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Anyone have Combustible Calves
« on: February 28, 2014, 11:20:07 PM »
Anyone have Combustible calves on the ground?  Do you like them?  What did he work on?

Also what are the sires of your favorite simmental calves this year?


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Re: Anyone have Combustible Calves
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 11:33:02 PM »
Don't have any Combustibles (did not get any conceptions on the semen we tried), but I can tell you I am REALLY impressed with our Lock N Load!!! I bought some embryos last spring (dam SS U Nights Misti) from Lazy H and after seeing just a few Lock N Load calves this summer and fall, I was really disappointed and hoped I did not make a mistake by getting those embryos.  We only put one in last spring, and it is a solid black bull calf, but talk about BONE and natural thickness!!! WOW! I will attach a pic of him, just days old. We have another one due in September, and one more in the tank I am definitely putting in a recip this spring! WOW. And to top it off, he has a super mellow personality, walks right up to you in the field, and you can walk up to him laying in the pasture and scratch him and he does not move!!! Genex now carries the bull, so I might bite the bullet and pick up a cane to try on a few cows.
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Re: Anyone have Combustible Calves
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 07:27:01 PM »
we bred a red monopoly cow to him and got a sweet black blazed faced heifer. she is in the keeper pen and we bred more cows to him in the fall herd and plan on using him this spring too.

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Re: Anyone have Combustible Calves
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2014, 08:05:57 PM »
we bred a red monopoly cow to him and got a sweet black blazed faced heifer. she is in the keeper pen and we bred more cows to him in the fall herd and plan on using him this spring too.
Lock N Load or Combustible??

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Re: Anyone have Combustible Calves
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2014, 08:38:01 PM »
sorry combustible

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Re: Anyone have Combustible Calves
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2014, 02:59:17 PM »
We just have one combustible bull calf.  He's plenty stout with a big top and hip.  Plenty of bone.  I thought he was shorter fronted than I expected, as her previous calves have been ok fronted but not choke fronted.  I know one isn't enough to base an opion off of.  He also is  follow you around friendly.
Did have a Fatt Butt that really improved the hip on one of our cows, he has a unique look.
Not sure what to think on Lock and Load.  I see some of the sons pictured and don't really like the heart girth. 

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Re: Anyone have Combustible Calves
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2014, 03:50:21 PM »
We have one that is combustible...like he could blow up anytime we start a blower within 100' of him!!

Sorry, bad joke.

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Re: Anyone have Combustible Calves
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2014, 11:30:15 AM »
Any more comments on calves out of simmi bulls? 
Sure seems to be a large number of bulls being marketed with some good qualities.  Even some viable outcrosses to the Dream On and Upgrade bloodlines. 

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Re: Anyone have Combustible Calves
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2014, 01:40:45 PM »
Don't have any Combustibles (did not get any conceptions on the semen we tried), but I can tell you I am REALLY impressed with our Lock N Load!!! I bought some embryos last spring (dam SS U Nights Misti) from Lazy H and after seeing just a few Lock N Load calves this summer and fall, I was really disappointed and hoped I did not make a mistake by getting those embryos.  We only put one in last spring, and it is a solid black bull calf, but talk about BONE and natural thickness!!! WOW! I will attach a pic of him, just days old. We have another one due in September, and one more in the tank I am definitely putting in a recip this spring! WOW. And to top it off, he has a super mellow personality, walks right up to you in the field, and you can walk up to him laying in the pasture and scratch him and he does not move!!! Genex now carries the bull, so I might bite the bullet and pick up a cane to try on a few cows.

Not sure what this post and photos have to do with Combustible calves. I too was interested in his progeny. Anyone else have info that would contribute to the original post?
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Re: Anyone have Combustible Calves
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2014, 02:45:36 PM »
I know of some darn good Upgrades, Grandmasters, and Shocking Dreams getting bred to him this year based on only a few calves born.  Wide topped, big boned, very impressive.

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Re: Anyone have Combustible Calves
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2014, 08:26:34 PM »
Anyone have Combustible calves on the ground?  Do you like them?  What did he work on?

Also what are the sires of your favorite simmental calves this year?


Don't have any Combustibles (did not get any conceptions on the semen we tried), but I can tell you I am REALLY impressed with our Lock N Load!!! I bought some embryos last spring (dam SS U Nights Misti) from Lazy H and after seeing just a few Lock N Load calves this summer and fall, I was really disappointed and hoped I did not make a mistake by getting those embryos.  We only put one in last spring, and it is a solid black bull calf, but talk about BONE and natural thickness!!! WOW! I will attach a pic of him, just days old. We have another one due in September, and one more in the tank I am definitely putting in a recip this spring! WOW. And to top it off, he has a super mellow personality, walks right up to you in the field, and you can walk up to him laying in the pasture and scratch him and he does not move!!! Genex now carries the bull, so I might bite the bullet and pick up a cane to try on a few cows.

Not sure what this post and photos have to do with Combustible calves. I too was interested in his progeny. Anyone else have info that would contribute to the original post?
The BOLD quote from above is WHAT this post has to do with combustible calves... the ORIGINAL poster was also asking what sires are your favorite Simmental sires, sorry that I was simply replying to that question.
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Re: Anyone have Combustible Calves
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2014, 07:02:59 AM »
we have 15+ Combustible calves on the ground - they are nice - plenty stout with good bone and nice pattern as you would expect - the bull appears to breed like he looks and will add his positive features - as usual the better cows have the better calves and no dinks, all being pretty good - time will tell as to how good they are -

Will be curious as to how his semen is priced in the future.  How did it sell last Saturday?

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Re: Anyone have Combustible Calves
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2014, 07:35:43 AM »
 I have a couple on the ground with a few more coming. I have been very pleased with the first 2. Came easily. Adequate bone, nothing monster but come on quickly, are cleaner fronted than what I was expecting, with good length of neck. The 2 that I have, have more hair than I would have thought and it is good long thick strait hair. Color pattern has been solid with both cows being all black, one calf has a full blaze the other being all black. The hair color has that SM silvery looking black, not that deep dark black color. Both have that color to them. 200 units of semen sold between $60 & $100 per unit. a couple of lots may have topped $100. I don't look for him to be sold for anything under $50 in the future and would guess that he may move to possibly being sold at auction twice a year as so many of John's bulls do, but that is a total guess. The good thing is that there are plenty of great SM bulls to sort through right now. JMO
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Re: Anyone have Combustible Calves
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2014, 08:11:11 AM »
CAB - agree fully and JMO as well on the semen prices with $50 max on any Simmental bull as there are lots of good ones to choose from - people sometimes forget that the quality of the offspring is limited by the quality of the cow, no matter the cost of the semen -

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Re: Anyone have Combustible Calves
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2014, 10:12:23 AM »
We have two combustible calves out of an Analyze This cow that is pretty good in her own right.  Twins (hfr,bull).  Both doing great with attitudes that would remind you of Grandads bloodhound.  Really laid back and easy to deal with.  Wide topped, flat sided, good hair for a PB.  Of course the heifer may be the best 2 month old calf we have had.  She is pretty deadly at this point.  Unfortunately, her brother will be the only one that sees the ring and she is destined for the freezer. 

 

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