A good herd bull

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A good herd bull

Post by JWBrahman » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:58 am

He doesn't care how many kids she's had or who's their father. He just licks her face and shares his hay.
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Re: A good herd bull

Post by JWBrahman » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:01 am

He's ready to pump it and he will pump it!
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Re: A good herd bull

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:57 am

Nice deep bull. I see you gave him a real nice dirt pile. They do love dirt piles!! I'm assuming homegrown with your brand on him?
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Re: A good herd bull

Post by JWBrahman » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:05 am

Thanks for the compliment but he is a Gardiner bull, that's their brand. He is a 5 year old Sure Fire son that stayed with me over the winter. It's a good comparison of how a bull looks on pasture only versus some feed and hay. The dirt pile photo was September. The hay photo was last week.

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Re: A good herd bull

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:15 am

But isn't that a JW on the bottom of that brand?
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Re: A good herd bull

Post by JWBrahman » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:46 am

No Ms. Jeanne that is the Gardiner brand. Every October a tractor trailer delivers 30-50 new 10 month old bulls to Dr. John Mazoch.


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Re: A good herd bull

Post by JWBrahman » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:48 am

That bull belongs to Dr. John Mazoch DVM.

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Re: A good herd bull

Post by ALACOWMAN » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:25 pm

Good video..has some great looking cattle..
as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Re: A good herd bull

Post by JWBrahman » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:14 am

Alacowman he's a good guy to have as a neighbor. We have stretched many miles of barbed wire together.

There are a lot of people working together to keep it going for so many years. Cooperation with other cattle producers is the fundamental building block. Cattlemen are independent folk who tend to want to do it their own way. There is some room for that, but part of using information wisely is giving the customer what he wants. Companies like Manda Fine Meats tell him what they want and he delivers it.

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Re: A good herd bull

Post by elkwc » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:12 pm

I've not been a fan of Gardiner genetics for sometime. With that being said I like this bull. I also bought 2 Denver grand daughters in Sept bred to a top Sunrise son. So will have some of their genetics soon. After watching the video I'm more hopeful about the upcoming progeny.

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Re: A good herd bull

Post by Backbone Ranch » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:05 pm

That is a good looking bull!
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Re: A good herd bull

Post by JWBrahman » Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:23 pm

Elk some of the Gardiner genetics are the same bulls you find in many pedigrees like New Design and Mytty In Focus. But like Doc said you lose some wean weight versus some of the moderate/average Angus bulls. The calves do make it up with feed efficiency later.

There is also the factor that we use a cow herd with Brahman influence. That adds the frame you won't see with a pure Gardiner Angus breeding.

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Re: A good herd bull

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:08 pm

LOL - I thought that was a very creative brand for JW. Sorry about that. I know of the Gardner breeding, but never saw their brand.
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