By JMalone CVT
Goreville, Illinois, United States
Posted Dec 04, 2018
Angus cattle are a great all around breed of cattle. They are great as a purebreed, but even better crossed. The best tip for anyone starting out especially, with a commerical herd is to buy a herd of Angus or
Angus influenced cows and buy an exotic breed bull. By exotic I mean anything that is not a standard beef breed (which are Anugs, Hereford, Shorthorn also known as British breeds). The exotic breeds or Continental breeds such as Simmental, Gelbvieh, Limousin, Salers, etc. When an British breed and a Continental breed are bred together there is something that is added to the progeny called hybrid vigor. Hybrid vigor means the calf has traits from sire and dam that will hopefully create better genetics than the previous. For example, british breeds are known for their marbling and meat tenderness and the continental breeds are known for rapid weight gain. In crossing the two, it is hoped to gain two positive traits and to remove the bad.