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post #1 of 24 Old 08-01-2008, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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You think breeding for color is only for horses..guess again

How about paying a million dollars for a cow because it is in part a rare color.


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post #2 of 24 Old 08-01-2008, 07:48 PM
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What!? WOW :o

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Further conformation that some Americans have too much time, and money on their hands.

It's silly crap like that, that's going to make our nation into the richest third world country in the world.

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post #4 of 24 Old 08-01-2008, 10:02 PM
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that cow looks like every other brown cow....its cute though!
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post #5 of 24 Old 08-01-2008, 10:28 PM
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Holy cow!

Living here in the Dairyland, I never have seen a Holstein that color tho, very unusual!
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post #6 of 24 Old 08-01-2008, 10:40 PM
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Your kidding me right? Wow!

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Your kidding me right? Wow!
That color is rare for that breed and I am guessing an almost one of a kind.
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post #8 of 24 Old 08-02-2008, 12:52 AM
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That is crazy I should have gone into the cow business...
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post #9 of 24 Old 08-02-2008, 06:18 AM
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A solid red Holstein is very rare. It is possible to get red and whites, when you breed with Finnish Reds, or some milking Shorthorn's for example. But it is not the dominate color gene. And those breeds are lower producers.

She is a very nicely put together cow, and a proven breeder. But a million bucks? Helllllllllllllll no. She is four years old but they have sold five daughters????? Wut? Guess they have harvested some eggs???? Weird. Best case scenario it's only possible to have two daughters by now" naturally." .. unless she had two sets of red twins. Most unlikely, and they would have bragged about that.

I would like to have seen her production numbers,,, total amount, fat, proteins, etc.

A million bucks? Geeze, that would be like 400 springers. Enough moos for an entire farm! I can't imagine how much it would have been worth as a bull. Oooooooooo obscene money.

My2, I assure you dairy farmers do NOT make that kind of money. It is scary in the USA right now. Small dairies have almost completely gone under. The cost of fuel right now is shutting out the rest. Yet in California and the "super dairies" they are dumping a hundred tankers trailers of milk a day because the processing plant can't handle it.

For the owner of this cow, it's like hitting the Lottery. For the buyers .... it's an animal that could keel over dead tomorrow. Step funny and break it's leg. In other words, just like with horses, anything can ( and with cows, usually does) happen.
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post #10 of 24 Old 08-02-2008, 11:08 AM
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wow horse don't sell that high around here !! Even in ocal..
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