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Anyone use him or know anything about him? I was looking last night for semen on hereford bulls and he came up.

I have two cows with some feltons blood in them ( 517) and was wondering what everyone else thought of him or the felton line.
 

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There is a Felton's bull for everything. We used 517 and, to a lesser extent, 532. No bull would improve udder and teat strength, fertility and femininity like 517 did. 532 was a good choice to moderate size and improve fleshing ability. Both had great feet as well. :cowboy:
 

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I see the felton cattle as very useful. I think there is definitely a place for them in the pedigrees of modern day herefords. Eye set and pigment can be a problem though. Here is a quick picture I found of him from a google search http://www.ramersherefords.com/i/p-mo-4.jpg . There's nothing that really stands out in my mind, he just looks like a really well put together bull. A little more heart girth on him wouldn't hurt. I think herfnet is re-updating again so I cant see more information on him at the moment. Are you thinking of using him?
 

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John Ramer has recently sold his entire cow herd to Jerry Huth. He is looking for a home for the Feltons Mo bull. If you are interested, you can contact him at 608 843-8789
 

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buymorebulls":fcxza7fv said:
John Ramer has recently sold his entire cow herd to Jerry Huth. He is looking for a home for the Feltons Mo bull. If you are interested, you can contact him at 608 843-8789

What do you think MO is worth?
 

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greenwillowhereford II":skodungo said:
A very nice bull IMO. I'd use him. This Feltons appears to have 100% pigment at least on the left eye!

You mean to tell me you would use a "4 star tenderness gene" bull? :mrgreen:
 

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HerefordSire":mc5r4e4i said:
greenwillowhereford II":mc5r4e4i said:
A very nice bull IMO. I'd use him. This Feltons appears to have 100% pigment at least on the left eye!

You mean to tell me you would use a "4 star tenderness gene" bull? :mrgreen:

That's better than a 1,2, or 3 star. Actually, I don't know that I noticed the DNA ranking. I do like the look of the bull, and I'm partial to some Feltons influence. This one seems to have at least the eye pigment deficiency solved. I would believe that a 4 star is enough to use a bull of this phenotype as a tool among other tools to achieve a total package end result.
 

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greenwillowhereford II":37u6g0ec said:
HerefordSire":37u6g0ec said:
greenwillowhereford II":37u6g0ec said:
A very nice bull IMO. I'd use him. This Feltons appears to have 100% pigment at least on the left eye!

You mean to tell me you would use a "4 star tenderness gene" bull? :mrgreen:

That's better than a 1,2, or 3 star. Actually, I don't know that I noticed the DNA ranking. I do like the look of the bull, and I'm partial to some Feltons influence. This one seems to have at least the eye pigment deficiency solved. I would believe that a 4 star is enough to use a bull of this phenotype as a tool among other tools to achieve a total package end result.

The 4 star perception increases the value more than anything else I would consider. Have we determined the heredibility of tenderness genes? Maybe 30-40%?
 

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The 4 star perception increases the value more than anything else I would consider. Have we determined the heredibility of tenderness genes? Maybe 30-40%

If you know the # of stars for the cow and the bull then there is nothing to figure out. The laws of genetics do that for you. They are identifying specific genes and the # of copies of that gene that each animal has.
 

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