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Offline mark tenenbaum

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Re: Black Shorthorns
« Reply #45 on: July 26, 2020, 08:09:33 PM »
I have not tried to peruse breeding black shorthorns, rather, I have been putting a purebred bull out with my recipe for years and retain the daughter for future recipient cows.  In doing so, I have had on female that was a blue roan and was 15/16 blood.  However, she was kept at 1/2 blood status all others have been red at 7/8 or more.  I don't think black shorthorns will be a big seller for the purebred breeder but maybe the future of the commercial producer. May breeds have gone black and lack a defining image, shorthorns have stayed true to red,white and roan giving the identity moving into the future.
I agree with this. Simmy and limis have had success going black, but the Herefords and charolais  got in the game a little to late IMO. They haven't taken off with their black stains like the Simmy and limis have. Besides, Angus is trying to be like horns and go white now.  (lol)
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« Reply #46 on: July 28, 2020, 10:04:11 AM »
limis registrations have decreased from over 20k in 2000 to ~5k in 2020.      Trendy is way overrated.

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« Reply #47 on: July 28, 2020, 10:25:06 AM »
limis registrations have decreased from over 20k in 2000 to ~5k in 2020.      Trendy is way overrated. Got that right(clapping)

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Re: Black Shorthorns
« Reply #48 on: August 08, 2020, 08:55:42 PM »
What about black Charolais-That seems equally elusive Get so many mousy ones you have the moooskateers

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Re: Black Shorthorns
« Reply #49 on: August 09, 2020, 10:24:32 PM »
That is the beauty of the grass fed beef business.  Nobody cares what color the hair is or what a judge thinks.  What matters is the quality of the product and the customer gets to decide that.

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Re: Black Shorthorns
« Reply #50 on: August 10, 2020, 08:21:23 AM »
That is the beauty of the grass fed beef business.  Nobody cares what color the hair is or what a judge thinks.  What matters is the quality of the product and the customer gets to decide that.
We supplement our feeders with grain for flavor and to save on time/space, but otherwise same here. I will sell a "budget" show heifer here and there, but the direct-beef sales provides a pretty sturdy "floor price." In my experience, the direct-beef market is saturated with "angus" (dairy X) cattle that are disappointing consumers. They're looking for something "different" and when a roan animal crosses their Facebook, they notice it. Getting people to stop scrolling through their Facebook is a challenge, but a flashy, pretty roan cow directing them towards a website where they can sign up or buy beef has been a major competitive advantage in my opinion.

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Re: Black Shorthorns
« Reply #51 on: August 10, 2020, 08:52:15 AM »
If customers are not satisfied we take the beef back and refund their money.  That has happened twice, we then sold the beef to someone else and they loved it.  Sold a sample last week, two days later he ordered a whole animal for January delivery.  He has no idea what color the hair will be. 

 

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