- Feb 7, 2005
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- Northwest Florida
jscunn":2qvnrfqz said:True grit, I hope to see you and m5 at the sale again this year. I will have to check out the bake sale.
You are not playing fair.. I wasnt including my bull on my list. You certainly have the best set of bulls there.. strong from top to bottom. As far as brangus bulls I think it may be a couple of reasons.
1. Brangus will be challenged to perform at the test kinda like the straight Brahman cattle struggle at that test.. growth curve is just different on bos indicus cattle.
2. All the good brangus cattle outfits in the Southeast have there on sales, so no need to market like we have to.
I would like to see some there. I have a feeling that brangus would do real well at feed efficiency. .
jscunn":25f3ee88 said:I didnt mean it as an insult to brangus genetics, mostly in terms of the growth curve in terms of maturity. The ration is not very hot so cattle with a longer growth curve wont put on fat to look acceptable for the sale. The straight brahman bulls there dont put on alot of fat and have trouble passing the bse. The bse problem is more due to the age of the animal at the time of bse, I dont think brangus bulls would have a problem with the bse. There has been discussions among the test committee about how to set up a test that would better suit brahman based genetics.
You havent seen the bottom of the bulls on video yet, ~100 bulls qualified for the sale. I guess the rest of the videos will go up next week. My guess on the visually appealing bulls on the bottom has to do with fat cover, they are fatter as a group than the top 20 or so. The bulls as a group are better this year than last imo.