There is good reason this program is going to be called Cross-TY. Ty Jones is involved in everything we do at Red Hill, and he is adventurous. He has heard so much positive family discussion about crossbreeding and hybrid vigor that he is totally sold on providing Red Hill customers with the opportunity to reap the economic advantages gained from crossbreeding.
Ty has also observed the tremendous performance advantages of crossbred pigs compared to purebreds. We will continue to identify cattle from other breeds that adapt to the fescue environment and management scheme at Red Hill. The reason for these experimental efforts is to identify breeds that can be used to provide more opportunities to increase the profitability of our customers. These new genetics are likely to be made available as hybrids or composites; however, we will not rule out the use of one or two other pure breeds in the future.