Steer's Farm, Glengarry, Australia
cow with 221 day old bull calf at foot.
Balancer cattle (50% Gelbvieh / 50% Red Angus) are raised on the
property with the calves sold at ten months of age into the
domestic vealer market or as stores to fatten.
Balancer combination was chosen because the Gelbvieh adds
milking ability and muscle and is a great match with the
softness and fat cover of the Red Angus. Each year some female
cattle are retained as part of a herd improvement program and to
replace any remnant Black Angus/Friesian bloodlines.
details of Gelbvieh cross cattle can be found on this article
on the Australian
Gelbvieh Association web site.
List of Victorian Gelbvieh/Red
Angus/Balancer web sites
The Red Angus Society
of Australia also has a section on crossbreeding.
is situated approximately 160km east-south-east of the Victorian
state capital of Melbourne. The nearest major town in Traralgon.
Rainfall at Glengarry West
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cows and calves with their winter coats
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