good deal at the time. They don't really do too good in the summers here. They stay in the ponds a lot.
I kinda like the old contrary thing and may keep them a while longer.
We used to have several, when they don't have perfect belts and you take them to the sale barn , buyers think they are Holstein and they don't bring much
 
Fella that has pasture close to our new hay ground has 3 bulls in with who knows how many cows ? He has a horned Hereford, an angus , and a beltie. All I can say is that beltie must be the boss . He has more belted calves than any other ! Can't imagine the difference he gets for those at the sale ? 🤔🤠
 
Fella that has pasture close to our new hay ground has 3 bulls in with who knows how many cows ? He has a horned Hereford, an angus , and a beltie. All I can say is that beltie must be the boss . He has more belted calves than any other ! Can't imagine the difference he gets for those at the sale ? 🤔🤠
I can't imagine having a belted bull. Our tendency to like Herefords is questionable enough market wise, but Hereford atleast makes for a good cross and marketable calves from black cows.
On one hand I'm not surprised that the belt bull sires a lot of the calves, kinda like the old sayings about Jersey bulls, but in the other I'm surprised he breeds many as our belted cow and heifer spend most of the spring summer and fall in a pond if they have access to one, and definitely in the shade if they don't.
 
Here it don't matter whether the belt is perfect or not they sell like a belt and it's at a significant discount.
I guess I should have completed my thought. With broken belts you can't sell them to beltie breeders and have to take a hit at the sale barn
 

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