mtnman":3ppqim52 said:EXT throws more disposition than other bulls, so did his daddy. Maybe twice as many knotheads.
We all know that. Call and ask the guys that own him, and bred him, they will tell you that. ABS sold semen on him, they evaulted 1,000's of his daughters and sons for GTS traits, they will tell you that. Disposition scores were part of that.
It doesn't mean some folks will get them though, it just means that they throw more trouble.
So, they both left enough good ones in production to find decendents that aren't that way, or at least not as bad.
I had some, they were different, and you had to pay attention. I think they are smarter than other cattle. I think they'll mess with you if you are a dead-head.
My ABS reps (2 that I know) never mentioned his disposition. Now I realize they just might have wanted to sell semen. But we all know that the way cattle are handled also affects disposition. If your cattle are on open range and you ride through them once a week on a horse then I would say you would have the propensity for more disposition problems. But for small producers (< than 100 cows, which make up the majority of producers) who walk through their cows on a daily basis, I just believe you'll have very few disposition problems out of EXT. I ride my 4 wheeler down to my EXT daughters when they give birth, pick up the calf, step on the scales, put the calf down and get back on my 4 wheeler and leave. They are probably the best all around cows I have. JMHO