A friend of mine has about 100 dairy cross calves that he finishes for private freezer beef sale. He buys the calves only when they are dirt cheap and he says he makes much more money on them than he does his regular beef calves. We were talking Sunday and he had just bought a load of cross calves for 78 cents a pound last week.Thank you very much, that was informative.
I could end up with 3/4 Hereford and 1/4 Holstein easy enough. This bull is for sale in town.
This Hereford bull was born in March of 2020. He is sired by Cartel out of a Revolution cow. He is NOT registered. He is ready for fall service. He does have a low birth weight.carbondale.craigslist.org
I won't need it for a long time, but I know where it comes from and they'll have more.
To the best of my knowledge we don't have any short horns around here. Charolais I would probably have to AI. A guy has a herd of Red Angus about 30 miles away., I'm sure I can work something out, even if it was telling him I needed a bull two years in the future.
But if the goal is to utilize 30 acres for individual sale and local processing, that would never be graded, never USDA, and hormone free, taste becomes a little more important than the grade of marbling on beef that is never tasted.
Can you tell how good a steak is going to taste by looking at it? The government thinks you can. That's why, when a USDA meat grader assesses the...slate.com
Annnnd, I just opened a different can of worms