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Opinion: Bulls Should Be Masculine And Cows Should Be Feminine

Over many years the beef industry has lost the vision of how bulls and cows should appear, according to the late Larry Leonhart of Shoshone Angus in Wyoming.

Several years back I went to see the late Larry Leonhart at Shoshone Angus in Wyoming and satisfy my curiosity about his unorthodox breeding program.

Leonhart was one of the purebred breeders who sold a lot of high-priced cattle in the 1980s during the upsizing of cattle in this country. Then he dropped out of the mainstream and began linebreeding cattle and refusing to keep EPDs.

While I was at the ranch with him one beautiful fall day, Leonhart told me two things that seem permanently burned in my memory.

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