Juan wrote:When I was at Camp Rucker in '51 we were on bivouac on night and it rained 7 in.Come morning there was not a drop of water standing anywhere!Hope it's not that sandy where you are.
walk wrote:Yesterday I had a big char cow calve. Dad went out to check the cows when I was at work. There was one hind leg sticking out about 16 inches. He called me and it took 45 min to get home.When I got there the calf was up and sucking. He said she just pushed it out doing the splits I think it was more luck than good management. Walk
chuckie wrote:aaron-yes, it was you that had posted those great pics of yours cows previously that i was remembering(?!) it's he!! to get old! with the gut on your 4-H calf, it's no wonder he only had a 57% yield! my personal opinion on herefords--borne out by years of data, BTW--is that they are generally "non-yielding, non-grading, over-fat SOB's". and they do all that plus more!!
none-the-less, i do believe that the breed is making progress on the kill end, it's just SLOW, and a Big part of it is marketing at least in this country where black is better (and that is NOT a racist remark, ok?!!?).
as long as you guys keep breeding for improvement, it'll work. just try to get everyone to have even CLOSE to the same goals
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