Pete is our one non-show steer.
He is a piedmontese, an Italian beef breed that is double muscled. He was purchased to fill our freezer with lean beef.
But his beefy personality is beginning to show. Dairy steer are mellow, sweet. Beef are much more assertive.
I don’t like the kids to turn their backs on Pete. I honestly don’t trust him.
He is quick to lower his head and charge. If the kids are in the pen then I am too. I carry a show stick and he respects my space.
He makes me appreciate our mellow Dairy steer! I would take a holstein or brown swiss over a beef breed after any day.