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Dr. Martin Nold
« on: September 05, 2017, 11:27:20 PM »
Dr. Martin Nold passed away this morning.  Some of you knew him, I thought you might like to know.

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 08:53:47 AM »
Thank you for letting us know. I was just thinking about Martin and of my many visits to their ranch in SD, a few days ago. I remember on one visit, I was given a set of spurs to put on my boots and handed a saddled horse, and told we were going to see the cows on horseback. About 5 hours later we got back to the yard. I remember wondering on my trip home if I would ever walk again as my legs hurt so much!  Great memories of visiting Weston!
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 03:36:04 PM »
We purchased both Weston Surprise 3rd and Weston Goliath as well as a couple of heifers from Doc Nold.  His herd had a little more frame when the industry was beginning to increase frame size.  Of course, increasing frame scores became a race, and others soon had cattle with even larger frames to offer.  Nold had a very good eye for picking out a top cow and brought in some useful genetics from Haumont, Frosty Acres, and other herds.  What does anyone know about the Jackson cows that Nold had?

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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 04:04:19 PM »
Did Doc Nold purchase the entire herd from F.E. Jackson?  Jackson was Builder of the Breed in maybe '59.  Was Weston Romeo out of a Jackson cow? 

Nold, a DVM, had a vet assistant who went with him along with a trailer and horse, as I recall.  His assistant would rope cattle out on the open SD range, and then Nold could treat them.  I was privileged to be a supper guest one night with the Nold family.

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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 09:33:32 PM »
I believe that Martin Nold did purchase the entire Jackson herd but I do not remember hearing much about them after he bought them. Weston Romeo was a horned Leader 21st son that I remember very well out on pasture at Weston. He was a super correct bull with adequate muscling and soundness. He sired great calves and I thought they were more consistent as a group than the calves from Weston Dynamo and Weston Shamrock. I used 4 bulls over the years from the Nold herd. I do not know if the dam of Dynamo was from the Jackson herd. She may have been from this herd but I cannot remember for sure. She was named Cecilia Molly which doesn't have the Jackson herd prefix. Most of the Jackson cows were very large for that day, but I have often wondered if they would be considered as big today.
I was thinking today of a cow I purchased in one of the Weston sales. Doc Nold export tested her, and I went down to pick her up. When we went to bring her in from a pasture ( again on horseback) this cow cleared 3 fences before we got her in the trailer. I said to Doc Nold that I did not realize she was wild as she seemed quiet at the sale. He said that I wasn't seeing a wild cow, I was actually looking at a cow with an amazing "will to live".   Even today, I think of this cows will to live when a cow acts up when we are working them.
Doc Nold was a one of a kind man and a great veterinarian. I went with him one day when he had to preg test about 400 buffalo. I really didn't know if we would get out of there alive, but Doc handled the job calmly and quickly and a few hours later, we headed back to the ranch where Mrs Nold had a fantastic meal waiting for us. There are so many stories.. I could go on and on!
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Re: Dr. Martin Nold
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 09:08:09 AM »
I believe that Martin Nold did purchase the entire Jackson herd but I do not remember hearing much about them after he bought them. Weston Romeo was a horned Leader 21st son that I remember very well out on pasture at Weston. He was a super correct bull with adequate muscling and soundness. He sired great calves and I thought they were more consistent as a group than the calves from Weston Dynamo and Weston Shamrock. I used 4 bulls over the years from the Nold herd. I do not know if the dam of Dynamo was from the Jackson herd. She may have been from this herd but I cannot remember for sure. She was named Cecilia Molly which doesn't have the Jackson herd prefix. Most of the Jackson cows were very large for that day, but I have often wondered if they would be considered as big today.
I was thinking today of a cow I purchased in one of the Weston sales. Doc Nold export tested her, and I went down to pick her up. When we went to bring her in from a pasture ( again on horseback) this cow cleared 3 fences before we got her in the trailer. I said to Doc Nold that I did not realize she was wild as she seemed quiet at the sale. He said that I wasn't seeing a wild cow, I was actually looking at a cow with an amazing "will to live".   Even today, I think of this cows will to live when a cow acts up when we are working them.
Doc Nold was a one of a kind man and a great veterinarian. I went with him one day when he had to preg test about 400 buffalo. I really didn't know if we would get out of there alive, but Doc handled the job calmly and quickly and a few hours later, we headed back to the ranch where Mrs Nold had a fantastic meal waiting for us. There are so many stories.. I could go on and on!
I bought four bulls from Doc.  My favorite was a son of Weston Fortune who was a son of Romeo.  Doc was a great diagnostic vet, I have bought vaccine from him for years.

 

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