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.