leanin' H wrote:I live at almost 6000 ft and everything in our country here on the high desert gets PAP tested. It's pretty rare to visit with anyone here who has Brisket Disease issues anymore. It never ceases to amaze me how the cattle business continues to evolve and the advances we have made. From PAP testing, DNA stuff, EPD's, ect. my Grand-dad would sure smile to see the tools we have to use. And then he'd say, "Those Herefords are sure pretty cattle compared to your Angus cows".
This has been a great thread, with lots of great opinions and generations of successful ranchers to back up each opinion! One size never fits anything!
I am waiting to hear from Gcreek to brag on his empire of crossbred wolverines. You think rolling out hay is tough, try trapping, skinning and feeding 2100 head of squirrels everyday!
Most of the bulls here were raised here. Our cows are sound of feet and udder and breed or they don't stay. Although most of our cows are Angus based, I care not what color they are, just make them so they grow and don't require a lot of maintenance while they are doing it.
We know our steers will do over 4.5 lbs. per day on feed with a good feedlot. They want them to grow first, worry about color later. We have already sold over half of our calves for Oct 31 delivery. Looks like we might have the highest priced calves in North America this year. Time will tell.
I still am not in love with Herefords, longhorns or Limousins. Or Chianinas, Watusis, Highland.....
Gotta have cows around.