Prime Naturally Grown Cattle
Our cow girls are Black Baldies (Herford x Angus) with a maternal touch of Holstein for added milk production. With the exception of, Glory and her heifer calf Hallelujah, they are purebred Pinzgauers.
This year we were able to breed all the cows to a beautiful dark chestnut Pinsgauer bull.
Pinsgauer is an old country dual purpose breed of cattle with an amazing tenderness gene that has surpassed all other breeds in test conducted for meat tenderness. The excellent meat quality, with first rate marbling, fine fiber and light red color satisfy consumers.
The same gene also makes for a tractable animal, calm and easily handled. Great for range conditions, the oxen team and the milk cow, alike.
The use of heterosis in cattle results in adding 5% more weight on average to the weaning rate of calves, which carries through to above average hanging weights of finely marbled carcasses.
By utilizing these already proven breed crossings known for best complimenting each other we will have a jump start on selecting replacement heifers.
The Bull Razza
Clear Skies selected and purchased our new herd bull this spring. We researched and considered several different breeds and ultimately decided on a Razza Piedmontese.
- WHY we selected PIEDMONTESE:
Piedmontese are from the Piedmont Mountain area of northern Italy. They are thought to be the product of two distinct breeds - the Auroch and the Zebu– which develop through isolation and natural selection to become the Piedmontese breed. When crossed on other breeds they pass on the inactive myostatin gene, making for healthy, tender, and tasty beef.