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Re: Red angus-black angus
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2014, 06:30:21 PM »
It matters not to me. I am fascinated how the Red Angus breed started as strictly a producers bunch......keeping the show ring non sense out of the gene pool. I like them seperate as associations.......but again they sure in theory could merge. If for some reason......the beef industry decides that red hides are preferal to black hides.....it might be.....100 years from now.....maybe the worm would turn.
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Re: Red angus-black angus
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2014, 07:18:43 PM »
....anyone who knows Black Angus breeders should know they are way to proud of their black cattle to ever allow any color in....

Boy, they sure allow a lot of white......Just say'n
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Re: Red angus-black angus
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2014, 09:14:36 PM »
They do.... I know where I am that's the first thing to get cut or culled... unless the female is just really good or a cow family he doesn't have much of anymore.... but that's far and few between.... Im still curious as to when the AAA is going to start testing for Ebola!

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Re: Red angus-black angus
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2014, 09:39:22 AM »
You know it is sure nice to blame the show ring for all our problems....MONEY is the problem and people follow where it is or think it is ....  ONE also thing to look at in last 40-50- years cattle have went from 5 frame to 8 frame and dropping fast ........the other way ....

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Re: Red angus-black angus
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2014, 05:57:01 PM »
I saw in the Red Angus journal that Harold Bretz was brought on to the assn.. I can't remember title now.
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Re: Red angus-black angus
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2014, 08:07:43 AM »
Any one remember when the Chiangus.....and the Ankina beef associations were formed? If they would have combined would they be more viable today? I think this is a very valid question.
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Re: Red angus-black angus
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2014, 04:51:40 PM »
It is interesting in looking for information.  At one time there was The American Black Maine-Anjou Association and the International Maine-Anjou Association.

In reading comments about some of these other breeds, especially the Chianina, what has happened to them, the fullbloods are almost non existent.

It seems that many of today's associations have lost focus of their breed.  If these other breed associations don't open their eyes, the same thing will happen to them as well.  There is no distinction of breed in looks, they are all black.

Look at any sale catalog, there are very few animals that are purebred.

The Red and Black Angus, while have some similarities their is still discrimination  against the Reds.  As an example the CAB program is supposed to also include the Red Angus, but again the requirements that everyone is familiar with is the 51% black hided.

While both the Red and Black Angus are registered in the same association in all countries except the United States.  In some areas the Red Angus Breeders are more focused,  they require whole herd reporting. 

There would be absolutely no chance of these associations of merging primarily because their is too much difference between the two organizations.



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Re: Red angus-black angus
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2014, 08:23:07 AM »
Do the epds correlate between the Angus-Red Angus?
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Re: Red angus-black angus
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2014, 03:29:06 PM »
No aj, the epd's do not correlate.  But, the red angus have gotten together with the simmi's and now have epd's that can directly compare the two breeds.  From what I understand they are looking at including several other breeds as well, but not the black angus.
The breed associations were founded on totally different concepts.  The red angus was founded with 100% commercial and performance acceptance in mind.  That is why they have total herd reporting, so that EVERY SINGLE OFFSPRING is considered, instead of just the ones the breeders want included.  I have heard several black angus breeders absolutely bash the THR because "Why would we want to admit and highlight our sub-par cattle?" 

DSCSD is correct in their thinking, but it is breed dependent.... meaning, he seems to think the AAA would be lowering their standards by allowing Red angus in, when in fact, the reds would be lowering their standards (THR) to want to allow the blacks in! 
DSCSD also admits that white is allowed and is not acceptable to most breeders unless "it is a cow family that they do not have much of or unless it is really good".   The red angus have very clear rules on white and it does not matter how "good" it is, or "how many of the family line" is alive, it automatically goes to a category II.   Again, a difference in philosophy. 

And that, in a nutshell, is why the breeds will never become one.


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Re: Red angus-black angus
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2014, 05:53:59 PM »
No aj, the epd's do not correlate.  But, the red angus have gotten together with the simmi's and now have epd's that can directly compare the two breeds.  From what I understand they are looking at including several other breeds as well, but not the black angus.
The breed associations were founded on totally different concepts.  The red angus was founded with 100% commercial and performance acceptance in mind.  That is why they have total herd reporting, so that EVERY SINGLE OFFSPRING is considered, instead of just the ones the breeders want included.  I have heard several black angus breeders absolutely bash the THR because "Why would we want to admit and highlight our sub-par cattle?" 

DSCSD is correct in their thinking, but it is breed dependent.... meaning, he seems to think the AAA would be lowering their standards by allowing Red angus in, when in fact, the reds would be lowering their standards (THR) to want to allow the blacks in! 
DSCSD also admits that white is allowed and is not acceptable to most breeders unless "it is a cow family that they do not have much of or unless it is really good".   The red angus have very clear rules on white and it does not matter how "good" it is, or "how many of the family line" is alive, it automatically goes to a category II.   Again, a difference in philosophy. 

And that, in a nutshell, is why the breeds will never become one.


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Re: Red angus-black angus
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2014, 06:32:46 PM »
Had a conversation with a Friend who hauls 90 percent registered cattle from sales all over the country.  His business is very busy,  his view of the angus has a large number of small breeders totally fed up with the epd business,  the whole herd paper work, the dna requirements ( read that as COST) and the current state of the St. Joe office and many are going to the sim and chi breeds. 
 I enjoy my cows and keep a fair amount of the papers current but I have no use for the reds and their whole herd reporting.  I get zero help from Denton buying, selling or promoting.  There hasn't been a new bull found, born or manmade so papers are just another expense.  With high prices it ain't a killer but even so bull buyers don't want them.
  I'm about ready to declare a pox on both their houses

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Re: Red angus-black angus
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2014, 09:58:04 PM »
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by cowman 52: "Had a conversation with a Friend who hauls 90 percent registered cattle from sales all over the country.  His business is very busy,  his view of the angus has a large number of small breeders totally fed up with the epd business,  the whole herd paper work, the dna requirements ( read that as COST) and the current state of the St. Joe office and many are going to the sim and chi breeds."


Simmental has a Whole Herd reporting program that is $15 per breeding age female.  With the Chianina Association, it cost $25 to register a calf under 150 days.  How would going to these registries make it any better?  The only thing with the Angus that would be different is the additional cost of the bull certificate.

If producers want to lower costs and are not interested in EPDs then why not look at the Composite Beef Cattle Registry?  The cost to register an animal under 240 days of age is $10, no requirement of a bull certificate.  If a producer does want EPDs then they can use the whole herd reporting program which will cost them $10 per breeding age female and then they can register any resulting offspring for 1/2 the current rate $5.

The Composite Beef Cattle Registry www.compositebeef.com and the Composite Dairy Cattle Registry www.dairycattleregistry.com were created to help producers.  Registration is open to ALL BREEDS. 

The Composite Beef Cattle Registry is open to all cattle producers that have a need for registering their animals to identify, track, document and maintain the ancestry of past generations and future offspring. Through performance testing, we provide true multi-breed genetic evaluations to breeders on traits that allows for comparing of animals regardless of breed composition.

The Composite Beef Cattle Registry offers an affordable and efficient system to register cattle of any breed or combination of breeds. We also register cattle that do not qualify for registration in a registry due to percentage of blood, the breed crosses, or the breed herdbook is closed or there is no registry.

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