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I provide the carcass data...you guess the breed
« on: June 13, 2012, 09:18:25 PM »
32 head of fat cattle were sold on the grid at the age of 14 to 15 months.

91% (29 out of 32) graded Choice or Prime.
   -5 Prime
   -24 Choice

100% were Yield Grade 1s, 2s, or 3s
-62.5% were Yield Grade 1s or 2s 
9 Yield Grade 1s (28%)
11 Yield Grade 2s (34%)

Premium Average / Head = $45.10

2 graded the extremely rare combination of Prime and Yield Grade 1 (3 out of every 10,000 head achieve this) and two more graded Prime and Yield Grade 2 (less than 1% achieve this quality).

Note:  These are actual results this not hypothetical.

All 32 were purebred.   What do you think?  What is the most likely breed of these 32 head?  What is least likely breed?

(Sorry - no prize for the winner other than pride)  The breed will be revealed once it is correctly guessed. 

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Re: I provide the carcass data...you guess the breed
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2012, 09:24:36 PM »
well the least likely would be 32 head of longhorns.  I would guess either Angus or Maine Anjou.  Just my GUESS though.  (thumbsup)

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Re: I provide the carcass data...you guess the breed
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2012, 09:26:16 PM »
I wish I knew more about "non mainstream" breeds, but I'm going to guess Shorthorn because I could definitely see that happening due to their marbling ability. I'm a little biased though.
Functional, real world Shorthorns are the answer for hybrid vigor on Angus cattle. Increase marbling and maternal traits while creating superior cows and adding more pounds to your calves at weaning.

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Re: I provide the carcass data...you guess the breed
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012, 09:28:21 PM »
Limousin
The livestock (show) industry is a tough one- if you've never had anything worth a damn you might as well go on the internet and rundown everybody you can.

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Re: I provide the carcass data...you guess the breed
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012, 09:33:58 PM »
Hereford

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Re: I provide the carcass data...you guess the breed
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2012, 09:45:29 PM »
Short

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Re: I provide the carcass data...you guess the breed
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2012, 09:48:49 PM »
How bout you give another clue like carcass weight.

There are some angus that can do this but most would be higher yield grades.
Herford, Gelbvieh, Charloais, (carcass weights would help)
Given the yield grades, I will say shorthorn or Red Angus  
My post are just my opinion.

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Re: I provide the carcass data...you guess the breed
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2012, 09:56:18 PM »
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I wish I knew more about "non mainstream" breeds, but I'm going to guess Shorthorn because I could definitely see that happening due to their marbling ability. I'm a little biased though.

x3 here...

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Re: I provide the carcass data...you guess the breed
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2012, 10:10:42 PM »
The average carcass weight was 709 pounds and the average live weight was 1125.  They obviously could have been fed longer but we chose to market them in mid-May to take a good price while we could get it.  And...for the fact that average daily gain and feed efficiency tend to decline as weights increase and as temperatures rise.  Plus, why feed to higher weights if you can get 90% Prime and Choice anyway.



How bout you give another clue like carcass weight.

There are some angus that can do this but most would be higher yield grades.
Herford, Gelbvieh, Charloais, (carcass weights would help)
Given the yield grades, I will say shorthorn or Red Angus  

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Re: I provide the carcass data...you guess the breed
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2012, 10:27:52 PM »
Simmy

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Re: I provide the carcass data...you guess the breed
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2012, 10:33:18 PM »
Simmy if not then angus. From working at a plant I am doubting any of the other continental or exotics would do that well especially at that weight.

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Re: I provide the carcass data...you guess the breed
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2012, 10:35:48 PM »
I said that I would reveal the breed once it was correctly guessed, but let's keep this going a little longer.  I'll reveal it at some point tomorrow.

Here is another hint...we received the Certified Angus Beef premium for 2 of the 32.  

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Re: I provide the carcass data...you guess the breed
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2012, 10:38:26 PM »
Shoot it could be a lot of holsteins for that matter. Cab is a joke.

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Re: I provide the carcass data...you guess the breed
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2012, 10:54:56 PM »
Ggonna say Galloway ,,high marbling,efficient cattle that are overlooked by the industry

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Re: I provide the carcass data...you guess the breed
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2012, 11:20:11 PM »

Here is another hint...we received the Certified Angus Beef premium for 2 of the 32.  

Hint?  Maybe more like a curve ball.  We used to have some longhorns go CAB (they weren't black). ;) 
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My post are just my opinion.

 

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