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Re: FULLBLOOD MAINE WEEKLY UPDATE
« Reply #30 on: March 10, 2013, 09:10:18 PM »
our danigo x 8s bull. is going to be very moderate and muscular.

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« Reply #32 on: March 11, 2013, 10:15:40 PM »
INDEX is the sire of SLASH. He was lightly used but produced some good cattle back in the early days.

Obviously, you have some nice pics of some Index progeny, but could you describe what kind of calves he throws?

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« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2013, 11:12:55 AM »
INDEX is the sire of SLASH. He was lightly used but produced some good cattle back in the early days.

Obviously, you have some nice pics of some Index progeny, but could you describe what kind of calves he throws?
index only had 1 well known son in the early days. windex was a polled purebred son and the one i remember most as a sire of structurally correct calves with some look to them. thickness was more dependent on the dam. index was used mostly in the well known bar u herd in canada. a few good sons came to the usa, but the mid 70's cattle crash cause most breeders who used them to disperse at the yards. my 3 full brothers are all correct and hit their track. slash has the most shoulder and some leather under his chin, but is moderate and thick with alot of bone. the calf born last fall is also moderate in a smoother package. i think he will feed into a great combination bull. the young calf has the look and a tremendous top. if he develops volume as he grows he could be a great one. the cow will determine alot of what the calves will look like, but they will be structurally correct and cross well with thick cows with volume. i don't know of any other index semen except what's in my tank, but would buy some more if available.

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« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2013, 04:11:49 PM »
Thank you. That helps me quite a bit. We have some semen we are thinking of using.

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Re: FULLBLOOD MAINE WEEKLY UPDATE
« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2013, 05:46:44 PM »
our danigo x 8s bull. is going to be very moderate and muscular./// Kneejerk reaction-best one Ive seen in the pics for what I like- O0

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Re: FULLBLOOD MAINE WEEKLY UPDATE
« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2013, 08:21:06 PM »
... I'm still partial to the Darco calf but the Danigo looks very three deminsional with a lot of capacity. The Danigo's I've seen in the past were very similar in design to yours (by the picture) and if I'm correct were known for good females that could really milk.
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Re: FULLBLOOD MAINE WEEKLY UPDATE
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2013, 08:47:39 PM »
darco

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Re: FULLBLOOD MAINE WEEKLY UPDATE
« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2013, 09:51:02 PM »
Thank you. That helps me quite a bit. We have some semen we are thinking of using.

on blacks, fullbloods, or shorthorns?

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Re: FULLBLOOD MAINE WEEKLY UPDATE
« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2013, 10:33:21 PM »
Thank you. That helps me quite a bit. We have some semen we are thinking of using.

on blacks, fullbloods, or shorthorns?

Fullbloods

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« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2013, 03:24:20 PM »
Thank you. That helps me quite a bit. We have some semen we are thinking of using.

on blacks, fullbloods, or shorthorns?

Fullbloods
what bloodlines are your cows?

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« Reply #41 on: March 14, 2013, 03:42:03 PM »
They aren't my cows. I work with McCulloch Cattle Company because I'm a grandson of the owners.  ;D

We used to have a bull named Mr. Triple L Crown out of Cunia. Quite a few cattle trace back to him.
Next was Jim Dandy out of Stud Muffin. Quite a few of our cows are his daughters. We are using a son of his currently.
About six or seven years ago, we used some Hillcrestview Conqueror semen. We are currently using one of his sons MCCH Conqueror. We also have a couple of his sons.
We have semen on some of the old sires we are thinking of using. These include Covino 3, Index, Prairie Blizzard, Iabon, Loustic and others.

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« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2013, 10:23:16 PM »
Anyone know of any Coca-Cola semen out there?

Also, we have some RB8W semen. Any thoughts on him?

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Re: FULLBLOOD MAINE WEEKLY UPDATE
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2013, 06:33:25 AM »
IMO, both Darco and Prairie Blizzard were two of the best power genetics to step foot on this Continent of any breed. I feel these genetics were under valued and under used at the time. Are they perfect? No, but they offered characteristics such as soundness (not too straight or arthritic) along with combination internal capacity, milking ability as well as anything imported and should be experimented with. Franco was another bull but have never seen semen on him.

There is no more semen on these two bulls and somebody might be wise to exploit them in conjunction with calving ease and full-spectrum trait selection genetics. Just add them to the mix, for both outcross potential and added performance.
 










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Re: FULLBLOOD MAINE WEEKLY UPDATE
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2013, 08:10:31 AM »
I agree that Prairie Blizzard was one of the great ones that was underused. We have some semen on him we plan on using, and I think there is some in Canada.

 

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