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Nebraska Angus Bull Sold For $900,000. He's Heading To Texas

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  • PigBeanUs
    PigBeanUs Posts: 932
    edited February 2021
    “Angus” has a lot of the same letters as “Anus”
  • TEXASBGE2018
    TEXASBGE2018 Posts: 3,831
    edited February 2021
    There is an angus bull here locally in Rockwall where I live that I have appropriately nicknamed Heff. Not because it's a female but because everytime we pass by that dude is plowin a different cow.  MF'er looks like a Rhino walking around. My guess is he's probably around 2,500-3,000 pounds. He's easily close to 6-7ft tall. Wonder what he would fetch at an auction....


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  • SGH
    SGH Posts: 28,791
    PigBeanUs said:
    “Angus” has a lot of the same letters as “Anus”
    I truly think this is why Angus is in such high demand. 

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  • SGH said:
    PigBeanUs said:
    “Angus” has a lot of the same letters as “Anus”
    I truly think this is why Angus is in such high demand. 
    Angus is in high demand because it’s also pretty much the only commercially readily available beef. 

    Most supermarket beef is angus. Not because people prefer it. But because that's all that’s really available. 

    Don’t get me started on the utter bvllsh!t that is “Black Angus”

    Black Angus tastes no different than Red Angus. No more than a brunette tastes different than a blonde. 

    In fact, a steer can be 49% red angus, and you can sell it as black angus. 

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  • Long time ago my dad and uncle had a small joint venture raising cattle. They got angus cows and breed them to a Brahma bull named Smokey. Problem was we didn’t keep a large enough harem for Smokey. He would jump a 5 strand fence , go to the neighbors pastures, whip their bulls and breed their cows. 
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 18,834
    edited February 2021
    PigBeanUs said:
    SGH said:
    PigBeanUs said:
    “Angus” has a lot of the same letters as “Anus”
    I truly think this is why Angus is in such high demand. 
    Angus is in high demand because it’s also pretty much the only commercially readily available beef. 

    Most supermarket beef is angus. Not because people prefer it. But because that's all that’s really available. 

    Don’t get me started on the utter bvllsh!t that is “Black Angus”

    Black Angus tastes no different than Red Angus. No more than a brunette tastes different than a blonde. 

    In fact, a steer can be 49% red angus, and you can sell it as black angus. 

    Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk
    Selling choice beef branded as "Black Angus" at the same price as prime beef is a pet peeve of mine. So is organic produce
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  • Eoin
    Eoin Posts: 4,304
    There is an angus bull here locally in Rockwall where I live that I have appropriately nicknamed Heff. Not because it's a female but because everytime we pass by that dude is plowin a different cow.  MF'er looks like a Rhino walking around. My guess is he's probably around 2,500-3,000 pounds. He's easily close to 6-7ft tall. Wonder what he would fetch at an auction....
    The value isn't pure size for beef cattle, it's in growth rate of progeny. Expensive bulls are expensive because their offspring pile on the lbs faster and more efficiently.
  • Tracebuzta
    Tracebuzta Posts: 23
    edited February 2021
    There is an angus bull here locally in Rockwall where I live that I have appropriately nicknamed Heff. Not because it's a female but because everytime we pass by that dude is plowin a different cow.  MF'er looks like a Rhino walking around. My guess is he's probably around 2,500-3,000 pounds. He's easily close to 6-7ft tall. Wonder what he would fetch at an auction....
    That made me laugh so hard I almost dropped lunch :-) 

    "that dude is plowin a different cow."  =) 
  • PigBeanUs said:
    SGH said:
    PigBeanUs said:
    “Angus” has a lot of the same letters as “Anus”
    I truly think this is why Angus is in such high demand. 
    Angus is in high demand because it’s also pretty much the only commercially readily available beef. 

    Most supermarket beef is angus. Not because people prefer it. But because that's all that’s really available. 

    Don’t get me started on the utter bvllsh!t that is “Black Angus”

    Black Angus tastes no different than Red Angus. No more than a brunette tastes different than a blonde. 

    In fact, a steer can be 49% red angus, and you can sell it as black angus. 

    Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk
    One of the requirements for the black angus requirements is literally being a black cow with no proof of angus pedigree.

    side note to livestock genetics, just like race horses there is a lot of money in maintaining high quality purebreds in a range of cattle/swine breeds.  Former grad students family raised purebred Charolais, they are cross bred with angus to produce a bulkier/meatier cow.  

    Reminds me in the early 2000’s I went to a premium swine auction with my brother, he was looking for a new boar.  First boar in the door went for $10k, we looked at each other and agreed we were at the wrong auction.  
  • dbCooper said:
    Old boy is likely off to a life of luxury being kept in a climate controlled environment and well groomed/fed.  However, he’ll likely never be in direct contact with another cow except for on the other side of a gate to get his “dander up.”
  • Ozzie_Isaac
    Ozzie_Isaac Posts: 18,834
    edited February 2021
    dbCooper said:
    Old boy is likely off to a life of luxury being kept in a climate controlled environment and well groomed/fed.  However, he’ll likely never be in direct contact with another cow except for on the other side of a gate to get his “dander up.”
    Too much money to risk injury from live cover.
    A bison’s level of aggressiveness, both physical and passive, is legendary. - NPS