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The Big Show / Re: Firewater vs Outsider char bulls?
« on: May 19, 2020, 03:46:49 PM »
What bulls gave you a rat tail? Also what kind of cows were they out of?  Were the cow, the bull or both slick haired?

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The Big Show / Re: Firewater vs Outsider char bulls?
« on: May 19, 2020, 12:10:38 PM »
Rat tails caused by th diluter gene in Simmentals or Charolais  hasn't been an issue in years. The animals that caused this issue have largely been culled out since the early 1990s.

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The Big Show / Re: Firewater vs Outsider char bulls?
« on: May 18, 2020, 02:15:31 PM »
Both bulls are big time show ring sires.  Which one you use would depend on what  you need improve to get the calf you want?  What is the end use? steers? heifers? Firewater is definitely a harder calving bull, but puts power into his offspring.  I like his females better than his males despite his negative  milk EPD. Outsider a negative  birth weight EPD and better growth numbers but doesn't have the power Firewater can put into them. Outsider's making a name for himself being used as an outcross for cattle that have Firewater in  them. A bull similar to Outsider is CML Diablo.  Tim Bullock at Prairie Cove Charolais https://prairiecovecharolais.com/ is using Outcast on Firewater females.  Contact Tim for more details.  I would also look at PCC ROME 437B given what you have told me so far.

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The Big Show / Re: Best Charolais bulls for temperment
« on: April 27, 2020, 05:52:06 PM »
Before you can narrow your choices down.  What type of cows are you gong to be breeding?  I think you want to retain some heifers but how important are the steer calvws? How much calving ease do you need?  Would it be nice to have the cows keep their coat colors?
I am thinking of some all around spread bulls here for yuo to llook at and tell me if they are what you ar looking for:
Plesant Dawn Chisum:  This bull does what you want and more: https://www.charolaisbanner.com/pleasantdawn/semen.htm
ACE-ORR lock n load: https://www.bovine-elite.com/shop/beef-semen-sales-registered/charolais/ace-orr-lock-n-load-243p/
RBM Fargo Y111: https://www.bovine-elite.com/shop/beef-semen-sales-registered/charolais/rbm-fargo-y111/
WDZ Kingsman 737 P: https://www.bovine-elite.com/shop/beef-semen-sales-registered/charolais/wdz-kingsman-737-p/
If you want some extra power:
JWX DOWNTOWN 7C: http://www.semexusa.com/beef/i?lang=en&beef=view&brand=&view=0200CH50710
LT Sundance: http://genex.crinet.com/beef/index.php?action=DETAIL&code=1CH00964&lang=EN
Not plenty of other bulls will work for you-knowing what you want is important here.

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AJ is right. Concentrate pn getting a live, functional calf for any heifer.  Thar said enough calving ease bulls are available in many breeds to allow you to choose a bull that fits you selection criteria, management capabilities and pocket book.  Just don't expect drastic improvement to the degree possible if calving wasn't the driving issue.
A couple things to keep in mind:
Just picking a bull by breed is not adequate.  Plenty of high birth weight Angus bulls exist that should never be bred to a heifer.
Also some breeds like the ed Angus have a mean birth weight EPD for bull of around -1.2 LB meaning for a bull to be easy calving he would have to be in the -4 or less range for Red Angus.

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I am not a Hereford guy so I didn't take any pictures.  I saw the calves when they were calving out a few hundred commercial black Angus heifers bred to his sire UPS Domino, a calving ease Ulrich bull, and Sensation (UPS Domino is his sire). Al the heifers calved easy with few problems.  The Sensation calves had the best confirmation.  The Ulrich sired calves made the best BWF cows or so I was told.
I would call Dale Venhuizen at Churchill cattle company and ask him what would work best on your heifer as he has plenty of bulls in his tank to choose from.
The Ulrichs specialize in calving ease bulls and may have some semen they can send to the U.S. if you call them and ask: http://www.ulrichherefords.com

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If you want red cattle with plenty of chrome anf a white face why not use a calving ease hereford like Churchill Sensation: http://genex.crinet.com/beef/index.php?action=DETAIL&code=1HH00109  he would improve this heifer and provide the needed calving ease.

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The Big Show / Re: Need bull suggestions for Char composite heifer
« on: December 27, 2018, 09:54:44 PM »
Here is with the spelling mistakes corrected:

by much.  All three bulls have sired progeny successfully shown.  Another bull that may work is Cedardale Zeal-high quality calves in a calving ease package.  For more performance look at Pleasant Dawn Chisum.
All thee bulls should be easy to get.

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The Big Show / Re: Need bull suggestions for Char composite heifer
« on: December 27, 2018, 04:48:25 PM »
If you are lookig to get a 3/4 recorded Charolais calf out of her I would consider using LT Rushmore. WCC Big Ben or WR Wangler.  Rushmore and Big Ben are easier claving than Wrangler but not by much.  All thtee bulls have sired progeny successfully shown.  Another bull that may work is Cdeardale Zeal-high quality calves in a calving ease package.  for more performance look at Pleaant Dawn Chisum.
All thee bulls should be easy to get.

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The Big Show / Re: Simmental breeding opinions
« on: September 04, 2018, 12:41:32 AM »
I would consider WLB Bounty Hunter 365C: http://www.semexusa.com/beef/i?lang=en&beef=view&view=0200SM30721
Another Simmental bull worth looking at is hart State of War.

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The Big Show / Re: ANGUS PEOPLE!! I need help!
« on: September 04, 2018, 12:25:19 AM »
I want more performance and better everything else here:
For an Angus I would look at Yong Dale Excalibur 32X: http://www.bjcattlecompany.com/xcaliber.html
For a simmental LFE The Riddler:https://www.issuu.com/bouchardlivestock/docs/gtmad_cndcataloguecomplete3.1.1/9
Both these bulls are high performance and are not calving ease. How much calving ease do you need?
As for whether the cow is worth keeping why was she late?

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The Big Show / Re: Red angus bulls for shorthorn cows
« on: July 27, 2018, 07:32:58 PM »
For the Bieber raised bulls on AI  I like Bieber Stakhouse and Deep End.  I also would like XC Declaration.  You do not need a heifer bull since you are breeding to cows and they have shown enough performance to expoit these three bulls.  For heifer I would use something like conqueror.
I would also think a red Charolais bull like Circle Cee Fired Up would work very well for you.

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The Big Show / Re: 3/4 Angus 1/4 Simmi Cows
« on: April 11, 2018, 09:30:57 PM »
oocc,

What do you ant to do with the offspring?  Press the scales? Use them to make show steers? eplacements?

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The Big Show / Re: Which breed of bull ? AI
« on: April 06, 2018, 07:40:53 PM »
Again we need to know more about the cows to be bred.  What needs improving and their capacity to raise high performance calves.  Also what are your management capabilities? Are you going to be around all the time when they are calving?  What is your set up for buildings etc?
Now that that is out of the way: The Angus or any other breed does not have the genetic variability that exists between breeds.  MARC data confirms this. You are trying to maximize your hybrid vigor and complementary between breeds.  If you have Angus based cows you would be wiser in using a Power Simmental (i.e. TNT Tanker) or a high Performance Charolais Bull like LT Sundance if you want to press the scales.  I would not use a black bull of any sort if the cows have the diluter gene present or you will have chance of getting slick haired calves that can be a problem to manage. 
I have not seen a Maine bull I would use in a performance commercial herd in decades.
The big thing is to get a bull that will make the calf crop uniform over a variety of different cow types in most cases. If you can use a Black Angus bull I would be looking at a Power Bull like Young Dale Xcalibur. 

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The Big Show / Re: Flush Option for Angus Cow?
« on: February 28, 2018, 09:30:09 PM »
Remember when I suggested using one of the Peak Dot Bulls?  I think an out cross to SAV bloodlines bull like Hoover No Doubt or Vision Unanimous would work great and any replacements you keep can go back to the SAV Resource breeding you like.  You have many great options.  Also have you ever considered a limo bull to get some good Limi Flex cattle?

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