Couldn't help myself... here's another. I have pics of him from behind but they're on another computer- I'll get them when I can.
Watertondifter":3dqzugai said:3waycross":3dqzugai said:
well yes...I'm sure they do...and I could list many other Canadian breeders that also raise anice one now and then...even maybe one or two outfits in the U.S.A. that can feed and counterfit an average SOB into sometime that will fool most people including me from time to time. BUT...after having seen first hand the shorthorns raised downunder on the WHOLE...for the MOST PART...and IN GENERAL.....the Auzzies grow some very very sound useful shorthorn cattle. So...tell me, what did you think of them the last time you were there?
R.N.Reed":1x7hxdz8 said:I sold a bunch of semen on a Shorthorn bull to Australia about 8 or 9 years ago.I couldnt give the stuff away here in the U.S. while the Aussies were selling his sons to commercial breeders for 5 to 10,000 dollars on a regular basis.The Australian's have added a lot of Canadian influence to their herds in recent years.
R.N.Reed":ogknlzsm said:3way,I don't know the reasoning for sure but I have a good idea,however my lips are sealed until you tell me the breeding of that white cow.
3waycross":2vq5b67a said:For the record Killala has posted a lot of pics of Australian Shorties here and I have complimented them. However like most of the Aussie posts, they are for the most part SHOW cattle. Most of the bulls the Americans and Canadians post here are what they own or what is standing in their pasture.
The seed stock producers in your area must love seeing you walk into their sales. $10,000 for a commercial bull is not only insane, it is outright unprofitable. Then again some people don't look at profitability. "If it sells high he must be good" is a poor way to judge an animal.Watertondifter":3spitx9a said:Where I live, commerial rancher pay 5 to10 for top end bulls all the time because they understand that it's their cow herd that makes them money and that the replacement females that will become their future cost a be nice of a lot if they don't last past the age of 3 or 4. He is willing to pay good $ for a bull that he knows will build his cowherd in the future. Better to pay $10000 for a good sob that will leave you with something than to pay $3300 for three bulls that will leave you with a wreck that will take years and year to fix.
But thats just my way of thinking.....no need to redirect me to some other outfit to change that. :help: I'm just a dumb commerial rancher.....lol
Watertondifter":1h1smn82 said:Where I live, commerial rancher pay 5 to10 for top end bulls all the time because they understand that it's their cow herd that makes them money
Keren":2pd7mmft said:3waycross":2pd7mmft said:For the record Killala has posted a lot of pics of Australian Shorties here and I have complimented them. However like most of the Aussie posts, they are for the most part SHOW cattle. Most of the bulls the Americans and Canadians post here are what they own or what is standing in their pasture.
I'm sorry but I need to comment on this.
I have made it known clearly several times that our cattle (greys) that I post here, while they might be show cattle, they are our commercial cattle too. Grass fed, productive animals. I'm not sure what you are getting at, but they are 'what we own and what is standing in our pasture'.
What white cow?
R.N.Reed":20g1snya said:I feel sorry for the white cow, she had her one chance for notoriety and has been relegated to obscurity once again.For those who doubt the sales figures I talked about,do a google search for Eionmor Port O Call.There are several sites that give sales results and what type of operations bought the animals.