While America’s dairymen are rapidly embracing beef-on-dairy breeding programs, cattle feeders are learning to embrace cope with both the opportunities and challenges the new crossbreds represent.
For instance, black-hided cattle at the bunks are a dramatic change for Arizona cattle feeder Paul Heiden.
“We have been 100 percent Holstein yard the last 20 years,” Heiden says. “Now we are feeding a growing percentage of cattle that are Angus x Holstein.”
By GREG HENDERSON
August 30, 2023