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The Big Show / Re: Fort worth steer show
« on: February 09, 2020, 08:24:33 PM »
I only caught the grand drive. How did the overall quality compare to Kansas City?

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The Big Show / Re: 2020 Denver Bulls
« on: February 05, 2020, 06:14:09 PM »
Bull sold to guy named Rusty Thompson from Missouri and ST Genetics in Texas.  I hear both conventional and sexed will be available soon.

I think you mean Rusty Merideth, and his brother, at Merideth Land and Cattle. They've collected quite a few well bred animals over the last few years.


Corrected spelling on the last name.

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The Big Show / Re: 2020 Denver Bulls
« on: February 05, 2020, 12:36:36 PM »
Watched from home, but I thought the sale went well and it sounded like bulls went in all directions. I believe Times Square brought $50k.

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The Big Show / Re: Have any of you tried this for sexing semen
« on: February 05, 2020, 10:29:29 AM »
It's been around a long time. I don't know anyone who used it and is still a believer.

A well know genetics company has used it on some conventional flushes for customers over the years and a few years ago they couldn't come up with a single successful referral in their database.

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The Big Show / Re: Fort worth steer show
« on: February 03, 2020, 07:20:17 PM »
Most farmer/feeders I know want to blow right on by 1,400lbs in order to make money. They'd be begging the bankers to bail them out of a really deep hole if they fed a pen that ran out of steam at 1,000lbs.

There was a decent podcast awhile back about this subject and if it was time to at least make the weights and ages used to obtain them more commercially acceptable. I believe the guest host was Brandon Callis, so it wasn't just some random anti show guy rambling on the internet either.

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Anyone used a galloway like Pericles or this son of Moto Moto on white or roan shorthorns? His breeder used to post on here quite a bit-They were very cool looking cattle JMO

I tried, but did not end up with a calf. I think I still have a straw of two of sexed heifer Moto Moto I hope to use in the future.

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The Big Show / Re: 2020 Denver Bulls
« on: January 20, 2020, 03:28:24 PM »
Traits I definitely value.   Head small enough to make it out on its own.  Belly big enough to consume enough low quality forage to not starve to death in the pasture.   Looks incredibly long from hook to pin as well. A really well balanced bull overall.  I watched the pen show from the house via live auctions tv and even as shitty as the picture quality was, the prominence of Times Square relative to his peers was clear.    I image just the possession side will cost a fella prolly 20 grand. Maybe more.

One thing for sure.   Saskvalley Tradition is a bull thats gotta be used more.  Thermal Energy, Wallstreet, and now this bull- Times Square.   

In fact, if every SH cow in the country were bred to a Saskvalley bull, the overall quality of the breed triple overnight.

I noticed him as a stand out on the video as well and would like to try him on a few in the future, so I hope it's made available.

Totally different pedigree, but I think the bull you bought semen on in last night's sale is fairly underrated.

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The Big Show / Re: Heritage/Native Shorthorn Bull Listing
« on: January 18, 2020, 10:42:48 AM »
Based on what I have been reading and learning lately the F94l variant is also called the profit gene as it improves cutability without adding any calving difficulty.  So if it occurs in native Shorthorns why is it a bad thing?

It appears a Native homozygous F94L bull calf has recently been identified, so it appears to be readily available if a program is looking to add the gene to it's population.

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The Big Show / Re: Heritage/Native Shorthorn Bull Listing
« on: January 16, 2020, 07:25:56 PM »
Is there a stand alone database where animal pedigrees and defect status can be browsed or is this dependent upon the ASA and breeders maintaining dual registrations?

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The Big Show / Re: 2020 Denver Bulls
« on: January 13, 2020, 08:28:55 PM »
Are there any new 1/2 blood shorthorn clubby bulls out there?

Looking for a very clean front, decent spine length, and a touch of frame to go with all the other good stuff.

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The Big Show / Re: Going old school
« on: January 03, 2020, 05:13:11 PM »
If this is the direction people start going to get what today's puds need, it's going to be really interesting watching some of today's kids try to show those 90s Chi calves. The parental rants on facebook when they unload them off the trailer after buying them in some online sale half way across the country are going to be epic.

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The Big Show / Re: Myostatin gene
« on: December 29, 2019, 05:22:27 PM »
Why would you be concerned about Patent?

Patent was tested in Canada and is listed as an E226x carrier.

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The Big Show / Re: Myostatin gene
« on: December 28, 2019, 12:10:38 PM »
So far, 20 females and 28 bulls have results posted in the US database.
Compared to 283 females and 452 bulls posted in the Canadian database.
It looks like several of the US results were actually entered by Canadian breeders.

It's crazy how one little line on a map can have so much influence on something. Considering the consistant flow of genetics south and what some breeders have revealed about the genetics that flowed north, it'll be interesting to see the reaction when more people start testing animals in the US.

The marbling epd, even if accepted as being relatively unproven, seems to have a story to tell in many cases.

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The Big Show / Re: PB Maine Bulls on Shorthorns
« on: December 13, 2019, 11:40:02 AM »
I had a Yukon bull calf out of a non show ring shorthorn. He added muscle mass and expression from end to end. I try not to sell very many bulls, but he caught the eye of everyone who stopped to look and if he hadn't had a white patch above his flank on one side he would have sold much quicker. BW was not much different from the rest of her pure shorthorn calves, but he was noticeably thicker at weaning and as a yearling than they were. I hope to eventually try him on a few more cows, probably Irish based, in order to get the female I think he should be able to throw.

I know some people are starting to think Red Reward has been used on everything under the sun and they're looking for something new, but I don't know what full blood bull would get you close to what Red Reward is doing via Red Avantage. I have 3 or 4 Red Reward calves on the ground now that I still find really interesting after browsing the aisle of the recent shows.

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The Big Show / Re: Sull Grey Goose, Davinci Code and Sonny
« on: November 23, 2019, 07:01:21 PM »
Goose and Sonny appear to be non certificate bulls. Da Vinci Code does not have all his tests, so you're looking at blood testing the calf and getting ahold of the owner for a certificate. The other option would be talking the owner into making him AI sire qualified.

I sure wish they'd just go ahead and do away with the AI certificate process. Tracking down dead people or breeders who left the breed years ago just to register a calf is a real pain.

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