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AMERICAN PINZGAUER ASSOCIATION Birth weights average 70 to 80 pounds. today, but have been bred predominantly for beef in the United States. The fi rst Pinzgauer arrived in North America in the 1970s. From the rocky mountainsides to lowland pastures, the Pinzgauer ancestors developed hardiness and adaptability to hot or cold climates, characteristics that still defi ne the breed today. Despite the age of the breed, Pinzgauers are one of the lesser known breeds in this country. Because of the similarities in color patterns, Pinzgauers are even sometimes mistaken to be—or related to— Longhorn cattle. “Pinzgauer cattle have been around for hundreds of years, yet I continually run into people that have never heard of them,” claims Ferguson. The cattle are regarded for their docility and disease resistance. They provide above average fertility, have skin and hair attributes that prevent sun or insect related problems, and few eye issues. The Pinzgauer is a Continental breed that provides an opportunity for adding heterosis. Effi ciency, early maturity, and maternal ability also set Pinzgauer apart, as does longevity. It is not uncommon for females to produce calves well into their teens. The breed performs on the plate as well. International research has shown Pinzgauer beef excels in marbling, fl avor and tenderness. Research done at the USDA Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Nebraska also showed that Pinzgauer-infl uenced steers topped other breeds in Stoecklein Photography Workshops Photography of• the American West Our mission is to teach the essentials of digital photography and to keep the spirit of the West alive through our images. 2018 Workshops February 9-11 Santa Ynez Valley Buellton, CA April 20-22 Saunders Ranch Weatherford, TX April 27-29 R.A. Brown Ranch Throckmorton, TX July 27-29 Big Lost River Valley Mackay, ID October 5-7 Three Sisters Ranch Mackay, ID November 2-4 Cedar Point, KS “One of the best photography workshops in the country. The Stoeckleins are amazing−they organize absolutely everything so all you have to do is press the shutter.” ~ Ian Prior For more workshop information and additional dates visit westernphotographyworkshop.com email: photo@drsphoto.net or call 208.726.5191 MARCH 2018 I WORKING RANCH I 89


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