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Re: Feeder cattle in old dairy country

BA I may not have an answer to your question, but it would be nice to see the dairy industry faze out holsteins all together. Its been said that you have to be tough to have a spot on our farm, from the cattle all the way down to the barn cats lol! A holstein is a needy breed that the packers clearly don't want. With poor milk prices and poor calf prices you would think more dairy farmers would be looking into adding an Angus or Herford bull to their operations. A Holstein/Angus may not put out as much milk, but the bull calves would bring more and their vet bills would be lower.