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Angus vs. Herford Steaks
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MikeT    Posted 01-24-2005 at 08:49:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Down here in South Texas, people praise the Angus breed.

To me, Herford cattle have the better tasting beef. The Angus down here seem to be more grainey with less flavor.

Could this be because most Herford breeds come from cold country while Angus cattle are more tolerent of hotter climates? I think the colder weather causes beef cattle to have more marbleing, hence better tasting beef.

I used to live in Okla where Herford blends were predominant. I once asked for a Herford steak at the "A Taste of Texas" restaurant in Houston and got looked at like I was crazy! They said they only had Angus so I ordered shrimp.


idontno    Posted 01-24-2005 at 21:31:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ya'll need to taste a Holstein.U'd never go back.....idontno


bill b va    Posted 01-24-2005 at 14:31:23       [Reply]  [No Email]

i don't like angus .no expert just my taste buds


PLR    Posted 01-24-2005 at 13:51:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have had hereford and Angus...but personally I think Longhorn is the best I have raised so far. Very, Very tender and flavorful and only hung 10 days.

just my two cents....

Shelby



Rickstir    Posted 01-24-2005 at 10:12:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I heard the lack of grain in FL was why the cattle are finished up north. Here in MO, I think Angus are more popular but there sure are a lot of herefords. I just put a Black Angus in the freezer and he was finished off perfectly and aged 21 days. Wonderful tasting meat.


bob ny    Posted 01-24-2005 at 09:42:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
texas, oklahoma west , south i heard that florida was to top beef producing state then they move thrm up north to finish . is this true
kinda ruins the cowboy legends don't it
bob ( who still believes the west is the place for cowboys even if they drive jeeps)


Joel    Posted 01-24-2005 at 14:22:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am in South AL near the Florida line.

Florida is a big beef producer. Now we don't finish cattle here. No grain to speak of. Of course we raise a lot of broilers but all the grain is brought in on trains with very little local grain purchased.

Our advantage for cow/calf operations is that we can use a fall calving season. We plant winter anuals such as rye and graze through the winter. Then our calves are ready to go to the feedlots at a time of year that they are needing calves (colder climates can't do the fall calving so there are a glut of spring calves.)

Calves are also backgrounded here on winter grazing as well as summer grazing on bermuda or bahaia.

Forages production here can allow 1 cow/calf pair for every 1.5-2 acres. Can't do that out west where they filmed the cowboy movies.


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