It is good to hear from you and about what you have been up to, since leaving Colo. We are new to the boards, but have been following them for some time. There have been times that we have wanted to jump in, and finally took the bull by the horns, and are actually posting a reply. We have had some Franklin Nash Cattle since 1991 and can honestly testify that we have never had a problem with disposition. I think it has to do with how they are handled. We are around them a lot, don't own a horse, and wouldn't keep the best one, if we couldn't handle it. They are smart cattle, learn fast and are super easy to handle.
When Franklin introduced The Arrow, he did it with the ultimate enthusiasm, and never looked back. The Arrow, traced directly back to Advance Domino 20 in 8 generations. The Arrow was out of a super good cow and contributed in a big way, to the Nash herd for 13 years. He crossed extremely well on the Nash linebred cattle. If the Arrow hadn't been a superior individual, he wouldn't have gotten a second glance from Franklin, let alone 13 breeding seasons!
Franklin followed The Arrow with ADV Z 146, who was a son of Triple Pres, out of a Misch Real daughter. Both Triple Pres and Misch Real traced directly back to Pres Misch 68, one of Franklin's foundation sires. The Arrow and ADV Z146( Z146 has been pictured on these boards several times) complimented each other in many crosses.
It was Franklin's belief, that ever so often, he needed to bring in a partial out cross bull, that traced back to his breeding.