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What is your favorite Cattle Breed?

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

  1. Jan 5, 2018
    farmerjan

    farmerjan Loving the herd life

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    Favorite dairy: Guernsey, then Jersey, then Dutch Belted, then Montbeliarde.

    Favorite Beef: to eat, any jersey or guernsey cross.
    breed; Red Poll for grazing, Belted Galloway for looking cute and good disposition, Low line angus for efficiency.
    And I am trying some Aubrac semen on my dairy crosses so will see how they do.
    I like the Belgian Blues and Piedmontese for the muscling.

    For saleability here in Va it has to be black; angus and other crosses.
     
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    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    @Latestarter we had Wagyu steaks once. A neighbor got them off the mark down rack in a floocy-doocy gourmet grocery store (it was in the back room and only employees were allowed to buy the marked down meat). He was doing AC work and the manager let him go shopping in the back. He brought the Wagyu steaks to us. They were melt in your mouth good!
     
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    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    @farmerjan the best selling beef cattle here are black also. Because we ALL know the hair color is so important when customer buy their meat on Styrofoam trays wrapped in clear plastic......but the meat color is still red....:idunno
     
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    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Golden Herd Member

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    So when my steers are ready to meat market I have the perfect add attack point. "If you can set aside your racist & stereotypical beliefs for a moment, you'll realize that hair/skin color has no bearing on the flavor and texture of the meat you're about to purchase! From me, you'll be purchasing the best beef available, clothing and hair removed! I'll tell you it was a black cow if that's what you need to hear." :hide
     
  5. Jan 6, 2018
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    :yuckyuck:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Bossroo

    Bossroo True BYH Addict

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    Yup, marketing con job along with the "grass fed" and "organic" .
     
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    greybeard

    greybeard Herd Master

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    lots of con jobs in all kinds of livestock production nowadays and in general as well. A gullible public is easily led...........and often, led astray.
     
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