do you seem to think that only YOU can breed a top animal?No but I can breed a cow that works here. That's my goal. "Top" has a lot of definitions. We use two different definitions.
I have not been on here long but it appears to me that you think that using AI, working hard to improve, and caring for your cattle is a fools errand. The real plan is to follow your advice to the letter, and only after many years if ever will we reach the level of the master, kinda like “Karate Kid” right?Your words and opinions, not mine. You play this fat cow or buzzard bait game. There is a bigger middle than your extremes.
but you....it’s nothing but critical analysis, as if you are cutting and pasting from a university textbook. Poor attitude will not get you to home plate. Maybe experience is a sound teacher. Just maybe.
but you have a far deeper criticism, not just of me but others. Your opinion.But you have yet to prove that the industry needs a ton cow or obese breeding stock.
Walk the walk, don’t just talk the talk. I do it without using every post to drop names, tell great bull names or promote and sell.
if that’s shameless promotion so be it. The classified ad topic is locked for some reason. I assume that the board did not want to be a sales source. Here would be the better place to sell: https://cattletoday.com/bannerad.shtml
No mention of selling on the top of the blog part:
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I’ve seen your cattle, at least what you have posted on here and I have reserved comment for the most part, I do believe I said something, and it was positive. You on the other hand, it pains you to offer a complement. I meet people like you around here. I could have VAR Power Play sitting out in the field and they would say, not knowing who the bull is, “I’ve seen much better, in fact I’ve bred much better, his legs are wrong, his feet are bad etc.” Yet unbeknownst to them it’s a million dollar plus bull.I do not promote here so I only posted pictures to show type and not to sell. But I do understand body condition scores, environmental fit and animal health. No idea on the bull: I do not worship bull names and such. Too expensive!
I’m not losing any business by mentioning other Angus producers that sell around here. I don’t care if a buyer heads over to Boyd’s or Stone Gate, in fact we send buyers there. We don’t lose when they make a sale. There is plenty of room for improvement in Kentucky cattle and MANY Angus bulls are needed to do the job. Lots of business for everyone, you have a scarcity mentality though, and think that if someone gains, then someone else had to have lost.That takes years of work to achieve and you act as if it’s nothing, as if the effort was a joke.Never heard of "scarcity mentality" but thanks for the diagnosis. Doc, how long do I have to live?
I mentioned a Connealy Capitalist/SAV President cross, tell me, do you think one snaps a finger and that suddenly happens, it takes years, you know that.I don't know that. It would take buying a cow or a bull bred that way or a straw of semen. Do you really believe SAV cattle and genetics are rare when they sell 450 bulls and 200 females per sale? I do not.
We have a Hoover Dam daughter out of a Eurotia cow who is settled to Bubs Southern Charm, do you think that progeny will be easy to obtain? Not a real good question to me. Would I use them? No. I am just not interested in throwing around names and bull names and making a lot over cattle. I've seen it over and over again. Same thing, different folks, different decade.
There are a lot of other combinations in the works right now, that I won’t share yet, but they aren’t something that came about lickety split.