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Offline 764wdchev

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Re: incorporation of % wygu cattle.
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2019, 01:38:10 AM »
I can touch or get within inches of all me shorthorns, so they must be wild...... So far I have not had a wild Wagyu, but I bunk feed everything.

I bought cows and a bunch of semen from the Panora State Bank in Iowa, when a guy Denny something? went bankrupt with a herd of Wagyu. Some story about how a feedlot in Texas stole a load of cattle.

I had interest, so they let me go through the herd and pick the cows I wanted. I also saw the bulls, and they still had horns. The semen was stored at Hawkeye. They had thousands of straws, and priced it cheap, but I didn't need that much.

I have a few hundred straws left, if someone is interested I live in NW Iowa, and I can get the semen to Stepping Stone easily. I like to trade semen.

If it was easy, everyone would succeed.

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Re: incorporation of % wygu cattle.
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2019, 08:06:34 AM »
Before we decided to liquidate, I'd been toying with the idea of breeding some to this red Wagyu(Akaushi?), Red Galaxy, at ST Genetics:
https://www.stgen.com/sire-directory/beef-bull.aspx?code=203KB01327&language=english&title=beef-cattle

Seems like I've also seen some Akaushi (red Wagyu) sires offered by Bovine Elite, as well, but phenotype was not as pleasing as Galaxy's.

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Re: incorporation of % wygu cattle.
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2019, 09:00:04 AM »
I know a guy that is raising akaushi, I asked him how that was working he said they were profitable but he would not let his kids help with the cattle.

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« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2019, 09:43:50 AM »
Lucky-P do you know the price of semen per unit on that bull please ?

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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2019, 03:41:12 PM »
CAB,
Spring 2019 ST Genetics catalog had Red Galaxy listed at $60/unit for conventional, $80/unit sexed semen.
He ain't pretty, but still... a much more desirable phenotype than most any other Wagyu/Akaushi bull I've seen (and I've only seen photos). 
He is AA for the SCD enzyme test, which, at present, appears to be a desirable trait being utilized by some Wagyu breeders as a selection criterion.

 

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