Yes, the farm had a couple of Limi's several years ago. Nasty dispositions. But produced some really nice steer calves. Several were class winners when crossed with our Maine/Angus bulls.schoenbi said:I got mostly limis. Most people give them a bad wrap cause they think of the old school looking ones with bad tempers. We have had a nasty one every now and then but not like everyone says they are. Cross them with angus (Lim-Flex) and you get a one heck of a cow.
Let's see some pictures!Joe Boy said:My post will sound like DL's. Maines are my favorite. I like the udders on my Chi's and shorthorns. I love the disposition of my Maines. I like the big bones and I love them as mothers. I like the dark rich color of the red ones, but like my black ones better.
I still love to see a newborn hereford... they are beautiful.... I have had about everone of the major breeds so a photo of my herd could look like genes..... (cow)
AAOK said:Maine-Anjou We started out with a few Polled Herefords. That's what my Father-in-Law had, and we got 'em cheap. After a couple of years showing pigs, my girls decided the kids showing heifers were a "cut above". We went to all the shows we could find, and the girls decided the Maine-Anjou calves were the prettiest (they were all red/white then, Red). We started with a Cow/heifer calf pair, and a bred heifer. Eighteen years later, I all the way up to 9 Maine-Anjou cows, and I'm firmly convinced no other breed comes close.
Sure, cutability, personality, and marketability are positives, but it's the Junior Program that makes the Maine-Anjou breed great. Our daughters attended the Junior National events for 10 years, showing heifers, but more importantly learning Public Speaking, Animal Science, Salesmanship, livestock Judging, Photography, and most impotantly, learning about TEAMWORK.
I know that all breeds have Jr. organizations, and National Jr. shows, but show me another breed which has grown as fast as the Maine-Anjou, and, it's all because of the Juniors.
And even BLACK, the Maine-Anjou calves are still prettiest. DAN