I have a yearling bull out of her right now for sale, if anyone is interested. The lineback trait is usually the most dominant, as long as you breed them “correctly”. If you don't have enough room on your land for a herd of big cows, consider getting minis for smaller acreage. Some breed as early as 14 months of age. any contacts? The average Blue Heeler will reach between 17-20 inches in height, reaching their physical maturity in around 24 months from birth. Yes, miniature cattle are a real breed and yes, they really are this adorable. Check with the american lineback association. An Australian Cattle Dog can be at about 35 to 40 pounds by the time it is grown. Discussion Starter • #1 • Jun 9, 2004. Of course it cost something to get to you, but it can be done we just need your zip code to let you know shipping costs! Copyright © 2013 - 2019 Composite Dairy Cattle Registry. But before you do that make sure you are up to date with the market prices so you can get the best price for your cattle. As a result, it is possible for Charolais cattle to have red or black coloring, in addition to the traditional white or cream varieties. Hi Tajia!  My Lineback #521  (pic below as a calf) weighed under 1000lbs and her first calve weighed 100lbs. In the United states, cattle can be considered purebred Charolais as long as 31/32 of their genetics are from Charolais cattle. Following World War II, in the stampede for bigger yields, dairy farmers increasingly began to use Holstein bulls to “upgrade” their herds. I bought a jersey looking heifer calf that was out of an extremely nice looking lineback cow. Most importantly, the rarity of the Randall Lineback has led to perfect traceability. Environmental effect: The United Nations says that cattle farming contribute to at least 18% of greenhouse gas emissions with methane being the primary pollutant.The harmful gas produced in the digestive system of the cattle is said to be worse than carbon dioxide. And still others, such as the native Welsh breed, consistently display several “color phases“, of which the “Lineback” is one. and bulls weighing from 1000 to 1800 lbs. Lineback semen can be purchased from Taurus. Geneticists recognize two variations of the Lineback Cattle. I have one I am considering butchering for next year’s meat supply. I personally raise, breed, and show Registered Linebacks. However as he gets older he gets blacker. And on occasion Cows- though not normally but we do, have and will sell them! The males often are bigger. They comes from Holstein dams. However, I have not sold any as of yet and the Lineback pattern isn’t a guarantee even if both dam and sire have Lineback patterns. 144 Posts . I have also been very successful with what my cows produce, as they are milking more than most of our holsteins. He is black with white line, as is our milk cow.  The calf had around a 75% chance of having a Lineback pattern. Two Row Cattle House: This type of houses are suitable for commercial cattle farming business. Or if you prefer you can pick it up at the Farm or meet at a agreed on location like the National Lineback Show or Sale. If you live relatively close, we do personally deliver. Male Blue Heelers are typically slightly taller and heavier, but the average weight of … He is poled jersey/lineback. Only calves and cows with Lineback patterns can be registered as an American Lineback. The use of the word “Lineback” refers to both appearance and breed. These pens, usually holding around 20 to 50 cattle in each, are such that they separate the various grades and even coat color of cattle that have to go through the slaughter facility. be nice to milk cows that run in and out for you ;). Randall Linebacks are the rarest of all cattle breeds- only about 250 can be marketed each year! smarter than most other breeds . The roan coloring on their sides varies from almost black to nearly white, with black noses, eye rings, ears, feet, and teats. Do you raise linebacks in Michigan?   I have heard that some Lineback bulls have horrible type but some have great type. Of the variations found, the Witrick variety predominating over the Gloucester. The common factor of all the patters is the white line across the back, the dark solid color of the ears and nose, outlining of the eyes and one or more dark hooves. Protective, get along with other dogs - that's a matter of socialization and training. I sold a lineback calf to my uncle who butchered it a few years ago. All rights reserved. they get hurt they don’t give up . I have 3 that are all in their second lactation. Still occasionally influenced by Holstein blood this genetically superior breed has remained versatile enough to be prevalent in these demanding modern times. The only way the could be any cooler looking is if they had the brindle/tiger striping on their color sided parts.  The following picture is a calf that is sired by Maximum-Red out of an Allstar-Red daughter. During these times there was an increase in importation of European and British breeds such as the Witrick, Gloucester and Welsh cattle. A - The Average breeding age for Zebu heifers is about 2 (1/2) - 3 yrs old. In New England these herds were often the old unimproved Durhams or Milking Shorthorns, but in New York and the Midwest, as well as much of northern Vermont and neighboring Canada, there were many herds of Linebacks of both types which were graded up with Holstein bulls. But our other cattle breeds we sell "occasionally are due to our lack of room on our farm- we milk around 85 cows (our barn holds 56- and we switch the rest!) Why your Blue Heeler may be bigger or smaller With the beef industry thriving, raising cattle for sale can result in good profits for ranchers. The White Classic Witrick is more prevalent type and has a lot more white on the body and face, followed with black or red eyes, nose and ears, but Witrick’s of all patterns can be found with much “speckling or brockling” on the face, body, and legs. Most cattle of this breed will be between 48 and 50 inches around their hips. The brockling may be in the form of round or elliptical spots or roaning or both. Are you looking for heifers or steers? The current “Idealistic Lineback Cow”, Characteristics of “The Lineback Cow”, Suited well for Grazing and Free-stall housing, The Composite Dairy Cattle Registry processes the registrations for the. The “Lineback cow” has been up-bred to be a very productive dairy cow. As a medium-sized breed, they’re a good option for people who want a larger dog, without the expense of giant breeds. Randall cattle have a " Colour-sided " lineback pattern, black markings on a white base, varying from almost white to very dark. Six-year-old Texas longhorn Poncho Via was recently welcomed into the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest horn spread on a steer ever documented. My thoughts were that if I could get a Lineback pattern I could sell them as registered Lineback calves. If you breed a C bull to a cow who has no lineback in her, you risk that chance of getting an unmarked Lineback calf. Over the last 20 years, the Thills have added 235 acres of grassland and 80 beef cows. Mine are doing better than his but mine are all crossed with Holsteins. They’re a common choice for children in 4H projects because they’re docile and easy to handle, and their shorter stature makes them less intimidating to children. Especially two of them. With that said some heifers breed as early as 1yr or as late as 6 yrs old. they just need hair more production but some do okay . spoiled tuff cow . So, how big do Blue Heelers get?  One day when browsing the internet, I had found another semen company that sells Lineback semen but I have not found the company again. We AI her every year to a registered bull. Looking for a red lineback bull for sales. The English Longhorn, Irish Moiled, Norwegian Telemark, Swedish Mountain, and Dutch Witrick have the Witrick as their characteristic marking, while the Gloucester pattern in which brockling does not occur is exemplified by the English Old Gloucester and the Austrian Pinzgauer. Males Australian Cattle Dogs – Height: 46 to 51 cm (18 to 20 inches)at the shoulder. nice animals I fed mine banana’s and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Thanks. Cattle are herded off the cattle liners and herded through a race or chute to be weighed then put into holding pens. Even so, because the yield from ranching or farming can vary from year to year, it sometimes is necessary to get a cattle loan for purposes such as maintaining herd size or improving the genetic variance of the herd. The Average breeding age of bulls is 18-20 months old. He actually isn’t that old of a bull being born in 2009, I could only find him in the 2012-2013 catalog, was looking in the 2007 catalog first. nice pages !! I live in Vt. And recently picked up hobbie showing line backs. “Red and white” or “Black and white” are the predominant “color” patterns. I have never had problems with big calves, except for when using the Halfback bull. 5 more due in Dec. One born today that is Holstein marked. Can someone tell me about the meat quality of a Linebacker steer? *Pedigrees available upon request. I’d so where? Cattle with lineback color patterns have occurred throughout the world in many breeds. I love crossbreds. The Lineback is a rare breed originating from America, in the 18th and 19th Century the Lineback was a dual-purpose animal, fulfilling the owners needs for both milk and meat. bunch on a farm in Virginia . Finding Lineback bull calves shouldn’t be much of a problem.  The lack of proofs make it tough to select bulls that you know will work well for your operation. Today there are several thousand Lineback cows in the United States. In others, the markings are a distinct characteristic of the breed; while in some it is one of a number of patterns common to a local type. make them do most the work instead of you. Make partition with iron pipe to separate the cattle from one to another. This is a typical size because they do grow to a large size fairly quickly. A bored, under-exercised dog is destructive. My Lineback #521 (pic below as a calf) weighed under 1000lbs and her first calve weighed 100lbs. American Lineback Dairy Cattle Associatio. Diseases: Cattle often see periods of infectious diseases and outbreaks, with mad cow being the most well known. In breeds such as the English Longhorn, Gloucester, Pinzgauer, Vosgienne, and the Moiled cattle of Ireland, the Lineback pattern in some form is their identifying characteristic. One I think will make a great breeder for first time heifers. If your looking for better, a beef or dual purpose breed such as Normande would give better quality. The roughly 1,000-pound animals have white faces and black, blue or brown panels on their sides. Cattle with “Lineback” color patterns have occurred throughout the world in many breeds. While both Bryan and his wife Amy grew up on cattle farms, it took them years to get their own operation built up. Some grow to be tall and skinny and other tend to … (He doesn’t have time to deal with grumpy cows.) To put this number in perspective, over 3,000 Kobe beef cows are sold annually while many thousands more Wagyu cows are available each year. Most of the current American Linebacks are more Holstein than anything. The Dutch were bringing cattle into New York at a time when the Witrick was plentiful, while many British ships coming to America were sailing from Bristol, a geographically convenient port for the export of Gloucester and Welsh cattle. Randalls on average are medium in size with the cows weighing about 600-1100 lbs. Other families and types have been observed which seem to have Channel Island or Shorthorn type conformation which may weigh somewhere in between. During the 19th century progressive American farmers began to look again to Europe for improved stock, including Ayrshires, Friesians, Herefords and Milking Shorthorns, all of which were capable of throwing occasional linebacked offspring. we had some 5 or more generation linebacks none milk less then 24,000 in 305 we had one that milked 32,000 had 3.5 fat and good butter fat.we had about 25 animals and even when we use a Holstein bull only 3 marked not marked as lineback our last 6 calves were mixed with Holstein and 5 are marked as linebcks. The small size of Dexter cattle comes with many large benefits. Can anyone help us. Originating mainly from Holland, Europe in the 1700-1800’s, Lineback’s first appeared in America when English and Hollanders settled in the country. Rueshaw was the 1975 Japanese Red National Champion and the only national champion Wagyu to leave Japan. The partition pipe needs to be 90 cm long and 45 cm in height. Q - " How big do they get? Considering that livestock of all classes has been imported to the United States, it is not surprising that we have our own “Lineback breed”. an Australian cattle dog of the “blue” hue and a German shepherd mix together to make the German Shepherd Australian Cattle Dog Mix or as known “the blue heeler”. We have been butchering Holsteins. My reason for choosing the breed was to increase the value of selling replacement heifers. Click on the link in the post for the American Lineback Assoc. Hi, my partner is a dairyman from Holland & has started AI-ing with Linebacks. The lack of proofs and breed emphasis on type have lead me not to invest heavily in Lineback cross animals. Geneticists recognize two variations of the Lineback Cattle. As time went on into the 1900’s, farmers started to specialize in either beef or dairy production. Weight: 14 to 16kg (31 to 35 lbs). cheap milk and less grain you can always still make money on low input no health problems good feed . Matt, are you still using lineback in your program? The Lineback is the last survivor of the once pervasive multi-purpose farm staple used as oxen to do the heavy lifting, and it also produced milk and provided meat. You could go to shows and see what the daughters of bulls look like but most American Lineback breeders live in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. specialty young meat from line backs that fine restaurants like . Weight: 15 to 16 kg (33 to 35 lbs) Female Australian Cattle Dogs – Height: 45 to 48 cm (18 to 19 inches) at the shoulder. Some have very good type like the dam of Plenty-Good Torro Pro-RC who beat out the main breeds for supreme champion at a local fair last year. I want to cross in the farm whit some red lineback cows here in Puerto Rico. In the Texas Longhorn and some African breeds, the Lineback patterns occur randomly. 6550 95 DIM ave 113 lbs, 7021 51 DIM ave 104 lbs, and 7010 86 DIM ave 86 lbs. A cattle needs about 165 cm standing place, 105 cm side place and 75 cm feeding pot. We are looking for Lineback calfs for a hand full for 4h kids in Michigan. where do you live?i am looking for two lineback bull calves for my daughter. I have 3. or more. or less, while a female of a type loosely resembling a grade Holstein may weigh 1100 lbs. Regards. Some have very good type like the dam of Plenty-Good Torro Pro-RC who beat out the main breeds for supreme champion at a local fair last year. And what age range? You can sell your cattle to other livestock farmers, large corporations or butcheries. How big do Samoyeds get? Cross with ay or normande but don’t recommend normande. This means that 1/32 can be from other breeds like Angus or Red Angus. Farm manager Travers says they’re happy and docile animals too. A mature female of the "landrace" type may have a mature weight of 600 lbs.  Some of my crossbred and Lineback heifers have pushed out Lineback calves that only the Jersey in them has allowed them to not have problems.  Post a comment if you know of other sources for Lineback Semen. Thank for any inf. The cattle are blue-black with a white line down their backs. Lineback’s were a very dual-purpose animal, fulfilling the owners’ needs for both milk and meat. It needs to have challenges, things to think about. I am only using Lineback semen on my 2 Lineback cows (and 2 new calves). The sources from which our stock derive and the periods when their ancestors entered our agricultural history are conjectural and likely not be resolved fully, as documentation is almost nonexistent. Does anyone here raise Lineback or skunk cattle ? If your calf was born looking like a jersey she will always look like a jersey. You can check out the different patterns on the American Lineback Dairy Cattle Association website. A mature cow weighs in at roughly 600 to 800 pounds, or about one-third the size or your average Holstein, making them ideal for small land holders to manage.  Yes, she is red and white. The "lineback" part of the breed's name describes the characteristic lineback color pattern. The chances of getting a Lineback pattern is a percent and is not a recessive or dominant gene like red Holsteins. or more. The Composite Dairy Cattle Registry processes the registrations for the American Lineback Cattle Registry. Randall Lineback cows do not look like your typical cow. i took an ayrshire cow bred it to a lineback got an ayrliner then bred that to a jersey turned into a ayrjerline lol. With the Japanese government recognizing their status as a national treasure, no further exports of Wagyu cattle or genetics have taken place since then. They still produce milk like standard size cows but don't need as much space and don't do as much damage to your land as normal-sized cattle might. I have a few linebacked animals, though I am not convinced that there is any real, economically justifiable reason to have them. An American Lineback has a distinct pattern that appears as a line on it’s back. Considering that livestock of all classes have been imported to the United States, it is not surprising that we … A good quality family milk cow may fetch a price in the $1,400 to $1,800 range. The Lineback breed is in between Holsteins and Jerseys for milk and components. We'd love to help you out- We sell Lineback Calves, Heifers and Bulls! It is reasonable to assume that Linebacks were among the cattle imported into the U.S. in the 17th and 18th centuries. Small and brown. The crossbred might resemble a combination of both breeds, or favor one parent strongly over the other. Make sure you keep this dog busy all day long. I’m looking for the name of bull number 553. to bad they didn’t keep improving those old breeds . Miniature cattle breeds ~ A small or miniature cow, on the other hand, can cost anywhere from $1,800 to $3,500. Genetics & diet play rolls in the fertility of your cattle. Because the Lineback patterns are genetically strong and the Holstein pattern is weak, the Lineback will often persist through many generations of outcrossing. The Lineback breed is in between Holsteins and Jerseys for milk and components. During these times there was an increase in importation of European and British breeds such as the Witrick, Gloucester and Welsh cattle. Hi,we have a registered Lineback as a family milk cow. milking American devon is fast and smartest breed of cattle and can trot along long distances . If you’d like to add one to your family, check out this list of Samoyed breeders and rescues.  Calves are large and are almost Montbeliarde size. Cattle Breeds - Lineback Lineback History The Lineback is a rare breed originating from America, in the 18 th and 19 th Century the Lineback was a dual-purpose animal, fulfilling the owners needs for both milk and meat. The mixed breed dogs which will be the result can take on the attributes of either parent. Lineback The Lineback is a rare breed originating from America, in the 18 th and 19 th Century the Lineback was a dual-purpose animal, fulfilling the owners needs for both milk and meat. Vermont has original randal line backs where they were created . A unique heritage livestock breed, the Randall Blue Lineback Cattle are known as a high-quality dairy cow that can produce a good quantity of milk from a diet of pasture grasses. By any chance does anyone have old lineback listing of Taurus? The American Lineback has some Holstein influence which is evident by one of the bulls I used Allstar-Redwhich is sired by the well known Holstein Ja-Bob Jordan-Red. I first came across them in the early 1990s and people who had them then said the same thing. There breeds, plus the English Longhorn, probably contributed to the Lineback presence in the United States. 3 bulls were used & 50 straws were just bought on the 4th bull. every time we had a line back or bull the gene is pretty dominant . The first, is known as Gloucester, in which the animal has a dark, usually black or red body with a white dorsal stripe, possibly a star on the face, white tail and belly, and perhaps one or more garters or white bands around the legs, where they join the body. There you will find breeders in New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. In order to get some good returns in investment you should sell your cattle for the right market price. Do any of you test for A2A2? A few additional red bulls and cows arrived during the 1990’s. Nice breed and nice information,I want to buy some bulls because I want to crossbreed them with my Jersey cows. When they were married in 1998, the couple had no livestock. My self and some other 4-hers are looking for some but have only had luck getting from Wisconsin and Pennsylvania in the past years! survivors . This leads to smaller cattle, around 36 inches around the hip, to be considered a miniature cattle breed. Relative to the breed, Chapel Hill is a big operation. We are going in that direction. I would compare lineback meet quality to that of a Holstein especially since the breed is heavily influenced by Holstein genetics. There is a herd that is only 20 min from me that has 150 or so lineback milking cows and the accompanying youngstock and when I see his production I always wonder how he pays his bills. Carrie, if you would breed her back to a Lineback, you would most likely get a marked calf out of her, since she has Lineback on her dams side. Officially, however, he's the Australian Cattle Dog; the \"heeler\" moniker comes from the fact that the dogs were bred to herd cattle by nipping at their heels. canadienne also . and then on the for sale tab. According to the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, there are fewer than 200 Linebacks left in the world. The first, is known as Gloucester, in which the animal has a dark, usually black or red body with a white dorsal stripe, possibly a star on the face, white tail and belly, and perhaps one or more garters or white bands around the legs, where they join the body. Both breeds are smart, the cattle dog especially so and very easily bored. I am glad I found these cross breeding sites . With their gentle temperaments and playful natures, they make fantastic pets. Some of the heifers will be bred to a red, Polled Irish Dexter bull. During these times there was an increase in importation of European and British breeds such as the Witrick, Gloucester and Welsh cattle. If you would breed a B or A bull to a cow, you have more likely of a chance to have a marked calf. In this article, Lacefield discusses 8 big reasons to graze cattle on alfalfa. The Lineback has over time been selected for improved dairy production due to there “high components“, although it remains a very versatile breed, that was and is heavily influenced by Holstein Blood. The other, known as Witrick separates into 3 major types of “Witrick’s” the White classic Witrick, Dark-Sided Witrick, and Dark Specked Witrick. She is 6months old now and still looks jersey, but she is about the size of a yearling jersey. You might be familiar with this breed by one of his other common names: Australian Heeler, Blue Heeler, Queensland Heeler, or Halls Heeler. Today there are several thousand Lineback dairy cows in the United States, some of them essentially Holsteins, some from Milking Shorthorn or other backgrounds, and some quite unique! 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