Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Use Salers Genetics
If you've lost calving ease.
The calving ease of Salers
is not only documented by extensive research, it's also the single-biggest
reasons progressive cattle producers use Salers
bulls on their cowherds. If you're tired of pulling calves, tired of losing
sleep, tired of paying for C-Sections, then you need to take a serious look at
the built-in advantages Salers' "sleep well" genetics.
If you're producing
fewer pounds than you used to.
Research shows that - bar none -
Salers calves will produce more
marketable pounds than your Angus calves will, and you'll have better
performance, conversion and health if you own them through the feedlot.
If you've lost hybrid
vigor. Researchers say
hybrid vigor - or heterosis
- can result in a 15% improvement in performance and huge improvements in
reproductive efficiency. By using Salers
bulls, you'll inject a healthy dose of heterosis
into your cowherd - and improve your bottom line at the same time.
If you've lost red
meat yield. Simply put, Salers
carcasses hang up more pounds of saleable red meat than just about any breed in
the business. They're longer, heavier, and thicker than Angus, Hereford, and Red
Angus and, for this reason; they'll put more dollars into your bank account if
you sell cattle on carcass-pricing grids.
If you've lost
marbling. Unlike other
continental cattle, Salers
cattle have long been know for their inherent ability to marble. Over the years, Salers
carcasses have dominated some of the most competitive carcass quality
competitions in the country, including the National Western Fed Beef Contest and
the Great Western Beef Expo. They've also received high acclaim from packers and
restaurateurs from across the country, and play critical roles in the success of
many branded beef ventures across the country.
If you don't want to
lose maternal and reproductive performance.
Ask any breeder who's used Salers
cattle, and the answer will be the same. Salers
cattle have astonishing reproductive ability. They breed up in big country, hot
country, cold country, in drought conditions or in blizzards.
If you're serious
about range or pasture management.
Ask anyone who uses them: Salers
cattle get out and move. They find grass where other breeds won't go. And
they'll utilize your pasture in more efficient ways than just about any breed
you can find.
If you want marketing
cattle will fit a variety of branded beef programs - everything from Laura's
Lean Beef to Certified Angus Beef. In fact, CAB's own research demonstrates that
with Angus does not have a negative impact on marbling - or on the ability of
these crossbred cattle to qualify for the program.
If you want to improve
the health of your cowherd.
Over the years, just about every producer ASA
has written about has mentioned how much the health of their cow herd - and
their calf crop - improved once they introduced Salers
genetics into their breeding program. Salers
cattle are vigorous, healthy cattle. This trait is an enormous economic
advantage because it reduces your usage of - and dependence on - antibiotics and
other pharmaceutical products. This means more live cattle in your program,
fewer "chronics" and more pounds to sell each year. Simply put, by using
cattle, you'll save time, money, labor, and vet bills in the long run.
If you're concerned
with disposition. Salers
producers have committed ourselves to producing and marketing quiet,
cattle. If you haven't used
Salers cattle for a number of
years because of concerns over disposition, you should take a second look this
spring. We're certain you'll be pleasantly surprised by how quiet and easy to
handle these cattle have become - and how much better you're cow herd will be by
using this great breed of cattle.