I am amazed at the number of breeders who are impressed with real Shorthorn cattle, yet, for some strange reason, everyone is reluctant to try their hand at turning things around.NHR Shorthorns said:That was pretty cool. Yall know anyone with his calves?
Then, why, Man, don't you roll up your sleeves, and BREED cattle ( involving selection), instead of simply raising registered ones and maintain the pedigrees? Guys like you need to DO something about the accidental loss of maternal traits that came about as a result of selection for growth traits and show ring trends, once you have realized what has happened. I do agree with you on a lot of the popular pedigrees today. The difference between you and me, is, that I'm doing something about it, in my own herd, one calf crop at a time. You, on the other hand, know what is wrong, but, do nothing to change things, and, continue to breed for the very things that have damaged the breed, as a whole, simply to make money for yourselves, with no concern with whether or not your customer makes money.yuppiecowboy said:Let me just say that JIT had more horn knowledge in his last bowel movement than I will ever have, That being said, my family has had horns since 1886. Dual purpose horns once upon a time were just that, DUAL. Haumonts in nebraska, among several, had horns that were stout. Shorthorns have been nothing more than crossbred cattle since Bapton Constructor got off the boat. To think they have any commercial appeal is laughable. I laugh when they talk about an easy calving horn. 9 out of 10 may be born in the pasture but God help you on the tenth. They are pretty and that is it. believe it or not they have bred the maternal traits out of a milking breed.