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The Big Show / Re: Ads in SC magazine
« on: January 14, 2015, 11:45:07 PM »
See my semen ads in the latest issue of SC for Just Right and Buster

I'm interested to see what the 4W calves in North America look like. Any pics you can share?

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The Big Show / Re: Sprys On Target H189
« on: September 24, 2014, 12:28:16 AM »
So who is the person or persons to talk to about New Zealand and Australia shorthorns.  Who can answer my questions about the breed over there?

What would you like to know?!

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The Big Show / Re: MancheeAg Yamburgan Shorthorn‬ bull sale
« on: August 28, 2014, 07:57:25 AM »
Top price $28,000 for lot 21 (by Yamburgan Poseidon D176) to Carlton Shorthorns, South Australia. Second-top was lot 36 (by The Grove Kookaburra W735) at $27,000, also to SA, to Big Ampi.

70 bulls sold from 74, average $6694.

The Brownlies at Deepwater Ag bought 10 bulls to $16,000, averaging $8850. They are long-term clients of the Yamburgan program.

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The Big Show / Re: MancheeAg Yamburgan Shorthorn‬ bull sale
« on: August 28, 2014, 07:50:58 AM »
You meant Lot 36 for $27,000! I missed a lot of the prices, what did Lot 70 bring? Did you get the average?
Lot 59 by Kookaburra looked good but I didn't hear what he brought. We are bringing our 29B by Kookaburra home on Thursday as well as 21B by Rama (thumbsup)

So when am I booking my tickets?!  <party>

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The Big Show / Re: Futurity Australian Shorthorn Sale
« on: August 28, 2014, 07:48:03 AM »
39 of 40 bulls sold, AUD$6280 average, $12,000 top.

Top bull was Futurity Headline (pictured), by The Grove Kingswood W731 (flush brother to TG Kookaburra W735) and from a JR Legend granddaughter. Top 5% scrotal size, top 10% 400- and 600-day weights and Domestic and Northern Indexes, and top 15% 200-day weight.

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The Big Show / Re: MancheeAg Yamburgan Shorthorn‬ bull sale
« on: August 26, 2014, 11:20:27 PM »
You're welcome.... How's about the Kookaburra bull?!

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The Big Show / Re: Summer calf tour
« on: July 21, 2014, 09:29:01 PM »
I have used him a lot and like his calves I had a 3yr old bull I kept out of a good sh cow had 2 calf crops and he died when a tree fell on him this past winter in a wind storm I thought I was out of semen but have 2 left hope to get another good bull. If I am not mistaken Thunder showed Jackaroo in Austraila.

Actually, we never ended up showing Jackaroo... We sent him out to work instead and then off to stud! Having said that though, I did initially break him in with the intention of showing him. No exaggeration, he was broken in under two hours. Best temperamented bull I've ever dealt with!

Good to hear there is still some Jackaroo straws floating around, keep us posted on the results!

Thunderdownunder - I think that top calf knows he's pretty special and I also think he's a stud. What's his pedigree?
He is a son of Eionmor Piper 23Z and out of a 2 year old daughter of Diamond Urban Legend 28U(a full brother to Diamond Regal Legend 4R) He is bred by Jaimiediamond (Jaimie Chouhan, Dad's getting used to her new name, need to use it!) He was born Feb. 28, 82 lbs. unassisted
                  

Sis is getting used to the new name too!

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The Big Show / Re: Summer calf tour
« on: July 18, 2014, 03:23:17 AM »
Just across Alberta this time tamarack

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The Big Show / Re: Summer calf tour
« on: July 15, 2014, 09:56:50 PM »
I'm also loving this stud muffin (I must have a thing for white bulls right now)

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The Big Show / Summer calf tour
« on: July 15, 2014, 02:36:36 AM »
I've been having fun touring some Canadian herds in summer for the first time and seen some pretty cool calves. This dude in particular I thought I'd share here, he's one of my favourites (I think I've got a case of hair envy).

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When they were conducting trials on Angus cattle in Trangie, NSW, Australia, they had three lines: low, control and high.

The trials which produced the Lowline breed began in 1974, with funding from the Meat Research Corporation, to evaluate selection for growth rate on herd profitability. The aim was to establish whether large or small animals were more efficient converters of grass into meat. This trial continued for 19 years.

The Trangie staff chose one herd selected for high yearling growth rates and another selected for low yearling growth rates, with a randomly selected control group. Satellite herds were established at Glen Innes in the northern tablelands of NSW and at Hamilton in the Western Districts of Victoria to enable climate to be taken into account.

The program involved a detailed evaluation of weight gain, feed intake, reproductive performance, milk production, carcass yield and quality and structural soundness.

The original low line herd comprised 85 cows, which were joined to yearling bulls also selected for low growth from birth to yearling age. From 1974, the low line herd remained closed, with all the replacement bulls and heifers selected from within the line.

After 15 years of selective breeding, the low line herd had stabilised at about 30 per cent smaller than the high line cattle. The bulls were maturing at about 43 inches, and the cows at about 39 inches or less, against 59 inches for standard Angus bulls, and close to the same height for standard Angus cows.

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The Big Show / Re: What do you think of this guy?
« on: January 23, 2014, 11:47:26 PM »
JIT, if I remember correctly, the Lone Pine herd was sold in it's entirety to Spry's a year or two ago.

My brother visited them on an Australian trip a number of years ago and we bought the South African semen rights for Spry's All Gold D052 on their recommendation.  We have not regretted it one bit!  He is a maternal brother to Patent's Ace.  From my limited interaction with them, they are great guys and they sold us a winner.

I have heeded your advice and am linebreeding all his female progeny this year and am using a son on the rest of the herd!

Just trawling and found this... Duncraggan, you're correct. The Spry's bought Lone Pine in its entirety from Vi Hawkins. A very handy addition to the Sprys herd and the results are showing now.

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I'd love to see this bull slicked/wet, anyone got any pics without the hair?
I don't have any pictures, but he doesn't have as much hair as it looks like.  I've seen this bull in the washrack, and he is the exact same bull soaked down as he is haired up.  A huge congratulations to the crew and of course Jordan!

I had a few friends look at him in Edmonton and Regina too but, all the same... I'd still like to see him slick. Anyone?
Also, did anyone happen to get any videos of the champions?

Marksman looks like a good masculine sire, nice job JIT and co.... good to see some balls!!  (lol)

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The Big Show / Re: Speckle Park steer like you've never seen!
« on: January 22, 2014, 06:06:18 AM »
I would leave him tied up and walk him to water and feed. If he doesnt want to lead he doesnt get either. He will eventually learn to lead by doing that

Great advice; this is how I used to break my bulls in.

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Well done to all parties involved (especially the Aussie partners!). He's certainly an eye catcher and from what I hear, a pretty mobile individual with that all-important "sire appeal".
I'd love to see this bull slicked/wet, anyone got any pics without the hair?

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