I'm surprised that the traditional types can be hard to finish. I can imagine they wouldn't win any medals for DLWG on an intensive diet but wouldn't have thought that finish/fat cover would be an issue?True traditional are small and can be hard to finish. A lot had lim over them then bred back for pedigree for a better shape and size.
All females are sold for breeding heifers, except for a very few.Do you sell as stores or finished, have calves in pic had any creep ?
I have recently started a job working with Sussex cattle. They are so incredibly quiet! I love the bull/steer? In the middle photo! Is that a pure Sussex or crossed?
It was a pedigree Sussex......... but don't get many coming out like that. I should have left its nuts on.I have recently started a job working with Sussex cattle. They are so incredibly quiet! I love the bull/steer? In the middle photo! Is that a pure Sussex or crossed?
I have got a homozygous polled Sussex bull. The only trouble is the odd heifer has grown small stumps on their head after a couple of years. Better just to have a traditional bull and disbud the horns rather than have ugly stumps !Can you get them polled?
There are big herds in Africa. They were taken there in the 1960's as the Africans found that Sussex cattle didn't have eye problems caised by the Tetsy fly. Something to do with the dark colour of the Sussex cattles head, whereas the Hereford, with their white faces had eye problems.I have a
Damn fine cattle. I see now why they do so well in South Africa.