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Re: ??? HW or Clone???
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2009, 10:05:34 AM »
Short story - if you are only breeding a few cows I'd suck it up and buy the original. 

I only used Heat Wave one year, but bought about half original and half Heat Wave 1 (20 straws of each).  I saw no difference in conception (which was great by the way - better conception than any bull I've ever used - up around 80%).  My only problem with Heat Wave is too many of his calves don't have enough vigor to make it when born in 100 degree heat with the way we have to manage them (they are calving out in pretty rough pastures on their own in late Aug/early Sep). 

I wouldn't be scared to use clones, but the original is probably a surer bet (relatively speaking).

That is odd that you say you got such good conception rates with Heat Wave.  I have never had good results with HW or the clones.  When Full Flush was hot, I always had bad conception rates with him, then since the clones came out, I don't think I have missed a cow that I've bred to him.

 

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