dun":2uyk0o1j said:His calving ease isn;t bad but his maternal calving ease sucks. Sure wouldn;t use him for a momma maker
redcowsrule33":278rsoc3 said:My appologies, dun, but in whose world is his calving ease not bad? At only +1 CED he is well below breed average and not really a calving ease bull for heifers. But I couldn't agree more on his CEM.
IMHO, I think you are better off choosing a good proven calving ease bull for this year and be happy with what you get. There will be a better selection I think by next year if you want sexed semen. You can't build a herd with dead calves and cows from calving problems. Especially if you are just starting out.
If you are bent on sexed semen there are more (I hate to say this) Black Angus bulls available to choose from. But I don't know why anyone would want to do that. ;-)
Yes you can. Untyil they're over a certain percentage they are category III then they are 1B. 100% angus breeding is 1A.Jeanne - Simme Valley":38kh2xe0 said:Does RA let you upgrade??? Now that I think about it, they might. Could you register a 1/2 blood?
It's tough I agree. I'm trying some calving-ease Canadian bulls to limit inbreeding but I'm not happy with the carcass numbers on most. Just for fun I searched for my "ideal" bull on RAAA's website on an EPD search. Returned one bull that fit my parameters. And he's dead.dun":20l2fiua said:Well below what I use but a lot of the popular bulls seem to be going more and more to lower CE and or higher BW. That's part of the reason I've been having a hard time trying to find a new AI bull.