I think there's a bit of a debate about whether raising cattle for beef, leather, and other goods, harms the environment terribly. Either way, I'd like some suggestions for making the operation more environmentally friendly.
That doesn't really help though since none of us can control China. India's laws and enforcement are also lax in this area. And in the United States, it's the big businesses who do the most damage to the environment. But we can't control any of that. All we can do is control our own operations and make them as environmentally friendly as possible within reason. And on that note, I applaud the OP for making the effort. I often don't.China does more harm to the earth's environment than anything else today so please, leave Bessie alone.
Hi there! I'm glad you decided to join us. I think you should copy/paste your reply and start your own thread for your situation is different than the one being discussed. I think you'll get better answers if you do! You can title the thread, Suggestions for Longhorn Cattle, or whatever it is you're looking for (I'm not a cattlewoman, so sorry if my terminology is off). People here are really helpful. Just start a new thread, so they'll know what you need help with.Have few registered texas longhorns, registered belted galloways,and then have some longhorn/belted galloway crosses, Have used longhorn bull on belted galloway cows, galloway bull on longhorn cattle, longhorn bull on longhorn cows, and galloway bull on galloway cows, I am retired and bought some registered longhorns after few years added the registered galloways, the problem i am having is that all of these varities take longer to mature, This is a grass and hay operation with free choice mineral and salt blocks, no grain and no intention of adding grain, it typically takes my cattle twenty four to thirty months to reach maturity, where i am at cattle over 30 months cant be processed. I prefer 800-1000 pound cows. I also dont want to have to pull huge calves. Is there another breed i could add to my herd to help with decreasing maturity without calf pulling. i would like to have a cow that will wean a calf half her size at around 240 days. Any suggestions?