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Re: Terminal cross bulls. Any clean bulls. Which breed, and/or which bull?
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2008, 06:46:13 PM »
Gee, I just can't make up my mind.  :D Someone suggested taking a Hereford bull and making some baldies, then putting a terminal bull on the F1's. Do any of you second this idea?
Not a bad choice, but I think a simmy angus cow would be a better choice for raising Show calves. I like our simmy angus cows better then the hereford x angus
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Re: Terminal cross bulls. Any clean bulls. Which breed, and/or which bull?
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2008, 06:49:31 PM »
Gee, I just can't make up my mind.  :D Someone suggested taking a Hereford bull and making some baldies, then putting a terminal bull on the F1's. Do any of you second this idea?

I'd take a Tarentaise X Angus over a blady cow any day of the week.  Waaaaay better udders, more milk, richer milk, way fewer prolapses, more weaning weight, larger pelvic area, harder hooves, less eye problems, etc., etc., etc.  If you want to use a Hereford bull to make Bladies, bred a Hereford bull to Tarentaise X Angus females.   ;)    
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Re: Terminal cross bulls. Any clean bulls. Which breed, and/or which bull?
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2008, 06:55:44 PM »
Here is my own 1st Tarentaise sired calf.  Picture taken in "I think" 1993.  Is this enough performance?   ;) 



i can't see, the calf is too big. ;D  what's that ratio?  120%?

I can't remember exactly, but I am sure that it was somewhere around 75%.   

FWIW, I've had Tarentaise females wean off 600+ lb. Lowline sired bull calves (1/2 Lowline X 1/2 Tarentaise).  My Red Angus females calves that are sired by Lowline bulls aren't nearly that big.  Tarentaise have rich milk & early growth, which means more weaning weight.   
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Re: Terminal cross bulls. Any clean bulls. Which breed, and/or which bull?
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2008, 08:36:37 PM »
I'd find a good half-blood simmental angus cross bull.  A solid cross on angus based cows.
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Re: Terminal cross bulls. Any clean bulls. Which breed, and/or which bull?
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2008, 08:46:22 PM »
I guess it would depend on whether you're talking clubby terminal or feedlot terminal.

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Re: Terminal cross bulls. Any clean bulls. Which breed, and/or which bull?
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2008, 09:25:50 PM »
Talking feedlot terminal.
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Re: Terminal cross bulls. Any clean bulls. Which breed, and/or which bull?
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2008, 09:29:43 PM »
I'd go with a Braunvieh bull, super carcass traits. A perfect terminal cross.

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Re: Terminal cross bulls. Any clean bulls. Which breed, and/or which bull?
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2008, 10:26:52 PM »
I'd go with a Braunvieh bull, super carcass traits. A perfect terminal cross.

Not saying that the Braunvieh don't have good carcasses because they do, but our Tarentaise steers competed well with the best that the Braunvieh breed had to offer 2 years in a row at the Great Western Beef Expo which was run by CSU.   One year, we had the only prime yield grade 2 carcass in the whole competition & a different steer of ours had the highest carcass value in the whole test.   Pretty sure it was 1996.  Both steers were sired by our bull, MHWF The Intimidator.  More impressively, we didn't have an ultrasound tech, so we didn't have the luxury of being able to ultrasound our steers to see which ones that we should send before the contest began.  ;)     
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