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Re: Your thoughts on some Shorthorn AI Sires
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2020, 12:58:03 PM »
What's everyone's experience with the Red Reward lines as far as performance? How about as mother cows?

I have a couple cows out of a son. They're not the best looking animals on the place, but they have some size, mother well with functional udders, and have raised some really nice bull claves. If I had left the nuts on them they would have been purchased by commercial cow men. Have had a couple other bull calves out of another son that also grew extremely well.

Currently have 3 or 4 direct daughters in a replacement pen being raised along side commercial calves. They are growing well and are some of the easiest fleshing in the pen. Those females are looking like they tend to follow their mothers, which I have no problem with. They're also faster maturing when compared to several of my heavily Canadian influenced cattle.

His semen has also worked well for me. Made 16 usable sexed heifer eggs via IVF just last week and the IVF that made my current daughters was a split straw use that also did very well. If I had just listened to rumors and hearsay, I never would have used the bull. Reality has me wishing I had another cane of semen as I will be using more of what I have in the future.

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Re: Your thoughts on some Shorthorn AI Sires
« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2020, 02:14:27 PM »
I purchased shares in Red Value, Propel, and Red Power, but have only used 1 straw so far.  Three tanks crammed full, so many bulls I want to use.  I have had several calves out of the Red Reward grandson I purchased.  The heifer calves have all been in the mid 60's to mid 70's.  I had 2 bulls calves this year over 100 lbs., though each was out of a heifer not of my breeding.

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Re: Your thoughts on some Shorthorn AI Sires
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2020, 06:49:55 PM »
Oakview,  unfortunately the 112E bull died at the end of the breeding season. A week before i went to pull bulls.  So far i have 4 heifers from him bw from 87-69# and the 206E bull 1 heifer at 65# when the smoke clears( can only see about 200 ft for the last week) and the evac warning is lifted i will try to ge some pics.  Seriously if you are trying to make good cow that are competitive that dont add extreme bw. I suggest propel and long look.  Both are consistent and work well on saskvalley genetics.  Middle daughter is showing a long look out of a ramrod bonanza jazz cow, really cool and will be the future type i strive for. She is similer the the female coyote posted with a little more show look to her front end.

I like the Propel calves also. The bad thing is Schrag took him off the market and the semen that Sullivan has sold in 2 sales this spring brought from $130 to $140 a straw. I've got 8 straws left that I got from Cory last fall before he took it off the market
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