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post #11 of 22 Old 05-19-2013, 11:44 PM
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Ewww!

The Hereford Bull in my pasture is absolutely gorgeous in comparison to those. Yuck!!
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post #12 of 22 Old 05-19-2013, 11:50 PM
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Belgian Blue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Breed issues [edit]

The neonatal calf is so large that Caesarean sections are routinely done.[1] Double-muscled cows also can experience dystocia, even when bred to normal beef bulls or dairy bulls, because of a narrower birth canal.[1] In addition to the dam’s reduced pelvic dimensions, the calf’s birth weight and width are increased, in turn making parturition harder.[4] The bull’s testicular weight and semen quantity and quality have been observed as reduced, however this seems to be less of an issue when compared to the dam's difficulties calving.[3]


COWCHICK I don't think these guys would be much fun to run up the fence hey?
Gah! No! Not much fun for anything...LOL!

I may be limited in knowledge as far as cattle breeds but I love Mexican cattle. They are fun from birth to the plate..LOL!
They like to travel, fun to work and rope, bred to gain on the move, disease resistant and do great on the "get tough or die" program.(plus they come in fun colors! Tee he he)
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Could really go for a steak now.
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These are the biggest breed I've ever seen up close and personal, Charolais cattle. And look at these faces, they're CUTE!




I don't know what those Belgian Blue weigh but the Charolais bulls can go over 2500 lbs. If that doesn't give you enough yield, I'm not sure what will.

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Those double muscled animals are interesting to look at, but there really is not any application for using them for commercial beef production. No matter how they dress out, you can't overcome the financial costs of dystocia. Loss of life of cows and calves and the cost of c-sections as well as the increased labor to observe bred heifers closely has got to undo whatever increased profit you could make from them. I think that they are just a novelty.
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These are the biggest breed I've ever seen up close and personal, Charolais cattle. And look at these faces, they're CUTE!




I don't know what those Belgian Blue weigh but the Charolais bulls can go over 2500 lbs. If that doesn't give you enough yield, I'm not sure what will.

Charolais are what we breed. Trust me, they may not look like they are on steroids like the blues but

Oh my Jesus they are MEAN. I like my longhorns better than my charolais

Heres the two we have at our farm in NM. They're a bit bigger than our range cows in TX getting around 5lbs each of breedwrs cubes and sharing around 60lbs of hay a day lol...theyre both bigger than our bulls around 2400-2500lbs


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I have also had a very mean Charolais bull. We had longhorns for a while. When they were young, they were ok. As they got more mature, they were extremely mean. They would try to kill you. I had a longhorn cow chase me and my horse for 1/2 a mile with intent to kill. I got ahead of her, jumped off, opened the gate, led my horse through, and closed the gate. She hit it trying to get me. We sold her pretty soon.
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Charolais are what we breed. Trust me, they may not look like they are on steroids like the blues but

Oh my Jesus they are MEAN. I like my longhorns better than my charolais

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I've heard that the Charolais are meaner than a Brahma, which I find really impressive because I've never met anything meaner than a Brahma. For all you non-Okies out there, that's a Char-Leer and a Bray-mer, BTW.
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These are the biggest breed I've ever seen up close and personal, Charolais cattle. And look at these faces, they're CUTE!




I don't know what those Belgian Blue weigh but the Charolais bulls can go over 2500 lbs. If that doesn't give you enough yield, I'm not sure what will.
I see your Charolais and raise you to Chianina. They are known to push 4,000 pounds, and 6'7". I heard that one actually broke 6,000, but was unable to source it.

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