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The Big Show / Re: Red Angus
« on: January 09, 2016, 04:25:03 PM »
I would make contact with Road Warrior on here aka Stu Gilcrist.  He travels the country looking at red angus and could certainly steer you in the right direction. Some great programs in Canada. Bar-E-L, Lazy MC, Blair's, Wilbar, Wraz,to name a few.

The Big Show / Re: Netflix movie, Steak Revolution
« on: January 01, 2016, 10:14:33 PM »
Thanks for the Cape Grim link. Tasmania sounds like a perfect place, wish I could go.
I'm not a person that is convinced they are right. It's more interesting to learn how you are wrong.
How is grass fed done really well?

I don't think it is a matter of right and wrong more comes down to climate. Winter in prime grass growing and fattening areas would be lucky to have 5 frosts at most and a yearly rain fall of 50 ". Grass is a easy a cheap option here. Surplus spring grass is turned in to silage and fed in the winter to supplement slower grass growth. The target carcase weight for Cape Grim is a 270 to 340kg which is achieved at approx. 18 to 22 months. I've been thinking larger cattle slaughtered at 24-30 months instead of the small ones finished at 18-20 months. This is a North American target to avoid feeding the a second winter. But on year round grass the animal wouldn't need to spend 5 or 6 months stalled out just maintaining, but could keep going forward, laying on flesh.
Hitting this winter feeding wall is why grassfed is floundering with production in North America.We have the demand but, as far as I know, a problem with supply.
How would you manage in our situation?
" Our" being the portion of the US that must contend with 5-6-7 months on stored feed.I don't know. Like I said much of you climate does not lend its self to year round production not saying you can't do it just mother nature gives you a few more challengers. 

The Big Show / Re: Netflix movie, Steak Revolution
« on: December 30, 2015, 03:17:45 PM »
All our meat is wet aged and chilled. We in the Southern Hemisphere be it in South America or Southern Australia do grass fed well. It is our standard production system using mainstream genetics (not early maturing small frame cattle). Our climate allows grass to grow 11 months of the year with gain over the year on average .8 of a kg and up to 2 kg in spring. The company I buy cattle for exports now 50% of production now to the U.S.thanks to the interest in grass fed beef and our low dollar exchange rate. Our meat is graded on the Australian system based on eating quality a quite different system to the U.S.http://www.mla.com.au/Marketing-beef-and-lamb/Meat-Standards-AustraliaOur state has a ban on GMOs and Hormones and with all cattle with RFIDs trace back is straight forward. We do grass fed well and can tick many boxes that many U.S. consumers now want.
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The Big Show / Re: This years Angus Show Bull
« on: November 01, 2015, 03:58:04 PM »
We did it again this time with a Hfr.

The Big Show / Re: This years Angus Show Bull
« on: October 17, 2015, 04:09:02 AM »
The bull did well so did the others http://tascountry.realviewtechnologies.com/#folio=14

The Big Show / Re: This years Angus Show Bull
« on: September 12, 2015, 09:18:38 PM »
Hfr a full sister to the bull. Tiger x Freightliner

The Big Show / Re: Fall is here. Show Time!
« on: September 11, 2015, 04:55:39 PM »
Great looking cattle again. Looks like another exciting year this year.

The Big Show / Re: This years Angus Show Bull
« on: August 02, 2015, 06:12:46 AM »
Another picture of bull plus hfr sorry about dirt on legs winter here

The Big Show / Re: Word Association Game
« on: July 25, 2015, 04:13:31 AM »

The Big Show / Re: This years Angus Show Bull
« on: July 20, 2015, 03:10:53 PM »
Thanks for the feedback. I selected the first bull because he is a little later maturing than most Tigers and a bit more grow. His figures are good we have a different system to you guys but he has a strong set. This bull a tiger out of a networth daughter (MVF Favorate 46T) I think would be more to your liking. Heaps of muscle and mud

The Big Show / This years Angus Show Bull
« on: July 19, 2015, 03:44:40 PM »
Tiger x Freightliner cow (MVF Ellen 634T). 13 months. First clip. 3 months out from first show

The Big Show / Re: We are changing our herd away from Shorthorn
« on: July 14, 2015, 05:49:16 PM »
I still sell it by the pound. A 950 pound steer vs a 1250 pound steer raised in the same amount of time on the same stuff will effect my bottom line. Grass fed doesn't need 24 months or whatever they say. To me it's still about how fast they get big enough and still hit the carcass target. Anything else leaves money on the table.
Bingo. This is the way we operate our grass fed operations over here. All the BS that some go on with about early maturing finishing at low weights makes no one any money. Grass fattening is just feedlotting in another form the same cattle selection principles apply. Sorry back to Shorthorns

The Big Show / Re: Word Association Game
« on: June 29, 2015, 04:06:52 PM »

The Big Show / Re: Word Association Game
« on: June 28, 2015, 03:13:42 PM »

The Big Show / Re: Red Angus
« on: June 28, 2015, 06:34:00 AM »
Having just done tour of Red Angus herds in Canada the best bull I saw was WPRA Legacy correct in every way. Cowboy Cut still looked good. Another impressive bull was Red Crowfoot 4Aces at Bar-E-L angus good looking bull and some very good calves. Saw some good Cash calves and the Teron Parker calves had plenty of shape to them not sure how big they will be. Looked at lots of herd sires but these were the standouts

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