I am trying to recall where I saw this but
it may have been Acres USA - www.acresusa.com
- in the monthly magazine.
WTO - World Trade Organization
Feed lots only work because of cheap
subsidized grain - created buy our gov
to give unfair advantage of ouy products
in other parts of the world.
My understanding is that if they make
$3.50 per animal the feed lot is doing
well. If cheap grain goes by the wayside,
there goes the profit.
These people are so bad that they will
not feed hay for the last 5 days before
slaughter to prevent e-coli. They really
care if you or I or our children live or die
due to e-coli bacteria
There are almost no genetics left for doing
well on grass because the mutants have
been bred for grain only.
We have a Hereford bull 5 years old that
looks like he has pigged out on grain,
but he has never had any grain. He is
just large and well muscled and he
passes this on to his offspring. He has
an unusally large and deep hind quarter
and his tail head is level unlike a lot of
the mini Herefords.
You don't have to get expensive to do
minis. You pay to get started at the top
or you buy a bull and find big built females
that are short legged and stout. We have
done this and we now have four outstanding
females that any one would be glad to have
in their herd. It is now time for us to go to
the next level.
We bought our bull as a yearling.
What area do you live?
Your are welcome to come and visit.
We started with mini Angus last year with
a yearling bull and a 6 month heifer. We
did spend more money with this purchase,
but felt it was important to do both breeds
to not be left out if one took off than the other.
Robert D bard
Interesting thread for those of us who are considering grass fed beef.
I hadn't come across much on the minis on the net, so will be looking into them. I did come across some reading on an African breed that looks promising. Tulis, I believe they are called. I also believe that some are being raised in my part of Texas (NE) and wondered if any of the folks here had any info or experience with them.