3/4 Ayrshire 1/4 Jersey bull calf

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  1. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    Do you think that a bull calf that is 3/4 Ayrshire and 1/4 Jersey would still end up having the yellow tallow if raised for a steer for the freezer? The Jersey genetics must be pretty strong because he looks like a jersey.

    By the way he's for sale.

    Heather
     
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  3. JeffNY

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    I was on another site, and someone butchered two different steers, both had Jersey genetics. One had white fat, the other had yellow. It is a 50/50 chance, depends how much of the Jersey he picked up.




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    Must be! My Saler-Guernsey cross steer we're eating had white fat, when I was expecting yellow... :shrug:
     
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    Heather, I think it can be a bit of a pig in a poke. We killed one for the freezer that was half Jersey and the fat was white. A couple of years before we had killed a steer that was 3/4 Angus and 1/4 Jersey and the fat was yellow.

    Personally I don't care what colour the fat is but I know a lot of people get a bit funny about it.

    Cheers,
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  6. Up North

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    I'm trying to get this little guy sold but it looks like I will be giving him away (if I can) because everybody is weirded out that he might have yellow tallow. Personally I don't think it matters much either.

    Heather
     
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    Is this guy for meat?

    How much will he weigh at butcher live weight possibly?
     
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    myheaven Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yeah hes for meat. Please fogive me it has been a long hard day and my brain nolonger works and is should be in bed.
     
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    We actually have people who ask for Jersey steers to raise for beef. One guy insists on full Jersey, no crosses for him.....I haven't had anyone make a deal over the yellow fat.
    Thats strange that everybody is adverse to it there.....if we were closer, I know I could find you a customer.
     
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    I have had beef with the yellow tallow and I for one prefer the yellow to me it has real flavor. Up north how much for this guy?
     
  11. Up North

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    Should make 1,000 lbs. without special treatment. Maybe 1200 lbs. given more time & feed. Heather will send PM. Vigorous, healthy calf.