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Try Paddy O' Malley

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The Big Show / Re: Bull Talk
« on: May 27, 2016, 11:04:29 AM »
interestingly i have used Unbelievable as well and would say their general build is very similar with Afterhours calves having more power.  Afterhours has been used fairly heavily in my local area but has been pretty limited on a national basis.  Brandon Bird had his first set in TX last fall and used him pretty heavily again.  The majority of his calves have been marketed through our online sales.  Dunkau and Pryor have both sold a couple of breds in the $10k range.  I have sold 5 open heifers and retained every other daughter.  I think we have about 30 daughters in the herd now with the oldest nursing their 2nd calves.  Udder quality is beyond impressive.  here are some pics of a few heifers we sold.

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The Big Show / Re: Bull Talk
« on: May 27, 2016, 10:13:29 AM »
We have had great luck on 2nd calvers with Afterhours (Irish Whiskey x Dr Who/Imprint) THF and PHAF.  Will fix udder quality every time, calves are moderate at birth and they have look.  Available thru Cattle Visions

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The Big Show / Re: Breeding Thoughts ...
« on: May 19, 2016, 03:29:38 PM »
I really think Afterhours (IW x Dr WHo/Imprint) would work wonders on the Monopoly cow.  He will improve structure, and give you unbelievable udder quality in his daughters. 
I think i would lean toward simmi on the IW cow.  a blaze faced Broker daughter would be awful cool on her. 

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The Big Show / Re: U Need Me
« on: May 09, 2016, 10:13:06 AM »
We are using him this year.  Flushing a PB angus Lut daughter and AIing to several cows.  the bull is extremely good looking while maintaining Width and center body.  I especially like his hip structure and leg set.  He is 14% Chi which will generate enough Chi to play in the national circuit.    He was easily my favorite Clean bull in Denver and still looks good at stud last week. 

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The Big Show / Re: Sexed Heifer Semen Bulls
« on: January 29, 2016, 11:27:44 AM »
we have Sexed 3ml and 5ml available on Afterhours.  THF and PHAF Irish Whiskey x Dr Who/Imprint.  message for pricing.  collected at Nichols and sorted by Trans Ova.

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The Big Show / Re: Discussion: Who is the best Calving Ease bull?
« on: January 27, 2016, 12:46:23 PM »
we had a couple Unbelievable on Clubby influence.  worked really well.  pic is an Unbelievable on a Sim x Hillbilly deluxe.  so a generation removed from clubby sired. 
used "Doc" several years ago and his females are sure nice momma cows.  I would not call him sure fire calving ease unless you get a hold of the sexed heifer semen.  bull calves can be a nickle too stout on 1st calvers.

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The Big Show / Re: Discussion: Who is the best Calving Ease bull?
« on: January 26, 2016, 10:14:09 AM »
we have used Bush's Unbelievable with great success and i would say he fits your criteria to a T.  he is however,  a Bismark son, so if you are breeding Bismark daughters you might need to look elsewhere. 

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The Big Show / Re: Thomas Ranch Dispersal
« on: October 05, 2015, 12:27:39 PM »
"if the pan's hot, fry the egg!" 

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it sounds to me like this guy just wants some respectable calves for his kids to show. Muscle and look would be priority.  if he wants to raise FT Worth champs he is probably peeing in the wind.  if 1st scenario is correct.  pick the freak and breed on.  i would venture to guess that 80% of the clubby bulls displayed in denver every year would be more successful (read as meeting expectations) on the type of cows you describe than they will be on Really good looking cows that have some clubby blood in them already.  You really shouldn't have to worry about "too Much" when breeding the type of cows you describe.  The great thing about his situation is all clubby genetics are on the table.  the list is incredibly long when you have these options.  pick a bull that catches your eye, go out on a limb, breeding club calves is like a box of chocolates.  you never know what you're gonna get.

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The Big Show / Re: Irish Whiskey Sons
« on: March 23, 2015, 11:06:15 AM »
Although not the goal of making terminal cattle.  the steer mates are attractive and have really good grow.  we have sold several for county steers over the past couple of years. We have used him on a few THC cows and he has proven to soften up structure keep good looks and hair. His bulls have sold very well.  Sexed semen is available.

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The Big Show / Re: Irish Whiskey Sons
« on: March 23, 2015, 10:11:03 AM »
the only pha clean bull on your list is Patton.  We have used him and like the results well enough.  they can be a little round and have plenty of bw.  in shameless , self promotion mode, i would point you toward Afterhours.  He is our Irish Whiskey x Dr Who/Imprint and is clean of all defects.  moderate calving, extremely sound and we are calving his first set of daughters now with great success.  it appears the dr who in the background is really doing wonders on teat and udder quality and they have plenty of milk.  Afterhours is owned by Sugar Creek Farms, Pruess Cattle and Brandon Bird.

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The Big Show / Re: Announcement from Tyson Foods
« on: July 18, 2014, 08:44:25 AM »
this email came from State 4H last night at 10:47 pm

2014 State Fair 4-H Beef of Merit Exhibitors:
IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Cattle that have been fed Zilmax or Showmaxx, two common product names for the component zilpaterol hydrochloride, will not be able to be harvested by Tyson.
If you are exhibiting in the 4-H Beef of Merit show at this year's Iowa State Fair, you MUST NOT have fed your animal these components or they will not be allowed to load the truck to Tyson, and therefore, will not receive carcass data for extra premiums.
4-H Beef of Merit exhibitors will be required to fill out a newly, updated Beef Animal Disclosure Statement (Drug Affidavit) on the 4-H State Fair Livestock website and bring that with them filled out and signed to check-in at the fair.  Look for the "Updated July 2014" header on the form to be sure you have the right one!
In addition to the current rule about not accepting animals fed zilpaterol products, Tyson received two positive initial drug test results from 4-H animals in recent weeks at county fairs.  Therefore, they are tightening their policy and restrictions on buying 4-H animals.  So much so, that the Tyson plant in Denison, Iowa will NOT take ANY 4-H animals.  The 2014 State Fair Beef of Merit steers will now have to be transported and processed at the Tyson plant in Dakota City, Nebraska.  This also includes many of the county fairs in Iowa that are a part of the Tri-County Steer Classic carcass program through the management of Darrell Busby.
The Iowa 4-H program cannot stress enough the importance of our FSQA (Food Safety & Quality Assurance Program), and the importance of following drug/treatment withdrawal times. This is a real-world example of certain actions by youth/families for not abiding by drug withdrawal times and/or using illegal substances, that affects everyone involved.
Thank you for your cooperation and see you at the fair!
Mike Anderson
State 4-H Livestock Program Specialist
State Fair 4-H Livestock Superintendent

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The Big Show / Re: Advice for an Online sale
« on: June 27, 2014, 04:54:31 PM »
We do a September private treaty phone auction and a November online heifer auction along with an online bull auction in the winter.  We chose to stay with the private treaty deal on the market animals for a couple of reasons.  We have found that a large % of our steers stay within a 50 mile radius, but the elite end,  can and often do go to traders.  The private treaty format allows us to market cattle to fit specific local customers needs and feeding/care programs and also allows for the traders to maintain a greater degree of anonymity when bidding against others.  They seem to prefer that. 
the breeding cattle sell well for us online.  We still get the local foot traffic, but the online format allows us to reach a larger number of people across the county,  I am personally more comfortable buying females online, as i put a large emphasis on the program and pedigree when buying breeding stock.  if i trust the breeder/seller to represent them accurately i will not hesitate to bid to my perception of fair value.  The elite end will end up being viewed in person most times by the buyer or a representative for them.  We have been very happy with the results of the online auctions.  it hits a huge number of potential customers, exposes our program on a national level and allows us to deal with new buyers without the risk of getting stung on bad checks and shady characters. 
as a side note.  we picture and video for both the private treaty and online sales. 

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The Eastern Iowa Club Calf Producers will have a super set this year.  i believe all these sales will be in the first couple weeks of September.  ours will be 9/14/14 and is called the Boys of Summer Sale.  you can see lots of cattle in a weekend when you focus on one area.  i would recommend that program.  most of these area based groups will include a map and phone numbers for them all.  usually 20-25 sets of cattle in the EICCP group.  and around 400 hd between them

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