Which ABS Angus Sale Bulls?

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My only problem with President and some other bulls is that they are not genomic tested.
I think it makes enough difference on epds that I would rather try a bull with genomic testing or wait until the bull is truly proven.
 

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Air gator":3kgg5gjm said:
My only problem with President and some other bulls is that they are not genomic tested.
I think it makes enough difference on epds that I would rather try a bull with genomic testing or wait until the bull is truly proven.

Yeah, I hear what your saying. I think that they like to prove them out the old fashioned way and are not totally sold on the whole DNA deal. I also believe that they have all been done because for the longest time their BW EPD Accuracy was up in the+.50 along with WW and YW, but no other traits had high accuracy

They have all recently dropped their Accuracy back down to where they would be with no testing. I wonder if they had some sort of agreement with the Angus association about not posting them or something. Or only posting certain EPDs using the Genomics???

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Air gator":2daj31bo said:
My only problem with President and some other bulls is that they are not genomic tested.
I think it makes enough difference on epds that I would rather try a bull with genomic testing or wait until the bull is truly proven.
Purely rumor but from reputable people in the industry, it is said that those purchased from SAV are NOT allowed to be genomic tested. Also, any SAV still owned by SAV that is being collected on is not allowed to be genomic tested either. I’ve “heard” that there have been lawsuits threatened over this very thing. Puts some validity in this when you see that these bulls haven’t been. Can’t stop someone like ourselves from testing offspring but they’ve already then sold so many units off that bull.
 

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NEFarmwife":1f0j8q77 said:
Air gator":1f0j8q77 said:
My only problem with President and some other bulls is that they are not genomic tested.
I think it makes enough difference on epds that I would rather try a bull with genomic testing or wait until the bull is truly proven.
Purely rumor but from reputable people in the industry, it is said that those purchased from SAV are NOT allowed to be genomic tested. Also, any SAV still owned by SAV that is being collected on is not allowed to be genomic tested either. I’ve “heard” that there have been lawsuits threatened over this very thing. Puts some validity in this when you see that these bulls haven’t been. Can’t stop someone like ourselves from testing offspring but they’ve already then sold so many units off that bull.

I want to add that we have a SAV bull but could have genomic tested. However, this was a $8k bull, not an $800k bull. I’m sure if this is true, there is a monetary line to where this is established in contract or fear mongering.

And if they happen to have anyone who reads this board, I’d love for them to dispel the rumors.
 
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NEFarmwife,
I think that BullBarn ads can be off sometimes.
If you look at a registered Angus animal that has been genomic tested the type of test is noted.
I don't remember any SAV bull with genomic testing.
Connealy does test their bulls.

It is a good idea to wait to see the quality of calves anyway but in a flush I would like to know which bull is going to have a +30 for milk and which bull is going to have a +16 for milk. I am repeating myself here but I had a bull calf tested.
His epds would have been about 75 to 85 maybe for YW and his milk would have been about +21.
After the genomic testing his YW is now +104 and his milk dropped to +8.
I like SAV's animals but the genomic testing would help me decide which one to use.
I used Resource this year but with him I know what to expect for his milk.
And the thing about SAV is that there are so many bulls to choose from that are closely related and phenotypically look similar or may even be flush mates.

I think the one example of genomic testing making an impact is the Quaker Hill Manning flush.
I think there was a bull in that flush that was overlooked and then the genomic testing boosted him a bit.
Alta has him....Quaker Hill Mile High. (The genomic testing probably made Quaker Hill some money).
 

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I just looked up on the Angus Australia website and both SAV Renown and Resource have had genomics done. It is usually the first step now when semen is imported for it to be done to help with converting their EPD's to our EBV's so if you are familiar with our EBV numbers it may be a back door way of getting a line on the effect of genomics.

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wbvs58,
I tried looking up the genomic testing from Australia with no luck.
It looks like they were tested for parents but not genomic tested.
I think it would be part of their ads if they were.

As for not being allowed to genomic test a SAV bull if they retain interest in the bull then they can make that decision.
To be honest, from a seller's standpoint I don't know there is any benefit to doing that. What would you gain, other than the same benefits a typical breeder would gain? You have much more to lose as a seller by genomic testing because there are fewer bulls that produce at a high level.
 

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Air gator":3rcoo7p9 said:
wbvs58,
I tried looking up the genomic testing from Australia with no luck.
It looks like they were tested for parents but not genomic tested.
I think it would be part of their ads if they were.

As for not being allowed to genomic test a SAV bull if they retain interest in the bull then they can make that decision.
To be honest, from a seller's standpoint I don't know there is any benefit to doing that. What would you gain, other than the same benefits a typical breeder would gain? You have much more to lose as a seller by genomic testing because there are fewer bulls that produce at a high level.

This link should bring up the EBV's
http://abri.une.edu.au/online/cgi-bin/i ... 9=5B5F5C59
Where it says Traits Observed Genomics that refers to the full HD50K genomic profile. When I get a heifer"s genomics done I don't get to see any actual results from the likes of Zoetus now, I just get to see a change in the EBV's. We used to get a printout from Zoetus but since they changed to the single step calculations it just all happens in the system.

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NEFarmwife":1xr6dkme said:
Air gator":1xr6dkme said:
My only problem with President and some other bulls is that they are not genomic tested.
I think it makes enough difference on epds that I would rather try a bull with genomic testing or wait until the bull is truly proven.
Purely rumor but from reputable people in the industry, it is said that those purchased from SAV are NOT allowed to be genomic tested. Also, any SAV still owned by SAV that is being collected on is not allowed to be genomic tested either. I’ve “heard” that there have been lawsuits threatened over this very thing. Puts some validity in this when you see that these bulls haven’t been. Can’t stop someone like ourselves from testing offspring but they’ve already then sold so many units off that bull.

I’m pretty sure that what you’re saying is correct. Those Charlo x 4136 flushmates were not allowed to be genomically tested against each other. Or at least the results not posted for a certain amount of time.
I think they probably do that so that they all have an equal shot of selling Semen to everybody without having one or two standouts on paper?

President (Herbster)
Rainfall (Select Sires)
Raindance (ST Genetics)
Governor (Herbster)
Rainmaster (ABS)
Reign (Genex)

All had much higher accuracy’s for BW, WW, YW. Only way that happens is if they are Genomically Tested.

Now they are all lower accuracy on those traits. Something very strange about that.

(Here’s Rainfall in 2018 Spring Directory)


(Rainfall 2018 Fall Directory)
 

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I believe based on what I’ve heard, that it’s to not expose the “real” numbers that these bulls produce.

By the time the accuracy is there to prove the actuals, they’ve already made bank on the semen sales and we’re all left with an “average” sire that may have produced big bw calves or a cow that couldn’t wean off a good calf.

What if these large seedstock producers never actually provided real numbers? BW, CE, YW, etc... We’ve all speculated this for quite a while.

We’ve purchased several PB bred heifers these last 8-9 months and they’ve calved. While we have these calves EPDs based off of the AAs calculations, we do plan to i50K them at weaning.

While I know EPDs aren’t for everyone or as important... I like to know what traits they’ve inherited from their pedigree. Both parents could have been a low BW but little heifer Sally may have gotten granddams heavy BW.
 

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Yeah, I do personally believe that EPDs are a little bit overhyped. While Schaff cattle are not usually top of the breed EPD wise based on CED, BW, WW. They have worked really well on our cows as far as structure,feet, thickness etc.
Weve chased some bulls with super EPD’s and have been disappointed lately.
Here’s a bull calf by Tex Playbook x Seedstock first calf heifer( not crazy high EPD but really nice shape)

 

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record setting schaff bulls post some rough numbers after being in production - Brave, Harvestor, International, etc... some pretty rough numbers coming out of Ohlde cattle too. Yet some premier programs.

I've bought cleanup bulls over the years from Wilson cattle - the show folks near Indy. Their numbers are pretty bland but Wilson's is always in the hunt at Denver and other shows. Could argue that show bulls don't make good breeding bulls I suppose. My best cleanup bulls have come from his place out of Prestige and Spoiler and I'm no show guy.

Heck, Charlo's numbers are rough - except for $EN. -4 CEM? He spent a while with negative docility. 82 $B. What does 82$B mean when the latest bulls are doing 200+ and Charlo runs the table at the Schaff sale?

EPDs are an interesting thing....
 

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ABS has their fall sale going on. It is NOT as good as their sale last year.
Last year they had 7229, Hoover Dam and others on sale.
They have Payweight on sale....about a month after I paid full price.

http://www.absglobal.com/us/beef/beef-specials/
Was able to get a few straws of Payweight, and got a few of Impression also.
 

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