February 14, 2005 Testimonial from: Bob and Arlene Choquette Second to None Meats
Bay3, 2100 – 4th St. SW Calgary, AB. T2S 1W7
Phone: 403-245-6662 FAX: 403-245-6668
We at Second To None Meats are committed to providing the best product and customer service available. Welsh Black Beef has proven to be an excellent product and has become a “Natural” choice that our customers ask for on a regular basis.
Our customers want a healthier choice of Beef Cuts compared to commercially produced Beef. They also want grass fed beef and beef which is “Melt in your mouth tender”. Black Welsh beef delivers this. We invite you to join the “Slow Food Movement” and take the time to prepare a Remarkable piece of Welsh – Black Beef. You won’t be disappointed.
WELSH BLACK (RED) CATTLE:
“A Drought Tolerant Breed” An effective alternative Breed with an economic advantage
Breed Strengths and Advantages:
(Breeders experience for both Black and Red factor animals)
P.S. Our previous herd sire (Red Welsh) had hair on his forehead that made him look like he had a “Beatles” haircut. Consequently, because Wales is close to Liverpool in Britain we called him “Ringo” and the name really suited him. We have a yearling bull calf that looks just like him and we will be calling him “Ringo 2”.
I was not satisfied with the fertility and high calf losses at birth with the cattle I had, so after some research I took a chance on a package of Welsh Black heifers and a bull sight unseen from Alberta.
Since then all my cows have caught to the bull, all the Welsh Black calves have been born unassisted, no more prolapses, and the vet hasn't been called.
As a bonus the Welsh Blacks are very docile and easy to handle alone and stay in the paddocks with minimum fencing.
We chose Welsh Black to cross with our predominately Hereford cow herd hoping to improve hardiness, milk production and overall performance.
The aggressive breeding of our first Welsh Black bulls showed immediate results, with the crossbred calves weaning heavier than expected. We now plan to change the entire eleven hundred cow herd to the black-baldy cross cows.