- Dec 2, 2007
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gizmom said:We have used Charlo quite a bit at this point. The negatives he will put some snort in them not extreme but certainly not docile. We weed out temperament at weaning so far none have got worse as they aged the temperament has shown up early. He will reduce frame size but matching him up to the right female just works. His sons are extremely easy to sell and his daughters are going to be his ultimate legacy. They breed up wean excellent calves, maintain condition and have beautiful udders. We just delivered a cow to Bickett Genetics that we have flushed twice to Charlo in the past the first flush this go round will be back to Charlo. The first flush I got 8 calves 7 bulls and one heifer. The heifer weaned her first calf with a 101 ratio bred back AI first time through the chute. Her 7 flush brothers were the first 7 bulls sold as long yearlings. One of my best bull calves again this year is out of the 2nd flush to Charlo and 0524 but this year I got 3 heifer calves and only one bull. Our son pulled one of the heifers up to halter break but turned her back out to much heat for an 8 year old, not crazy but definitely not docile. Hopefully I can get some additional eggs in the tank.
I would like to take the frame size of my cows down a tick and tighten up udders. I am concerned about calving ease maternal. I don't need docile but can't stand crazy. I would like to improve feed efficiency but mostly would like to get to a cow herd that can get by with less and if I need to sell some bulls with more leg, then I will use the sire to add the leg and not the dam.
My cows are 6 frame now sired by Thunder, CC&7, Hoover Dam, Sub Zero, Double Vision. Most of my money comes from selling bulls. Most buyers like a 6 frame but I wonder if I can take the cow size down as I said and get the calf frame with the bull. Also, all my bulls sell as 18+ mo as I calve in the fall and most my customers calve in spring. Gives the bulls some age without having to push them as hard to mature.