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The Big Show / Re: dutch belted
« Last post by cbcr on April 12, 2021, 09:43:23 AM »
There are a few Dutch Belted herds in the USA.  The number posted of less than 200 registered animals is incorrect as the largest herd in the World is in California and they milk over 1,000 head.  We have over 100 of their Dutch Belted bulls listed on our website.

The herd in California also bred and owned the highest classifying Dutch Belted cow.

Here is an article about the owner - Ron Pietersma.  https://edepot.wur.nl/462831

The Netherlands also has Dutch Belted / Lakenvelder.  They have been working on trying to do a BBR test to determine the purity of some of the animals.  Yes the USA has exported semen to the Netherlands and we have gotten semen and some embryo's from them.

The Big Show / Re: dutch belted
« Last post by Medium Rare on April 11, 2021, 04:45:07 PM »
The Hoffman family in Illinois has been preserving a grazing herd of dutch belted and milking shorthorns for several decades. They also offer a fair amount of semen on bulls of both breeds.
The Big Show / UK breeding cattle sale
« Last post by Hopster1000 on April 11, 2021, 03:30:38 PM »
I just thought I would drop a link to a sale of in-calf beef cattle in Northern Ireland. Mainly with the thought of showing what other people value in their livestock.
They are not my cup of tea at all, and I'm not sharing the link as a good example of cattle in Northern Ireland, (there are some great maternal cattle producing beef in Northern Ireland) but some people will pay handsomely for these heifers. They will be used to mainly breed show calves.
I know they will horrify several of you as breeding replacements.


The Big Show / Re: dutch belted
« Last post by Hopster1000 on April 11, 2021, 03:18:42 PM »
They were of course brought to Scotland and crossed with the Galloway to create the belted Galloway.
The Big Show / dutch belted
« Last post by knabe on April 11, 2021, 02:11:16 PM »

saw a few bulls this breed at stud this weekend.

kinda cool.

one guy is trying to save the germplasm/breed.

The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy now lists Dutch Belted as on the critically rare breeds of livestock in the North America, with fewer than 200 registered cattle in the country. The breed in the U.S. is the only source of pure belted genetics in the world since the Lakenvelders in Holland suffered from much crossbreeding from 1950 to 1976. In fact breeders of Lakenvelders in Holland have turned to American Dutch Belted Breeders several times since then for semen from pure bulls.
The Big Show / Re: RETNUH
« Last post by oakview on April 09, 2021, 09:11:09 AM »
In the 60's, Shorthorns were criticized for being too fat in the brisket, patchy around the tail head, small ribeye, and too much back fat.  Attributes were gainabiilty, gradeability, milking ability, and temperament.  That's according to the voc ag class book I had in high school.   Angus were described as having the best carcass quality, but there were too many "pony Angus".  Those would be the knee level cattle, significantly smaller than the belt buckle cattle.  Believe me, we fed out some blacks that finished at 750 pounds.  Herefords were the hardiest range type cattle, but had the traditional hole in the middle of their back, didn't milk, had pinkeye and udder problems, and didn't grade choice as well as the other two.  I think all breeds have made progress in addressing these issues over the years, unfortunately at the cost of lessening some of the benefits they had. 
The Big Show / Re: Best of the West
« Last post by jaimiediamond on April 09, 2021, 09:02:22 AM »
He went to Uphill Shorthorns in Manitoba.  8H has had a name change to Diamond Royalty 8H as Uphill Shorthorns has the very successful and already established Headliner sire line.
The Big Show / Re: Proposed Colorado livestock legislation
« Last post by Medium Rare on April 08, 2021, 05:33:27 PM »
Angus Association..

The Events and Education Committee approved both the Cattlemens Congress and National Western Stock Show as Super ROV shows in 2022. Pen shows will be held in both locations. The American Angus Association will host the 2022 National Bull Sale at Cattlemens Congress in Oklahoma City.

The Big Show / Re: Proposed Colorado livestock legislation
« Last post by Medium Rare on April 08, 2021, 05:24:47 PM »
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (April 8, 2021) The American Shorthorn Association Board of Directors met to discuss the Shorthorn breed participation at the 2022 Cattlemens Congress and 2022 National Western Livestock Show.

The Board of Directors unanimously approved the 2021-2022 ASA Point Show System recognizing the 2022 Cattlemens Congress as a super national Shorthorn show and the 2022 National Western Livestock Show as a regional show.


We are excited to announce Cattlemens Congress as a super national show for our membership, said Montie Soules, Executive Secretary/CEO of ASA. Our new show system expands the available point shows to allow more breeders to exhibit across the country. We look forward to seeing our show participation grow for the 2021-2022 show season.


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