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Less well known Shorthorn herds
« on: June 14, 2019, 06:04:10 PM »
What are some smaller or well less known shorthorn herds out there that are worth traveling to take a look at? I'm specifically looking for productive cows that aren't pampered, but still have a decent enough phenotype to produce County fair calves or "first time showman" calves.

I have nothing against the big name herds, but most of them are already on my list of places to visit this summer/fall, and I'm looking for more suggestions of where I might be able to find some quality cows for building my herd.

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Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 08:24:29 PM »
What part of the country are you from?  There are some cattle out there that should fit what you are looking for.

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Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 10:11:27 PM »
iowa and kansas have several-the cattle are reasonable and national quality pm me if you are interested  O0

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Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2019, 07:52:26 AM »
Don Holliman from Mcdonald Ks. I don't think they paper the Shorthorn cattle any more since Bolze got canned.
People can't believe we have such a big moon for such a small town.

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Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2019, 09:56:33 AM »
I'm from MN, but I have enough airline miles to get me to any airport and I travel a fair bit for work. I'll be out around Richmond VA later this month, then Mississippi and NC later this summer. I plan to attend the Revival in Michigan, and down to Lauer's for their sale, PVF for their female sale, so anyone I can stop at on the way to those sales would be great as well.
I also plan to travel through Illinois and possibly Indiana for the several sales down there (Hahn, Leveldale, etc.) Mark I'll send you a PM quick for some suggestions as well.

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Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2019, 02:35:37 PM »
No problem glad to help-Thats a pretty diverse cross section-JMO-If you sre going to sell any type of show calves-they can be maternal but they have to be thick-and there are cattle like that in no nonsense commercial conditions-Straight performance cattle are very tough to show anywhere-but can do ok with a mix of thick butted breeding in there-So you go to herds that have spent alot of money in certain instances but arent in the advertising-promotional flow-If they were still around-Id say Backenhus ot Schombergs In Nebraska for examples of type-or where those cattle went-Ive got a few suggestions O0

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Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2019, 08:25:21 PM »
Martindell Farms and Sharben in KY for sure !!
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Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2019, 10:23:20 AM »
If you are ever in the Des Moines area we are about 25 minutes south.  We have built up our shorthorn herd over the past 25 years to about 50+ cows.  Our goal is to raise a few steers/heifers for the show ring and then feed out the rest for our locker beef market.   We have AI'd a lot to build up our quality but most recently used a lot of  Farrer's bull like Starburst, Near Perfect and Hear Me Now, & King Of Men.  We kept a couple of son's last year for in herd use only.    The majority of our herd bulls have come from the Strope's , O'Neil, NE.   Our current herd bull is a Red Reward son that came from Sullivans originally but we purchased from Stropes.  .  You can look at our web site www.amosherefordfarm.com to see pictures of winners/sires.  Herefords are our main herd.

We will be selling the majority of our 2019 heifer crop starting this fall .   We need to cut back on numbers.  AI heifers are out of Red Sensation and Kane Captain but the majority  sired by Sull Red Bounty. 

You are welcome to look anytime. 

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Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2019, 06:32:50 PM »
Thanks everyone for all the suggestions, keep em coming! I'll have to sit down and try to map out all of these destinations and I'll for sure post an update once I've picked up my cows. I only have space for about 10 more cows, so ideally I'd like to pick up a couple here and there to get a diverse base of good cows with a bit of diversity.

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Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2019, 10:59:04 PM »
i wish i could help. maybe try looking on Facebook? or asking if any of the OG's on steer planet if they know anyone.
best of luck

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Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2019, 08:12:02 PM »
Hey Blazin A-Heifers like the ones you sold at the Iowa Beef expo-Little shorthorn  plus or whatever are what some of the kids back here want-Ive sold some cattle for Brad Davis-so keep me posted-Right now I have a good friend whos looking for a good polled hereford bull (I keep telling him get the stoutest horned one you can find)-Maybe a hereford or Shorthorn hiefer to show They are very competitive-do a great job and have whooped up on some big time midwestern cattle-Pm me-Ill give u my email quick cell pics of calves on grass are fine O0

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Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2019, 08:40:37 AM »
THANK You for compliment Mark. We keep working at it.   I am not sure how to private message on here but my email is cdamos@msn.com.  I hope to start taking pasture pictures now that the cow/calves are in a better pasture and the bull is out. 

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Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2019, 12:06:41 PM »
Here are a couple cows I really like for an idea of the type I'm looking for. I'll also try to find the thread where I posted a pic of my best commercial cow because I can't find the pic on my phone right now.

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Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2019, 12:13:41 PM »
http://www.steerplanet.com/bb/the-big-show/breeding-suggestions-58699/
Unfortunately I can't get the other cow's picture to save in a small enough format,  but here's the only commercial cow we have left. She's been so productive I couldn't let her go and I'm working on breeding up her progeny to purebred status.

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Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2019, 12:48:45 PM »
That roan is real nice-kinda looks like a hi $ Cates cow or at least may nave some of that breeding O0

 

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