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Steer Planet Chat => The Big Show => Topic started by: mdmello on April 15, 2019, 01:36:55 PM

Title: CSCX Bandwagon...Is he safe for a second calf heifer?
Post by: mdmello on April 15, 2019, 01:36:55 PM
I am looking to breed my second calf, Pumpdaddy heifer to Bandwagon. She had an unassisted first delivery when she was bred to a low birthweight Angus Bull. His birthweight is 82, just wanting to make sure that's reasonable.
Title: Re: CSCX Bandwagon...Is he safe for a second calf heifer?
Post by: CRS on April 15, 2019, 10:13:41 PM
I would generally say yes.  I have used Bandwagon's sire Optimus Prime on heifers with no issues.  Bandwagon has a good CED EPD and as long as the cow doesn't have some funky big stuff in her pedigree, I would say you should be fine.
Title: Re: CSCX Bandwagon...Is he safe for a second calf heifer?
Post by: jd720 on April 15, 2019, 10:20:27 PM
I wouldn`t be afraid of him on a 2nd calf. The ones I`ve had were really nice calves with good dispositions. The heifer I kept was good mother and had a heifer by CCR Boulder that I also am keeping.
Title: Re: CSCX Bandwagon...Is he safe for a second calf heifer?
Post by: mdmello on April 15, 2019, 11:10:32 PM
Thank you so much for your replies. I will go ahead with the breeding, and see what we get.