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The Big Show / Re: ARG Hector 1777
« on: June 26, 2020, 12:15:51 AM »
I agree on the color! Not what we ar typically looking for but a good looking bull.  When do you expect calves?  What is the pedigree on him? 

The Big Show / Re: ARG Hector 1777
« on: June 24, 2020, 06:54:28 PM »
I think mating him to stout DS carrier females might make some nice replacements.  I have the same concerns as you and am wondering how his progeny turn out.

The Big Show / Re: ARG Hector 1777
« on: June 24, 2020, 09:28:51 AM »
Anybody have or seen calves by him?  Epd's suggest he could be a good calving ease bull.

The Big Show / Re: Got Milk?
« on: May 04, 2020, 11:18:10 PM »
Austin city limit is a rodeo drive son out of a hilltop lancer(mikling shorthorn) he was bred by waukaru shorthorns and produced good females.  He did throw some large bw calves every now and then.  Contact shadybrook abot scotty and Buckshot.  Diamond cutter was a leggs 21 son out of an appendix cow. Irish on the top and good honest cattle on the bottom. Another good bull but can add some attitude every other calf is nps Durango.

The Big Show / Re: Got Milk?
« on: May 03, 2020, 11:40:43 PM »
Austin City limit, Byland Steadfast, Deertrail Buckshot, emerdale Lincoln, lc diamond cutter. The list is in order for how they have worked at adding milk. 

The Big Show / Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« on: December 29, 2019, 04:29:44 PM »
Front 3/4 view for you Mark.

The Big Show / Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« on: December 29, 2019, 04:28:04 PM »
Long look and calf

The Big Show / Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« on: December 29, 2019, 04:24:59 PM »
Mark, here are some candid mature photos and two calf photos.  Roan is a bull and red is a heifer. Red calf's dam is double bred JPJ. Roan bull is out of a ramrod jazz son i bred and goes back to the old GRC mantua marigold cow.

The Big Show / Re: Myostatin gene
« on: December 29, 2019, 04:06:41 PM »
We owned DFS Red Rider 839 flush mate to 844 which is in this calf's pedigree.   We used to wonder how anyone would consider these genetics low birth, calving ease?  We had multiple with abnormally large bw.  When i had a chat with Dr. Byers and Lincoln Job about there 878 calves they said the same thing eradic bw's. We just called it the Red Rider disease.  Mark, i think the magic line may have issues as well.

The Big Show / Re: Myostatin gene
« on: December 28, 2019, 10:13:41 AM »
Dale- i did not see test results on the calf you had concerns about. So, did you just speculate that myo might be the culprit.   I have quite a few cows with very similar breeding to the bottom side of that pedigree.  I really dislike having to pay more and test for more things but, as they say, an ounce of prevention is much better than a pound to cure. On a positive note i really do like what i see from both your HC son and the one i have. Keep me posted on how you mate the daughters.

The Big Show / Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« on: December 27, 2019, 07:45:20 PM »
I would breed her CSF LONG LOOK i have 30 of the on the ground now and they are great. BW are good and i like how they are growing so far. I will try and post photos soon recovering from surgery. semen will be available after the first of the year. If you want to go asterisk free we collected Saskvalley Endover and i believe Carl has calves on the ground by him at Saskvalley and likes them.  If going black clubby i would use I-80.

The Big Show / Re: Looking for suggestions
« on: December 24, 2019, 10:35:52 AM »
I would use night watch.  I have a neighbor that used county O and the smallest bw calf was 98# and the largest was 128#. These were angus/Hereford cross cattle. He was really surprised and said quite a few had structure issues as well. 

The Big Show / Re: 18 vs 24 months old steers?
« on: August 27, 2019, 08:59:35 AM »
I have been contemplating doing the opposite.  I was going to look at my larger calves at weaning and push them to be 1200 by 12 months.  I have one now that has only been on 9 lbs of grain and free choice wheat hay since weaning and he is right at 1000 lbs.  So, i thought if i had known he would gain that well i could have pushed him and made the light weight division next week at the count fair at 12 months old.  Seems to me it would save on the feed bill and produce a better end product.

The Big Show / Re: incorporation of % wygu cattle.
« on: August 07, 2019, 08:48:10 AM »
Yep, cross your DM shorts with wygu. Sounds like the latest craze.   What do you think they would look like?

The Big Show / Re: Oversized switch plates.
« on: July 08, 2019, 09:09:43 AM »
Try National Hardware Supply.  Their website won't have it but give them a call and they will help locate some.

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