Keren":3f61efe2 said:nice bull.
If you can tell me who he is and the breeding behind him, I can tell you if his daughters are likely to be easy keeping.
Keren":29advypb said:he's got a solid pedigree, gberry, from the top half of him, I'd say he will fill those shoes just fine and do a bleeding good job of it.
He's got star chief - miss brandy - martini - rembrandt - all individuals and family lines that you honestly cant go wrong with. Some studs in there that will set you up for success - Monterey, Orcadia Park, Melaleuca, all these breeders have contributed to the founding of our herd, and we continue to source their blood from time to time, particularly Monterey have had a heavy influence on our success as breeders. Particularly, we use these studs because we produce BRILLIANT females from them. In fact, all the blood from these lines has come from us purchasing females. He even has a tic of Michaelong in there - a fantastic bull out of Helen's best cow family. What I'm trying to say here, he has a stacked pedigree, choc full of maternal potential.
When I first saw the pic, my ears (or eyes) pricked up. He seemed familiar but I couldnt place him. I honestly cannot really fault him phenotypically. Now that I see who he is, I understand. This boy is really exhibiting his top-notch breeding.
Between the phenotype, and the pedigree, I would not hesitate to use him at all. In fact, I'm currently trying to think of which of our cows should be AIed to him lol
Now I understand why he looked familiar ... he was the interbreed bull from perth last year.
I don't know. I have emailed Southend but haven't received a reply yet.Wisteria Farms":3f0vl9zr said:Nice find GB...has he been collected for export? That would bring some badly needed genetics into the U.S. (we're still working on the Lerwick Park bull)...