What breed would be the best to start a registered with.
cowboy13":39ossd8c said:What breed would be the best to start a registered with.
cowboy13":16g16tgm said:I live in East Tx
txag":1z8gj9cj said:to help determine a breed for your area, there are several things you can look for. what kind of purebred or registered breeders are already in your area? this question is important for several reasons. one is obviously, what is your competition? if there is already a really big, well-known, reputable breeder (of, we'll say maybe charolais for example), it might be hard to establish a client base because folks are already familiar with the other breeder.
another suggestion i'd have would be to visit the sale barns & see which calves are popular in your area. you might even visit with some of the farmers, ranchers, and/or order buyers in attendance & question their preferences although be prepared to get a different answer from each person polled .
the main thing is to have a plan. how many head to you plan to run. do you plan to market bulls, females, both?
keep in mind that registered herds have some extra costs that commercial herds don't. registration papers, marketing, show expenses (if you choose that route), sale consignment fees. they can also have more intensive management involved.....weighing at birth, weaning & possibly yearling, ultrasound data collection to name a few.
cowboy13":14eskmeo said:What breed would be the best to start a registered with.