- Dec 2, 2007
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highvoltagecattleco":3rpm5k1w said:I cant believe no one asked the following, "Who in their right mind would use $50 semen on a black baldy???" The red calf is interesting using Bushwacker on what should be a terminal cow is the unbelievable part. :wave:
This is one thing about these boards I don't understand. I've not been here long, but I'm surprised at the folks who first assume people are idiots instead of asking questions. It doesn't just happen to me, but happens quite routinely. I am a minister by trade so I guess this form of abuse person to person shouldn't surprise me any more, but it still does.
First, I didn't pay $50, I paid $20. I've had the semen for quite some time. I realize he's worth $50 now so maybe that's a mute point. Bushwacker isn't part of what I'm trying to do with my registered stock.
Second, this particular baldy is not a "terminal" cow for me - perhaps she would be to others. I have many terminal cows and don't necessarily even AI them. This cow consistently throws heifers that have become outstanding terminal cows. I have heifers from her out of simi and other angus bulls. For me, even $50 was a small investment to produce what will hopefully become an outstanding terminal cow.
As many many many people on this board would contest, not all breeding stock needs to be full blooded or registered or black (even though that's half my business).
My decision making process may not be the one you'd have used but I was indeed "in" my mind and not "out of it" when when I made the decision.