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What is your favorite Cattle Breed?

Discussion in 'Breeds & Breeding - Cattle' started by 77Herford, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. Apr 26, 2015
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    I'd like to have one (the breed) that milks itself for me every day, :love and when the time comes, dresses out at 75-80% of live weight :ep giving primarily rib eyes and strip steaks :drool Is that really too much to ask for? :hide
     
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    I grew up on a dairy so I love Holsteins, but now if I were to get a dairy cow it would be a jersey.
    I just really hate basterdize dairy cattle with beef cross bred.
     
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    I don't raise cattle and have no plans to do so, but my grandpa has always had steers on the place. Most are Corriente type and really attractive animals. Personally I love Jerseys and Brahmas, though if I ever was to get cattle it would probably be a Brahma cross. Or the zebu (mini brahma) if I'm really indulging my dreams. :)
     
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    Milk breed favorite is Jersey for the A2 milk

    Beefmasters are awesome and my Top favorite are my Bos Indicus (humped cattle) Gyr and Indu Brazilian as examples
     
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    Keep one long enough, and that and burger is all you'll get out of it.
     
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    Forgot I posted that... 2 1/2 years ago... Think I'll go take a rib eye out of the freezer for tomorrow. :drool:D
     
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    Grandpa had Holstein and Jerseys on his dairy.
    Angus is pretty popular now in beef.

    Since I don't drink much milk, I think my favorite pick would be Angus.
     
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    I've had Kobe beef once, while in Japan :drool I understand that Wagyu breeds (4, from which Kobe beef comes from) were imported to the US back in the late 20th century. I've never had the opportunity to try the US version. I understand that steaks cost anywhere from $50-100/pound. If I could afford it, That's what I'd have. I've bought angus and as much as it's highly touted, I've found it rather tough, flavorless, and over rated, more of a marketing ploy than a real plus... :idunno
     
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    If you give the cattle their time in a feed lot with plenty of grains for at least 90 days you will get lots of flavor. The grass fed version is the marketing ploy for a " more healthy " ( what is that ? ) that is the real culprit.