Medicine Lodge Valley, Dillon, Montana
Chianina and Chiangus
Beef Empire Days 2006
Overall Grand Champion
Fed at Decatur Feedyards in Oberlin, Kansas.
Contest held at Garden City, Kansas June 1
- 3, 2006
To qualify for the carcass evaluation the animal has to place in the live judging. The qualify for the Grand Champion the animal has to place in both live and carcass judging's.
Carcass ideals for the contest:
All American Beef Derby
Feed Efficiency of 4.5
Place Net Return Pen
How About Those Animals that Mooo!!
What in the world is a Chiangus? Pronounced Key-Angus. Chi is short for Chianina (Key-an-e-nuh). And the Angus is, well - Angus. The Chianina breed originates from Italy and first came to the United States in the early 1970's. This breed is the LARGEST and BIGGEST breed in the world. But Chiangus can be framed anyway you want. And better yet the feed efficiency of this animal is terrific. Throw out the equation of the larger animal the more they need to consume.
Chianina hair color is white with black pigment. What color is the calf when a fullblood Chianina is crossed with a Black cow? The color can be any where from cream to jet black. Some have red in their hair. And when crossing a Chi to a red cow you can get mouse, gray, or red.
The temperament of a Chiangus thanks to all the breeders is not what it was in the 1970's. In fact our Chi bull bulls are more content than the purebred Angus bulls we had before we got into Chis. No fighting and broken legs and injuries. Quick breed up do to breeding vigor. To find out more about our stance on Chi bulls versus Angus click here
Is there a certain percentage to be registered as a Chianina , Chiangus and Chi X?
The ACA states that it is not the percentage of Chianina in the animal, but the consecutive registered lineages they are striving for. A buyer/breeder can purchase any percentage from 100% down to 12.5% and still get a registered male or female.
So what is the difference between FullBlood, PureBred, Purebred ChiAngus, 1 ChiAngus, and 2 ChiAngus?
(FB)= 100% Chianina.
MONT is the prefix Hildreth Livestock Co. has with the American Chianina Association Hildreth Livestock Co.
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