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Re: early years of simmental
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 09:47:25 AM »
Awesome article. Never knew that it existed.
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Re: early years of simmental
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 11:53:03 PM »
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Re: early years of simmental
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2019, 07:50:42 PM »
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Re: early years of simmental
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2019, 07:16:54 AM »
I remember dad using Simmental bulls on Shorthorn cows. He bought them from Bob Dickenson in the early eighties. Bob was the National president of the Simmentals for a while. At that time.......Simmentals......were the only breed of the exotic explosion......that was considered good from a maternal stand point.
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Re: early years of simmental
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2019, 07:40:26 AM »
My parents were travelling in southern Alberta, when they heard, on a farm show on the radio,  about a new breed that had recently been imported into Canada. The bull Parisean was in an AI stud at Cardston, Alberta. This stud was Universal Semen Services. As they were only about 100 miles from Cardston at the time, they decided to go and see this bull. When my parents arrived back home, dad told me he had bought 10 straws from this new bull. We were running 350 cows at the time, so we used this semen on some of our Shorthorn cows. We got 4 bulls and two heifers from the cane of semen. We kept the two heifers and bred them back to have 3/4 calves. One of them had a 3/4 Simmental heifer calf, in the first crop of 3/4 calves born in Canada. We were offered $10,000 for this 3/4 heifer calf sight unseen, which was a pile of money 50 years ago.  It was interesting times. The next few years were a bit mind blowing when I think back. I cannot think of another breed that has re-invented themselves as much as the Simmental breed has done in recent years.
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