KNERSIE":2y1uzzcu said:This coming breeding season I'll use two halfsibs out of my main AI sire as cleanup bulls and use my main AI sire, a bull out of the same herd, a related bull to my main AI sire as a "terminal" bull on some registered second calvers and test a few straws of a Canadian bull I've imported.
rocket2222":14xku797 said:Nice calf Knersie, it looks like everyone wants to see how he develops, I wouldn't mind seeing a picture of him when he was just 2 or 3 days old. He almost looks too big for his age, hope doesn't get to framey for you.
Just curious as a canadian breeder what bull you are using, How you found him, and why you selected him???
alexfarms":1mjkfxtl said:Nice calf. He looks very thick. Old timers used to say if you looked at a bull from the front or back and you can't see his gut, then he would be a tough calver. Do you buy that theory?
KNERSIE":1efmtpvl said:alexfarms":1efmtpvl said:Nice calf. He looks very thick. Old timers used to say if you looked at a bull from the front or back and you can't see his gut, then he would be a tough calver. Do you buy that theory?
If I look at a bull from the front or back I don't want to see much gut, you need width of frame to be able to add muscle and to have easy doing cattle under tough conditions.
When looking at a bull from the front I also don't want to see hips the same way I don't want to see shoulders when I look at a cow from behind.
Australian":1qobl7a3 said:Darn nice calf. Is the rough bushes typical of what you find in your area?
i assume you have never been to that WLB outfit? If you have i would be curious to know more about their cattle. I took a shot in the dark on some semen on a sire of theirs for a young gal that received a heifer i donated for the nile merit heifer program. she was set on breeding her to a polled bull. it will be very interesting to me to see what she gets. i ran some registered cows on shares for a guy several years ago and he wanted me to ai breed them to that gerber ranger i think it was.... it was a flop and i have never really paid much attention to the polled cattle since. we got her heifer safe to wlb's fresh 7m bull. kind of anxious to see what happens.
KNERSIE":gnzou0n8 said:a few people asked for an update, here he is at a 3 months and 3 weeks with his dam. For reference his dam is just over a frame 6.