Posted 1/18/2014 16:22 (#3614656 - in reply to #3614546) Subject: RE: Longhorn x Charolais
seems odd you mention longer horns on em.
they're pretty young for much horn IF they are spring 2013 calves.
you sure they are not strait longhorns?
char x longhorn calves Look like typical char cross calves ( that the reason to use char bulls, is because it put the char Stamp on everything crossed with char ).
Red gene char bulls throw Gelbvieh look calves out of good big spotted longhorn cows ( cows weigh 1,000 btw )
char longhorn crosses feed right along with everything else. grade and yield just fine too.
btw, there can be Huge differences in types of longhorn and corriente cows:
it's the ropers: they're afraid they're going to hurt their horses sooo there are longhorns and Corrientes that are way to small without a lot of grow to em out of those roping genetics.
Others breed for good big longhorn kinda cows ie 900 to 1,000 lb kind on rough range ( cows weigh 11 to 12 on good going ).
I'd say the good corrente and criolla cows are generally 50 to 100 lbs back of the good longhorns.