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Re: Purebred status black Shorthorns?? Has this concept ever been explored?
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2013, 12:13:22 PM »
No way, not unless the assoc lowers the % for purebred status. 
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« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2013, 01:53:14 PM »
The day that happens, there'll be a dispersal in Pottsboro, America.

I agree when a Black crossbred gets allowed to be called PURE I'm out of the ASA and done with mainstream shorthorns. The fact that the ASA did not allow a black purebreds was a major point in my decision to become a breeder, as I have never been a believer that Black haired cattle are better. Hair color means nothing when the animal is swinging on the rail!  :-\  Hopefully this will not come to fruition.

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« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2013, 02:10:18 PM »
Fortunately I'm safe, we don't even allow black noses!

This colour discussion is like prodding a beehive with a short stick on a hot summer afternoon! BEWARE!!!!

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« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2013, 02:18:41 PM »
Interest topic. Also a taboo topic.
At my view pointe in around 6 to 7 years we will see black Shorthorn on main herd book.
The moviment already started with Shorthorn Plus, and these ones will to be use soon on main herd book, as Irish and asterisks were used....by the way genetics is genetics, and black is dominante over all other colors....so soon black Shorthorns!

I think your view on this might be somewhat speculative. I certainly don't know of any Black Shorthorn train steaming down the tracks. It's never been a rumour or a point of conversation; at least not that I am aware of. And, I sincerely doubt there is any movement building. A black Shorthorn cannot exceed a 50% purity rating and that can't change unless By-Laws are voted upon and approved by the membership(s). There's no threat.

The ASA has generated more registry transactions and revenue through their Shorthorn Plus and Durham Red programs. In hindsight, have these been good programs? Was the intended results realized?

I am not for....or against the concept of a Black Shorthorn. I just wonder what the reaction would be if the reference to hair color was removed from the rules of eligibity. I suspect some breeders would walk away, most would simply carry on with the status quo and not react, and some would pursue the opportunity to develop and promote a new sub-brand within the breed. And, just because a Black Shorthorn animal was available doesn't mean the commercial sector would automatically want it either?? It's not a short cut for promotion?

30 years ago Black Simmentals were pretty much a non issue. Today they seem to dominate the non-fullblood, purebred sector of the breed. Fullblood Simmentals of course cannot be black. That hasn't changed. My understanding is that in Canada black and/or solid red purebred status Simmentals now account for over 80% of all registrations.

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Re: Purebred status black Shorthorns?? Has this concept ever been explored?
« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2013, 02:27:51 PM »
Fortunately I'm safe, we don't even allow black noses!

This colour discussion is like prodding a beehive with a short stick on a hot summer afternoon! BEWARE!!!!

The decision to accept Maine genetics at 3/4's must have generated some heated debates also?? Some of the old timers I talk to say it saved the breed. I'm not sure if that's an accurate assessment or not but I guess the question is, what would the Shorthorn breed look like today....where would it be, if Maine genetics had not been implemented?  Better? Same? Worse?

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Re: Purebred status black Shorthorns?? Has this concept ever been explored?
« Reply #20 on: August 06, 2013, 04:21:04 PM »
Interest topic. Also a taboo topic.
At my view pointe in around 6 to 7 years we will see black Shorthorn on main herd book.
The moviment already started with Shorthorn Plus, and these ones will to be use soon on main herd book, as Irish and asterisks were used....by the way genetics is genetics, and black is dominante over all other colors....so soon black Shorthorns!

I think your view on this might be somewhat speculative. I certainly don't know of any Black Shorthorn train steaming down the tracks. It's never been a rumour or a point of conversation; at least not that I am aware of. And, I sincerely doubt there is any movement building. A black Shorthorn cannot exceed a 50% purity rating and that can't change unless By-Laws are voted upon and approved by the membership(s). There's no threat.

The ASA has generated more registry transactions and revenue through their Shorthorn Plus and Durham Red programs. In hindsight, have these been good programs? Was the intended results realized?

I am not for....or against the concept of a Black Shorthorn. I just wonder what the reaction would be if the reference to hair color was removed from the rules of eligibity. I suspect some breeders would walk away, most would simply carry on with the status quo and not react, and some would pursue the opportunity to develop and promote a new sub-brand within the breed. And, just because a Black Shorthorn animal was available doesn't mean the commercial sector would automatically want it either?? It's not a short cut for promotion?

30 years ago Black Simmentals were pretty much a non issue. Today they seem to dominate the non-fullblood, purebred sector of the breed. Fullblood Simmentals of course cannot be black. That hasn't changed. My understanding is that in Canada black and/or solid red purebred status Simmentals now account for over 80% of all registrations.


Of course I'm speculating! I have not a crystal ball!

You is also right regarding what breeders will do, some ones will follow, other will not follow and another ones will only carry on.

But I would like know about what simmie and limmie breeders could think at 30 or 35 years ago about black hides on their breeds.

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Re: Purebred status black Shorthorns?? Has this concept ever been explored?
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2013, 04:25:05 PM »
Fortunately I'm safe, we don't even allow black noses!

This colour discussion is like prodding a beehive with a short stick on a hot summer afternoon! BEWARE!!!!


I'm safe too. Black noises are summarilly cut off and not use bulls on Ai that I heard that put black noises. As well not use non asterisk bull as well.

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« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2013, 05:53:47 PM »
I was a staunch fullblood Simmental breeder 30 years ago and I had no interest in anything beyond that. My cattle were big, high performance, horned and very traditional in colour. Calving problems was often a serious issue at that time. That's one aspect I certainly don't miss.
  Black Simmentals were not on the radar or, popular in the 80's. However, looking back I think it was wise for the Canadian and American associations to allow them. That's just my opinion.
An Association is made up of members who ultimately decide on the key issues in a democratic fashion. Members have a voice. They shouldn't feel restricted in expressing their ideas; even if those subjects are considered "taboo" by some.
It's just my opinion but, even though I don't subscribe to the non-appendix or "fullblood" ideology I have absolute respect for those that hold that faith. There are individuals, good, honest people who have invested serious money to build those programs. And, some of those operations and herds are multi-generation. Therefore, it is important to protect that herd book.
I also believe it is equally important for the non-appendix devotees to understand that while they feel safe and comfortable with the status quo others may have a higher tolerance for change and risk.
 I commend the Simmental breed for not only tolerating but celebrating their diverse history. Even 30 years ago we had many options and "sub brands" within the fullblood genetic base alone....Fleckvieh, Swiss plus 3 French imported varieties (Pie Rouge, Abondance and Montbeliard). And today we have African Fleckvieh as well.

Again, I am not championing Black Shorthorns. However, I am curious to know where the CSA (along with the non-appendix group) intend to get future growth from? What's the plan to increase membership, transactions and revenue? They don't want Shorthorn Plus or Durham Red programs and I respect that however, where will future increases come from then?
 I am not criticizing advertising; it's essential and it works. And, if CSA sponsored ads help producers to sell more bulls....awesome! It's a positive expense and well worth it then.



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Re: Purebred status black Shorthorns?? Has this concept ever been explored?
« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2013, 07:17:26 PM »
The decision to accept Maine genetics at 3/4's must have generated some heated debates also?? Some of the old timers I talk to say it saved the breed. I'm not sure if that's an accurate assessment or not but I guess the question is, what would the Shorthorn breed look like today....where would it be, if Maine genetics had not been implemented?  Better? Same? Worse?

who else besides cunia (trump) or stinger figures prominently in shorthorns?
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Re: Purebred status black Shorthorns?? Has this concept ever been explored?
« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2013, 07:49:01 PM »
I was a staunch fullblood Simmental breeder 30 years ago and I had no interest in anything beyond that. My cattle were big, high performance, horned and very traditional in colour. Calving problems was often a serious issue at that time. That's one aspect I certainly don't miss.
  Black Simmentals were not on the radar or, popular in the 80's. However, looking back I think it was wise for the Canadian and American associations to allow them. That's just my opinion.
An Association is made up of members who ultimately decide on the key issues in a democratic fashion. Members have a voice. They shouldn't feel restricted in expressing their ideas; even if those subjects are considered "taboo" by some.
It's just my opinion but, even though I don't subscribe to the non-appendix or "fullblood" ideology I have absolute respect for those that hold that faith. There are individuals, good, honest people who have invested serious money to build those programs. And, some of those operations and herds are multi-generation. Therefore, it is important to protect that herd book.
I also believe it is equally important for the non-appendix devotees to understand that while they feel safe and comfortable with the status quo others may have a higher tolerance for change and risk.
 I commend the Simmental breed for not only tolerating but celebrating their diverse history. Even 30 years ago we had many options and "sub brands" within the fullblood genetic base alone....Fleckvieh, Swiss plus 3 French imported varieties (Pie Rouge, Abondance and Montbeliard). And today we have African Fleckvieh as well.

Again, I am not championing Black Shorthorns. However, I am curious to know where the CSA (along with the non-appendix group) intend to get future growth from? What's the plan to increase membership, transactions and revenue? They don't want Shorthorn Plus or Durham Red programs and I respect that however, where will future increases come from then?
 I am not criticizing advertising; it's essential and it works. And, if CSA sponsored ads help producers to sell more bulls....awesome! It's a positive expense and well worth it then.

Thanks for your comments. I was just curious to hear how the black fashion was insert on continental breeds.
I'm not against Durham Reds, Blacks Shorthorn or asterisks, I'm smart enough to respect these lines and understand that some times in some enviroments or for some customers these changes are necessary. By other hand I also wish respect for my selection criteria, that is an asterisk free cattle. Also am smart enough to understand that many asterisk free are not as well, and a huge doubt is on open pedigrees on irish and australian catlle. Also not uderstand why some guys keep discouraging asterisk free followers with non conclusive pedigrees analyses...but is a hardy matter to discuss of course.
Finally the unique thing that I would like see on North American herd books was HONEST pedigrees and clear rules for overseas like me, show confidence in import or use some bloodlines.

Good comments.

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« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2013, 07:54:12 PM »
The decision to accept Maine genetics at 3/4's must have generated some heated debates also?? Some of the old timers I talk to say it saved the breed. I'm not sure if that's an accurate assessment or not but I guess the question is, what would the Shorthorn breed look like today....where would it be, if Maine genetics had not been implemented?  Better? Same? Worse?

who else besides cunia (trump) or stinger figures prominently in shorthorns?

Knabe, maybe Cunia and Stinger were used on a time were AI became more popular and appear on a time where people were looking for change cattle as quickly they could.

By the way I not see another so popular and influencial bulls different of these two ones, same with hundreds different bulls available on that time.

Also as traditional SHorthorn type was looking for a change, of course that none traditional Shorthorn type could be used so widely as these two ones, also many traditional were available and the diversity was spread on registers data.  As these two one were able to do a real job, they were used more frequently than other Maine bulls as you know well.

Is only a comment!

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« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2013, 08:31:38 PM »
Well, at some previous time and place someone first floated the initial idea of using Maine genetics to dramatically influence the Shorthorn breed. I don't know who that individual was but I suspect the reaction to his or her idea was interesting.
A broad spectrum of active members will make any association stronger. Having some diversity in not only your genetics and animal types but in your membership also is a healthy thing?
I think it is important to have a good blend of cautious and conservative thinkers to counterbalance the run and gun folks. Regardless, positive change and progress starts with "ideas". And, someone, somewhere stood up and suggested that Maine's should be rated as 3/4 in the ASA Registry. And, according to some....saved the breed.


 

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« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2013, 08:44:13 PM »
The Shorthorn bull Enticer was out of a fullblood maine cow. The paper didn't show that. I think Enticer was actually * free on paper.
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« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2013, 09:11:58 PM »
Yes AJ, I was meaning to Enticer. Some other I suspect also to be pedigrees "mis-fakes".

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« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2013, 08:21:34 AM »
On a previous board I think it was mentioned that around 5 red Maine bulls blood typed ok for Shorthorn.........kinda interesting cause there probably is more maine than thought in the breed......undocumented and.........the Maines are part Shorthorn.
People can't believe we have such a big moon for such a small town.

 

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