- Jul 19, 2010
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What are most the cows from these bloodlines like as far as size and how big of calves do they wean off. What are some of the differences of the two.
AX- said:That was a good analysis Oldtimer. OCC cattle will be small framed and wide, deep cattle. I think they will change type of flat sided cattle faster than any other. The ones I've seen have excellent udders. I think that if you feed heavy, the OCC cattle could get too fat and have reduced fertility.
The Cole Creek cattle I have aren't in the same league for fleshing ability, which may or may not be a good thing. They are supposed to be very fertile and long lasting. I've had disposition problems with Black Angus and I must admit that the Cole Creek heifers are probably better dispositioned than my Red Angus. I've never seen that in any Blacks. Time will tell, but I feel both breeders run their cattle tough, though the Montana environment is much tougher than the Northern Kansas environment. Both breeders are as honest as they come from my experience. I shouldn't talk up Greg's cattle too much, I hope to afford a few more this spring.