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I recently purchased a 15 month old replacement heifer calf from a local ranch as an FFA project. she is on grass pasture, oat hay,grain (and being showered with attention) with a stall at night and is currently being halter broke. (my arms hurt just mentioning that! lol) ok, my question is.. she is a california traveler daughter.. and i need to have her bred to calve between sep-dec next year. but what would be a desirable bull to breed her to to get a purebred calf with good confirmation and a low birth weight. the heifer herself has great confirmation and is pretty decent sized for her age. (the same size as her 1/2 brothers that are the same age) I was looking at R A 711 Lad 346.. from bullbarn.com.. but i dont really know much about cattle. What bull is currently in high demand? i really need to get a high price at auction, so a good bull is a must! thanks in advance. -meg

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Some questions: Is the heifer registered Angus? Are you planning to sell her calves at purebred sales or the local sale barn? The American Angus Assn. recommends using a bull with a BW EPD of less than 3 on first calf heifers, so the bull you mentioned might not be a good choice for her first calf.

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Some questions: Is the heifer registered Angus? - yes she is.

Are you planning to sell her calves at purebred sales or the local sale barn? im selling her bred.

The American Angus Assn. recommends using a bull with a BW EPD of less than 3 on first calf heifers, so the bull you mentioned might not be a good choice for her first calf. ok i didnt know how to interprit the ##s. thanks!

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G W Bush 050 has a birth weight of (+.9) is that good? i have it narrowed down now to one of 4.. GW Bush 050 (+.9) GAR Designation (+2.1) Leachman Right time (+2.5) Bar S First Choice 9353 (+1.5) unless anyone knows of a better bull, preferably one that is in high demand or has good lines. these are the only bulls i can find with little/no traveler blood, low birthweight, decent looks and they are right purdy too.. HELP! im not good at this bull stuff! :p Meg

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Dam's is Bar Not Rava 837H. Sire Bar Not Powerline 619F by GAR Sleep Easy 1009 out of Bar Not Rava 203B. GAR Sleep Easy is by Tehama Bando 155 out of Blacklass GAR 103. Bar Not Rava 203B is by Bar Not Zenith 001Z out of Bar Not Rava 814X. so much for the dam's sire's side... Now for the dam's dam: Bar Not Rava 404d is sired by JR Juice Z005 out of Bar Not Rava 814X. JR Juice is sired by Candolier Forever 376 out of MG S Black Diamond. Bar Not Rava 814 X is sired by Nelson Bold Ruler and out of Casino P Rava B43.

phew, now her sire's side: California traveler's sires side by RR Traveler 5240 #10705768 by #QAS Traveler 23-4 and out of Eriksay of rollin rock 3320. #qas Traveler 23-4 is by #band 234 of ideal 3163 and out of QAS Blackbird eve 6011. Eriksay of rollin rock 3320 is by shoshone vantage jb23 and out of eriksay of rollin rock 7003

his dam is tehema eisa erica y699 # 11282055 by #paramount ambush 2172 and out of #tehema eisa erica w620 . #paramount ambush 2172 is by #bandolier eston durness 42b and out of EWS miss burgess 1720. #tehema eisa erica is by #Tehema Bando 155 and out of Tehema Eisa Erica p648.

ok that took a lot to explain.. hope someone understands!!

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There are lots of good Angus bulls that will work on your heifer. My suggestion is to look at the Bon View New Design 878 bull that's sold by ABS. He should add some frame and muscle, but still falls into the calving ease category. We used him some this year, but still have some semen left on his sire, New Design 036, and used that on heifers we plan to keep. He's a solid, proven performance bull that will likely be popular for years to come. Good luck....

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