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Sitz Barricade solid epds

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:18 am
by Josher
I was just going through genex bulls and came across Barricade? Really like his epds.
Ww: 78 YW: 137
Foot scores in top 1%
HPG 17.7 Doc 22. Milk 22
Accuracies on these epds isn’t very good yet because he’s a young bull but right now they look good. Does anyone know anything else about this bull or have any experience? The only thing I’m not super excited about is the picture of his dam looks kinda scrubby.

Re: Sitz Barricade solid epds

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:50 pm
by Bcompton53
I've never seen a pedigree with a line of foot scores that are all that high. Kinda wild. Looks like he'll grow big calves. keep your pulling chain handy. And yeah, as you said, low accuracies like that are virtually useless in my experience.

Re: Sitz Barricade solid epds

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:15 pm
by Josher
Bcompton53 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:50 pm
I've never seen a pedigree with a line of foot scores that are all that high. Kinda wild. Looks like he'll grow big calves. keep your pulling chain handy. And yeah, as you said, low accuracies like that are virtually useless in my experience.
I have a little more confidence in epds now on young bulls if they use genomics to get them. A genomic test is supposed to be as accurate as if that bull had 20-30 calves. I don’t really know much about Sitz program and if there into genomics or not though.

Re: Sitz Barricade solid epds

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:14 am
by W.B.
I like his sire Stellar. Currently considering him for our heifers this coming spring.

Re: Sitz Barricade solid epds

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:49 pm
by Bluey
Stellar’s Dam has low heel which would be my concern.

Re: Sitz Barricade solid epds

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:35 pm
by W.B.
Bluey wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:49 pm
Stellar’s Dam has low heel which would be my concern.
I assume you have seen her?

Re: Sitz Barricade solid epds

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:12 pm
by Bluey
Yes. In May 2019

Re: Sitz Barricade solid epds

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:58 am
by W.B.
Bluey wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:12 pm
Yes. In May 2019
Would you be will to share your general observations about her?