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Angus Herd Sire Progression
« on: February 10, 2014, 04:11:20 PM »
I thought some people might be interested in seeing some pictures of our herdsire, N7's Elvis 9Y, as he has grown and matured.  He is a son of Sitz Upward 307R.  Pictured one the 1st of November as a calf (10 months of age) Yearling, and 2yr old.  Any comments/opinions?

*added pic from May 2018. At 7 years of age he's only getting better.
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Re: Angus Herd Sire Progression
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 04:14:12 PM »
I should add, he weighed 1,000lbs, 2,000lbs, and 2,400lbs in each photo respectively.  He naturally bred 18 cows the first year and over 40 this past summer.

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Re: Angus Herd Sire Progression
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 04:25:04 PM »
He look like a good bull!

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Re: Angus Herd Sire Progression
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 04:42:20 PM »
You know he's a good bull. That's no question.  But with all, there's something you'd like to tweak.  I wouldn't mind his top line being a little more level.  With a stronger top, he might be able to carry his rear legs a little more up underneath him. 
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Re: Angus Herd Sire Progression
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 04:46:23 PM »
I think in his 2 year old picture he looks a lot like his sire from his shoulders forward. He is a good looking bull tho!

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Re: Angus Herd Sire Progression
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2014, 04:47:12 PM »
XBAR I know what you are saying.  The tailhead set from Upward shows up just a little.  He does travel very well however so I'm not overly concerned.  Good point though.

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Re: Angus Herd Sire Progression
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2014, 11:21:46 PM »
Hve any calf pictures?

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Re: Angus Herd Sire Progression
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2014, 09:46:17 AM »
Since you asked, here's a couple of calves I showed this fall off of Elvis.  Bull calf off of a Net Worth 3yr old and a heifer calf at side of her 2 yr old dam.  Also attached is the only pic I have of the bull calf's dam (as a yearling).  We sold the bull calf last week privately. 

Elvis seems to add  style and thickness to his calves.  He maybe sacrifices a little depth of rib, but there are plenty of gutty angus genetics in the world to compensate for that in my opinion. Birth weights have been 74-78 on heifers and 77-90 on cows.

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Re: Angus Herd Sire Progression
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 04:00:37 AM »
 Nice bull. Would go well over tiger daughters and that type of female. Good to see his progression.  <beer>

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Re: Angus Herd Sire Progression
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2014, 09:00:39 AM »
Aussie - Funny you say that because that is exactly how we plan to use him.  Want to clean up the font ends and add some length to the Kodiak, Tiger and Net Worth Females.  He seems to be working quite well on those types.  Also he adds some much needed docility to the Net Worths...

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Re: Angus Herd Sire Progression
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2015, 02:13:02 PM »
Just snapped a pasture pic of the big guy on Saturday while touring pastures with some friends.  I must say, I think he looks better at 4 years old in his working clothes than he did in the show ring 2 years ago.  Not sure if that is an endorsement of the bull or a condemnation of my fitting skills!

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Re: Angus Herd Sire Progression
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2015, 01:47:44 PM »
I think that you raised an excellent bull that you should be very proud of. He looked good as a calf and even better as he ages. Congrats!

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Re: Angus Herd Sire Progression
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2015, 08:41:27 PM »
The more I look the more I like.  Any carcass information on him yet?  Pictures of any commercial calves?
Also have you collected him and will you market semen on him?

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Re: Angus Herd Sire Progression
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2015, 07:57:20 AM »
Thanks Mark.  We don't ultrasound so we don't have any carcass data.  I did the HD50K test on him and he was pretty "middle of the road" across the board. I will say visually, his calves clearly have more length, loin and more rear quarter compared to our other sires including several very popular AI sires.  His calves are long and heavy but they will sacrifice some depth of body compared to some Angus bulls.

We haven't used him commercially.  He walk with ~70-80 purebred cows (about half are ai'd once) each summer so he doesn't have much spare time.  They keep telling me that this is last year at their places because they have too many daughters so maybe next year he can come live with me full time.

He hasn't been collected.  We are so far from any of the stud centers it's a significant investment if we don't have enough interest ahead of time.  Certainly would be willing to sell some though, providing someone wants it.

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Re: Angus Herd Sire Progression
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2015, 08:24:09 AM »
Well breeding season is winding down and I snapped a couple pics of the big guy after breeding his 70 cows.  Not too shabby if you ask me.  I wish every bull I kept worked out like this...

 

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