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Offline irishshorthorns

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Re: Is this the thickest Shorthorn heifer you've seen?
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2012, 07:00:46 AM »
The guy that owns her hasn't updated any pictures to me lately.
Irishshorthorns when you say cool what do you mean? I see a few pictures of cattle from across the pond that look like this. Is it a trait that breeders are looking for, or is it just certain breeds that want this look?
 

What I meant is that she is certainly a calf that would turn heads. We definitely don't want or need that sort of muscling in the Shorthorn breed, but perhaps if she was mated to a more moderate type bull the progeny might have a role. The Shorthorn breed is by it's nature a maternal breed and we must always keep our females right in their makeup and  phenotype - legs, feet, udders and pelvises while at the same time keeping birth weights moderate, but over here our payment system on carcases is based on meat yield and carcase shape - loin and backside. If you are sending a steer for slaughter he has to have a butt or you just won't get paid. I personally like bulls like Alta Cedar Code Red 24S and Perfect Storm 11U as they breed great females and the bulls you have to steer weigh and pay due to their shape. I also like Muridale Buster 14K but unfortunately we weren't able to get his semen over to this part of the world.

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Re: Is this the thickest Shorthorn heifer you've seen?
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2012, 07:40:53 AM »
Double muscled I'd say, but when you look at her she looks like she has a showpigs rear end haha

Those were my thoughts too.

Prime example of why you don't breed a pig to a cow.
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Re: Is this the thickest Shorthorn heifer you've seen?
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2012, 07:48:10 AM »
a heifer up by us is double muscled and she was a wreck about the time they weaned her and now she is walking better than she ever has so i dont know how shes gonna do as a cow should be intresing <alien>

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Re: Is this the thickest Shorthorn heifer you've seen?
« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2012, 12:25:07 AM »
I have a freezer full of a Maine X double muscled steer that we raised.   Biggest, leanest, chunk of red meat I ever seen.   Figured it was going to be tuff and dry--  but suprisingly, fairly tender, juicy and tasteless.

I am cooking it almost all on the bbq grill and adding alot of mesquite or hickory chips to get alot of smoke flavor, so it has some kind of taste.  Shouldnt complain about eating a steak that more than covers a plate, but real disappointed in no flavor.   The locker was concerned that it might not of had enuff of a fat cover to let it hang for 21 days, but was hanging over Christmas and through new yrs untill like the 3rd of January when they opened back up.

probably will eat another one if we have one born since we sell the best and eat the rest--  but hope we dont have another

Have a good one

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Re: Is this the thickest Shorthorn heifer you've seen?
« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2012, 12:28:11 PM »
that looks like the butt on a 2 year old bull. really bad. that heifer needs to be butchered. do notttttt breed her.

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Re: Is this the thickest Shorthorn heifer you've seen?
« Reply #35 on: July 03, 2012, 01:10:00 PM »
do notttttt breed her.

the only reason to breed an animal like this is if she scored really well on genetic tests and the genetic tests actually worked.

i know of a similar situation with two full sibs, one is a dm carrier, the other clean, but they have a lot of markers.  a few older maine bulls were dm carriers.  so are some fairly recent ones.  i think fear this was a dm carrier.

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Re: Is this the thickest Shorthorn heifer you've seen?
« Reply #36 on: July 04, 2012, 05:27:30 AM »
knabe is it right that some French maine breeders are selecting and breeding for double muscling. I have a traditional maine breeder near me who showed me some pics from France and many looked dm

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Re: Is this the thickest Shorthorn heifer you've seen?
« Reply #37 on: July 04, 2012, 09:38:57 AM »
Yes they breed for dm and uglieness for some reason.

I think 4 of the 5 recently imported to aus are dm carriers.

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Re: Is this the thickest Shorthorn heifer you've seen?
« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2012, 07:11:07 PM »
That is scary about the French deal.
People can't believe we have such a big moon for such a small town.

 

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