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The Big Show / All That Glitters Online Sale in the Covid world
« on: September 28, 2020, 07:08:57 PM »
This year our sale is online with only bred heifers, a senior herd sire, a couple of embryo packages and some semen lots.

https://farmgatetimedauctions.ca/auction/9899

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The Big Show / What do you think of this bull?
« on: March 20, 2020, 03:51:49 PM »
In this crazy world our sales facility was canceled due to the covid 9 virus and now we are an online sale.
This bull is one of the lots and wondered if he checks any boxes as steer option. Totally quiet with the best hair coat but that is not my market...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPXr3nYHH-4&t=6s

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So I seem to have an attraction for bulls that carry genetic defects. That kind of supports that they have a certain structure or appearance that attracts people and helps to propogate the defect. I have reently clicked on some prety attractive bull videos then gone to check out their info to find a lot have only a birth weigt, some have performane info and great EPD's but no DNA testing has been done. When there is no testing there is no time to find out before the sale takes place so for me they are automatically off the list.
What do the rest of you like to see when you are selecting a future herd sire?
A 50K greatly increases the info on a potential herd sire. I have attached the latest IGS progeny equivalent tables.

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The Big Show / Our senior herd sires for 2019
« on: June 22, 2019, 06:20:56 PM »
Here are the three bulls seeing service on the cow herd at Diamond Shorthorns this year.
Diamond Belvedere 29B sired by The Grove Kookaburra W735 out of Diamond Dottie 55G.
Saskvalley Curfew 41C sired by Saskvalley Alamo 8A out of Saskvalley Blossom 295A
Diamond Dynamite 6D sired by Diamond Lord Belmore 56B and out of Diamond Britney Maid 2B. (He will head back to Woodruff Ranches in July)

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Cattle Website Design & Marketing / Diamond Shorthorns New Website
« on: September 26, 2018, 12:39:32 PM »
Our website has just been updated and there are still a few updates to be made but the new version is going live today. (if the background is black it's the old version but the new one should be up for everyone to see by tomorrow)

  https://www.diamondshorthorns.com/

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The Big Show / 2018 Herd Bull Line Up
« on: June 23, 2018, 12:13:46 PM »
This year we have some new bulls in the herd bull line up, a lot with similar pedigrees to the last few years. Diamond Lord Belmore 56B headed to Manitoba this spring and and his paternal brother Diamond Belvedere 29B came back to the Diamond. Diamond Delux 15D a paternal brother to both Lord Belmore 56B and Belvevedere 29b all being sons of The Grove Kookaburra W735 .We also used a son of Diamond Lord Belmore 56B, Diamond Empire 6E. Diamond Dundee 26D was used on heifers again as well as Diamond Exceptional 2E a son of Weebollabolla Theodore. We also used Diamond Easy 5E on a few head, he is a son of Coalpitt Creek Leader 6th out of a daughter of Herbourne B Manitoba Gus 13Z.

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The Big Show / Unplanned mating that turned out!
« on: September 25, 2017, 11:47:56 AM »
Sometimes you get those PPM moments that end up turning out. I obviously didn't pull the bull out of the pasture early enough last summer and ended up with one of my favourite heifers, Diamond Dazzling Maid 2D, calving at just under 16 months. The calf is sired by Frimley Cowboy Logic 24C. The interesting part is this was my oldest Diamond Lord Belmore 56B heifer and she has a great udder, had a light birth weight calf and in one of our driest, hottest summer in years has grown and maintained good condition while raising a pretty decent calf. That makes me pretty excited to see what Lord Belmore's daughters do as two year olds. Her three old dam Diamond Bedazzling Maid 64B, a daughter of Diamond Zulu 3Z, is raising another great Diamond Lord Belmore 64B heifer calf this year.
First pic is Dazzling Maid 2D just after calving on May 19th.
Second Pic is a family group with 64B with her two daughters and grandson, already a matriarch at 3 years!
3rd pic is 2D and 55E in August
4th pic is 55E a couple of days ago
5th pic is 64B and her heifer calf this year.

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An interesting study that showed a higher mortality before weaning for lighter birth weight calves!

http://angus.media/News/Angus-Convention/547/Smaller-Isnt-Always-Better  (pop)

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The Big Show / NAILE Supreme Champion Riverstone Sale
« on: December 02, 2016, 11:39:55 AM »
Riverstone Cattle Company is holding their annual sale today.
This heifer sold in the sale last year!

https://issuu.com/primecut/docs/forged_in_fire_16_web

View the Auction tonight on LiiveAuctionsTV 

http://www.riverstonecattle.com/

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The Big Show / Diamond Lord Belmore 56B
« on: October 19, 2016, 09:37:21 AM »
Well I cannot seem to post in the classifieds so if admin can move this post there, thank you!
We are selling 5 packages of 20 straws of Diamond Lord Belmore 56B on Saturday October 22 in The All Star Classic in Lacombe Alberta. The sale will be online at DLMS  www.dlma.ca
We are also selling one of his first heifer calves as well as ome bred heifers some of which carry his service.
The catalogue is online at http://www.donsavageauctions.com/DSCatalogues/AllStar16_Web.pdf  or at
https://issuu.com/anguswebmail/docs/allstar16_web?e=1342601/38801762
Diamond Lord Belmore 56B is one of the best sires we have ever used and we are really excited about his potential.

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The Big Show / 28 Year Old Hereford Cow
« on: October 07, 2016, 09:28:49 AM »
The oldest regidtered cow we had was a shorthorn, Diamond Zeena, she produced until she was 18. We had an old balck crossbred cow that made it to 19 or 20.
What's the oldest cow you have had?

Interesting article from Iowa Farmer Today

http://www.iowafarmertoday.com/news/livestock/legacy--year-old-hereford-witnesses-ag-history/article_bdca636e-8650-11e6-b03c-db593835c506.html

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The Big Show / Pasture pics of bull calves out of two year olds.
« on: September 03, 2016, 06:27:25 PM »
Last year I posted some photos of bred heifers. Here is one of the calves by Diamond Lord Belmore 56B.
He is out of a Northern Legend 3N daughter Diamond Baroness 3B.

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The Big Show / Herd bulls for 2016
« on: May 20, 2016, 03:05:30 PM »
It has been a warm dry winter and spring but the cows have been cycling quickly and a lot are already bred. We are using Diamond Lord Belmore 56B again this year. We are also using two home bred sons of Herbourne B Manitoba Gus 13Z. The new bloodline this year is Crooked Post Drover 28C a bull we are using before he heads to Monty Thomson's Hatfield Shorthorns in Manitoba. Pretty excited to get a chance to use a bull out two great breeding pieces at Crooked Post. His sire is Crooked Post Stockman 4Z, one of the most impressive bulls I have seen. The dam, Waukaru Lassie 334 has always been one of my favourites and is still producing at 13 years of age. She has three daughters producing at Crooked Post including her first calf and another in Ontario. Waukaru Lassie 334's dam also produced Waukaru Carnegie and a maternal sister is the dam of Waukaru Coppertop 464.

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The Big Show / some of our older genetics
« on: April 13, 2016, 03:20:16 PM »
Following along some of threads about older genetics and I came across this photo of a cow calf pair we showed at the 1986 Calgary Stampede. The cow, Diamond Platinum Susan 5P is a straight beef pedigree and the calf, Diamond Uranium Susan 6U, is by Deer Trail Private Eye. We have two ET daughters of 6U in production today and she has descendants all across Canada. Recently a bull in the Who's Your Daddy sale traced back to 6U on the maternal side, (7 generations but it has been 30 years since she was born!)

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