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The Big Show / Maternal Credentials
« on: April 28, 2019, 08:31:30 PM »
 Our Jr. herd sire Wolf Ridge Forefront H50 has a stacked pedigree for maternal performance.His dam is an ASA Pacesetter dam and his sire is an ASA Performance sire.His  maternal granddam is an ASA pacesetter dam as well and her paternal grand dam is an ASA Pacer Performance dam,her dam in turn produced two PPD's.His one and only grandsire is an ASA Pacesetter sire and his maternal grandam was out of an ASA Pacer Performance dam.TH,PHA,DS,and Myostatin free.

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The Big Show / Roan Brute
« on: November 14, 2018, 07:25:14 PM »
Took this picture at weaning last week.

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The Big Show / pasture check
« on: June 28, 2017, 11:50:30 AM »
 This heifer calf caught my eye the other day when checking a remote pasture she is about 2 1/2 mo.old.She has an inbreeding coeficient of 39.18.Her dam,grandam, great grandam and great great grandam are still in active production.Her dams heifer from last year is being bred this spring so the potential is there for 5 consecutive generations still in active production.This heifer also represents the 13th generation of this cow family since the foundation female for this line was purchased.Every herd bull that made it to senior sire status in our herd the last 44 years appears at least once in her extended pedigree except for one but his sire and dam are well represented in her ancestry.

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The Big Show / A Mixed Bunch
« on: August 18, 2016, 10:39:58 AM »
This group includes 4 year old cows,2 year old first calf heifers and yearling heifers.They are sired by Kaper 4508, his son Wolf Ridge Frontline H28x, and his son Wolf Ridge Double Brute.The bull they are running with is another Frontline son that is a 2 year old.

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The Big Show / 11 out of 13
« on: April 07, 2016, 10:44:03 AM »
 Of the 13 herd bulls I have had since 1973 this guy has 11 of them in his pedigree.The two that missed out were homebreds with similar pedigrees.

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The Big Show / Frontline Annual Spring Picture
« on: May 22, 2015, 10:41:56 PM »
 Took this one today while he was checking out a newborn calf and her dam.They were both Frontline daughters.

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The Big Show / Need a ride for a bull from Illinois to Montana
« on: May 21, 2015, 08:38:54 PM »
A yearling bull, doesn't have to be door to door,willing to travel some distance on both ends.

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The Big Show / A Pastoral Scene
« on: May 05, 2015, 10:20:27 AM »
I can't believe I had my camera and the battery wasn't dead :o

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The Big Show / For Mark Tennenbaum
« on: January 16, 2015, 12:59:22 PM »
 Here is a March 31st Frontline out of a 7/8ths sister to Frontlines dam.

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The Big Show / A Sire Line
« on: February 12, 2014, 01:47:56 PM »
Took some pictures this morning of our 3 herd bulls.They are coming 6,4,2,Sire,son and grandson.Anyone else doing this?I would be interested in hearing about your program.Warning these cattle are not in show condition.

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The Big Show / The Leaves Are Changing
« on: October 16, 2013, 04:45:00 PM »
 I was taking a scenery shot and this bull stepped into the picture.

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The Big Show / How to Make a Profit
« on: July 22, 2013, 04:13:17 PM »
 Interesting reading in the July issue of beef magazine.The article summarized cow costs for the last year based on records kept on a substantial number of herds in North Dakota.These records had been kept for 18 years and the average herd size was 150 cows.
 A couple standouts were first there is little correlation between herd profit and high weaning weights.Second was that replacement costs for 2012 were 38% of the total annual cost per cow and this in a year when keeping replacements was not a high priority for most producers.
Could the day be approaching when cattlemen ask how many pounds/dollar input instead of what was his weaning weight,or begin to question the seedstock producer who replaces 25% plus of his herd every year or has an average age cowherd of 4 years or has built his herd on embryo producers instead of live calf producers.
 Also another article in the magazine stated that 80% of the cows in this country are in herds of 150 or more head.

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The Big Show / Green Grass Red Bull
« on: May 09, 2013, 06:36:35 PM »
I am really liking this camera!

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The Big Show / Linebred Kenmar President 26a calf
« on: October 19, 2012, 08:47:49 AM »
I have been taking some pictures to update my website.This calf is pictured with his dam a first calf heifer by 26a and sired by our Frontline bull a 26a grandson.No creep feeding.

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The Big Show / Kaper 4508 home again
« on: May 19, 2012, 09:05:26 AM »
Kaper 4508 is home again after a 3 month vacation at Interglobe.We are looking forward to Shorthorn University arriving here June 10th and attendees will be able to see 4508  and some of his offspring.Also would like  to let those who have expressed interest know that we now have semen on 4508 available for sale.

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