- Dec 10, 2008
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3waycross":1i4jsoq2 said:and his calving ease numbers might not be totally reliable because of structural issues.(coarse shoulders).
W.T":3fe5ic87 said:B.C Hobo 1961 is a very good choice. It has been said that you could drive a truck threw his daughters pelvises. I have a very firm understanding that if you never pull a calf you will never have too. These 1961 cattle that we have fit this profile very well. I check heifers twice a week, and these bloodlines have done well where others have failed. EPD'S can mislead you in a hurry. If a cow can't have a calf it doesn't matter how low the bull numbers are she still can't have a calf. Use 1961 and be glad you did.
W.T":1y80u70v said:Dun We have weighed calves for years and have found that cow families have as much if not more to do with birth wt than bulls. It is my theory it is far better to have a cow that can have a calf unassisted than one that has a small calf. Too much of any thing is too much, and too little is too little. 1961 has proven that his daughters can have calves and he sires calves that can be born. His CETM and CED bear this out. Few Bulls of any breed can due this, and leave good hands off cattle behind. A bull is usually 10 years old before you know if he is any good or not, 1961, EXT, 6807. They work!
Baldie Maker":1wqnytx9 said:I wondered what he would be like on some black heifers that i have.. I really liked his muscling and his numbers for ce and bw.
redcowsrule33":1wi4069i said:I'd like him, but his HPG and Stayability are too low for my taste. Seeing as their accuracy numbers are still fairly low that could change but I will wait for that to happen before I use him.
ollie?":b39cumja said:A friend has used him quite a bit. The calves came fine for him but the foot structure wasn't the best.