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Texasmark

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Ok, this is Cattle Today Site....these are cattle????
Breeds board.....curious as to the breed????
Was down in beef country today, (Emory, TX.) and saw half a dozen "things in a guys front yard. Look to weigh 1800 give or take a couple hundred, looked like very well fed cattle, were all black with a very large white saddle consuming most of the mid section. All were marked exactly alike. Never saw such a thing.

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I agree with CB, but with that size maybe Dutch Belted
 

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They say their meat is is some of the best, great marbling...course there's marketing them,,folks tend to think its a hobby breed..and that all the breeders wear sandals and have ponytails....
 

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Belted Galloways do get big, just depends on the bloodlines. Sounds like a belted Galloway more than a Dutch Belted tho it's possible they're Buelingos.
 

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Belted Galloway if they were a beefy built animal, and some bloodlines do get big. Have a thicker type coat of hair, often curly. They have a double haircoat which makes them very good in the cold. They come in a couple of colors, black, red, dun, both belted and solid.
If it was a much finer boned, statuesque type of cow with alot more udder then a Dutch Belted. They normally get about 14-1600 at full maturity, but again it depends on the bloodline. Good milkers, good on grazing dairies.
 

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ALACOWMAN":2oydruzu said:
They say their meat is is some of the best, great marbling...course there's marketing them,,folks tend to think its a hobby breed..and that all the breeders wear sandals and have ponytails....

they spool up the ponytails nowadays I believe...correct nomenclature=manbuns.
 

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They ran a handful of heavy bred young bellies through the sale at lampasas Wednesday. I think they sold for around 700.00
I mean they were nice young well conditioned cows 8 months bred. I don't know why nobody liked them. I had to sit on my hands.
 

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callmefence":1bvkgaio said:
They ran a handful of heavy bred young bellies through the sale at lampasas Wednesday. I think they sold for around 700.00
I mean they were nice young well conditioned cows 8 months bred. I don't know why nobody liked them. I had to sit on my hands.

I don't have any experience with them, but I've heard it's harder to breed that color pattern out than it is to breed spots off of Longhorns.
 

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callmefence":7ocml3yc said:
They ran a handful of heavy bred young bellies through the sale at lampasas Wednesday. I think they sold for around 700.00
I mean they were nice young well conditioned cows 8 months bred. I don't know why nobody liked them. I had to sit on my hands.
Most cattlemen ""Here'' would be afraid of just what you seen.taking a hit on them..personally I wouldnt mind having some to cross with.. If I could breed that belt out of em,, it's like trying to tone down the Brahman Influence...it just keeps going, and going and going.....
 

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slick4591":3gm2o8xd said:
If you saw those on 69 going out of Greenville to Emory they were the Belted Galloway.
I've seen those same Oreos several times over the years.
 

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You can breed the belt out. We have several Angus x Beltie cows that are solid black. You won't get a solid black one on first generation but can get solid calves on second generation. After F1, it's usually 50% chance of getting solid calf and 50% chance of getting a belted calf....no different from skunktails or whiteface.
 

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Rafter S":1gc1p5ls said:
callmefence":1gc1p5ls said:
They ran a handful of heavy bred young bellies through the sale at lampasas Wednesday. I think they sold for around 700.00
I mean they were nice young well conditioned cows 8 months bred. I don't know why nobody liked them. I had to sit on my hands.

I don't have any experience with them, but I've heard it's harder to breed that color pattern out than it is to breed spots off of Longhorns.
I heard the same thing from a dairyman. He used a Dutch belted bull one year and a coouple of generations later he was still getting belts occasionally. Maybe the spotting gene in Holsteins augments it.
 

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dun":1kue0yij said:
Rafter S":1kue0yij said:
callmefence":1kue0yij said:
They ran a handful of heavy bred young bellies through the sale at lampasas Wednesday. I think they sold for around 700.00
I mean they were nice young well conditioned cows 8 months bred. I don't know why nobody liked them. I had to sit on my hands.

I don't have any experience with them, but I've heard it's harder to breed that color pattern out than it is to breed spots off of Longhorns.
I heard the same thing from a dairyman. He used a Dutch belted bull one year and a coouple of generations later he was still getting belts occasionally. Maybe the spotting gene in Holsteins augments it.
It's easy to hide a belt marking in the Holsteins spot pattern. It's not hard to breed belts out than breed spots off of longhorns.
 

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