Crossing an Angus bull onto Hereford cows or a Hereford bull onto Angus cows is a powerful and productive way to breed cattle. The hybrid vigor that results is a characteristic that pays dividends from birth to the end of life. Here are three reasons to try crossbreeding in your herd.
1. The will to get up and nurse is extremely strong in crossbred calves. They do not lay and shiver waiting for the “right moment” to give an effort. They want up and have business to take care of!
2. The best of both breeds are present in the calf and results in rapid growth, pounds at weaning, and a sale topping price.
3. Crossbred heifers make excellent mothers and are a very popular cow choice.