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Old 03-23-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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(IMHO) Belted cattle are nothing more than a "fad" that caught the fancy of some organic farmers and many " homesteaders"

That pasture walk I mentioned in a different thread, the farmer switched his dairy operation from Holsteins to Belted and went broke a year later.

For beef------Belted certainly hasn't caught on.
On my recent trip from Minnesota to Arkansas, I saw many beegf cattle in southern Missouri and Northern Ar. Very few Belted cattle.

I think people who want to raise cattle and at least make a little profit on them have learned to avoid " fads".
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:52 PM
 
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Ok, I just read an advertisement about Angus/Amerifax cattle and how they breed earlier than most British-based breeds, and how the calves gain weight faster, therefore have better return/per pound at auction, etc. Sounds too good to be true. Is this truth or fiction? Never heard of them before.
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:43 PM
 
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Tambre. OP... Is true about the brittished based breeds... we raise those types of breeds on the farm and are very nice staryer cattle and areeasy calvers and don't have that many health issues
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:55 AM
 
Location: A Very Naughtytown In Northwestern Montanifornia U.S.A.
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Can anyone tell me if Belted Galloways are a good breed for begginers?
I would say yes as well as for Black Angus, they are good producers, they rarely need help giving birth and Angus seem to be very docile, I haven't handled the Galloway breed but have a bit of experience with Black Angus. Both are Scottish breeds and are born without horns. Angus and Galloway are closely related.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Most beginners around here use sheep.

Wait, were you talking about raising them? Never mind.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:30 PM
 
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Ok I would go with Angus cross,Ease of Caving and best selling price.I would steer clear of Dairy and Bottle Calves even though I did them for years,would buy Milkers and wean 4 Calves,then turn around wean 2 more Calves off them before drying them up.Just have to hang on to them too long to make money.

Years ago I would buy Free Range Cattle,Dehorn,Worm them fix the up,put them on Good Pasture for the Summer,sell them and do great.Know you won't find Free Range but might find Scrub Cattle and do ok.

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Old 04-13-2013, 02:37 PM
 
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Thanks for all your replies. We ended up starting with angus. They were first calf heifers. They are now on their third calves, and we have them bred to a Hereford bull. We researched and decided that this is a good cross.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:51 AM
 
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I started with some decent commerial grade black whiteface. Those old gals were great and in my budget. My kids and I had a great experience with them. I sold the last of them last Sunday (well they shipped then, and will sell this Thursday).

I swear I'm going into goats next. The Asian, Hispanic, and Arabic market is just rocking right now!
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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I started with some decent commerial grade black whiteface. Those old gals were great and in my budget. My kids and I had a great experience with them. I sold the last of them last Sunday (well they shipped then, and will sell this Thursday).

I swear I'm going into goats next. The Asian, Hispanic, and Arabic market is just rocking right now!
Glad to hear you had a good experience with your baldies, and hope you get a good price for them. Are they going to the sale barn? Do you have fencing that can hold goats? Heard they are escape artists. Is it true that goats/cows will eat different plants in the pasture, and make a good combination when put out together?
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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[quote=tambre;29116634]Glad to hear you had a good experience with your baldies, and hope you get a good price for them. Thank you.

Are they going to the sale barn? Yes.

Do you have fencing that can hold goats? Yes.

Heard they are escape artists. True.

Is it true that goats/cows will eat different plants in the pasture, and make a good combination when put out together? I've been told that also, but have not done that, nor will I in the foreseeable future. [/quote]

My goat project will be contained to a very large set of corrals covering a few acres that alread exist. I'm fortunate in that way. We used to have a feed lot operation years ago. At this point I'll be seeing how it goes and how the market holds before I invest in what I'd call "sheep tight" fencing on larger pasture areas.
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