greenwillowhereford II":10mkez12 said:I'm guessing it's the common Feltons influence.
CPL":uemrcme9 said:What are they being fed right now and how much?
CPL":uemrcme9 said:Do you have any plans on who you'll be breeding them to?
KNERSIE":1u0hqo6s said:How did Frank do for you? Really liked the bull when he was younger but the calves posted on Ellis Farms website didn't impress me.
LFF":q88v462a said:KNERSIE":q88v462a said:How did Frank do for you? Really liked the bull when he was younger but the calves posted on Ellis Farms website didn't impress me.
My experience with the Frank calves depends on who they were bred with. He normally decrease ribeye size and mature weights, so if your cows lack ribeye area I would consider a different sire , unless you can get paid more for marbling. I like using Frank on some of my cows that have large ribeyes, low back fat, and are bigger than ideal for my enviroment. The foremost calf on the right in the first picture is a Frank calf and I would like to have more just like her. His calves are normally light colored and I can not say how well they will milk. I have two heifers that will be calving in a couple of month so I will be able to have some ideal of their milking ability soon. There is also a calf in that group that is from a Call 100 heifer and Frank that I like, she is darker colored.
Frank is a good bull to use , however the breeder needs to keep their goals in mind and use him accordingly. He can improve a herd in some areas , but the breeder needs to be willing to cull those that do not meet their requirements. Frank calves are probally not going to win any shows and will normally not be visually impressive.