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Re: Looking for old Shorthorn bull pics
« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2019, 07:33:36 PM »
I have a few calves coming from Krakatoa in about a month. Dan Stephenson thinks he can drum up a picture and was going to send one to me. In the mean time here is a daughter from Braun Ranch in Sask.
Does anybody have any birth weight/ calving ease information on him?

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« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2019, 03:40:21 PM »
I will know more in a month. CSA has 18 calves from 4 herds with 83 lb average and 103 index (lighter than average) born since 2007. His BW and CE are both situated that he should be a calving ease type bull, but did see a few pulls on first calf heifers in the data.
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Re: Looking for old Shorthorn bull pics
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2019, 04:25:31 PM »
Thanks, Phillip Butterfield told me that he would be easier calving than Able Seaman.

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Re: Looking for old Shorthorn bull pics
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2019, 08:54:05 PM »
A couple more that were sent to me.

If anyone has pics of these bulls as well that would be great

NVS Valley Shadrack
High Time

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Re: Looking for old Shorthorn bull pics
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2019, 10:27:49 PM »
Ridge Runner looks like an old school Maine lol. But with a shot of milking shorthorn.
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Re: Looking for old Shorthorn bull pics
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2019, 10:30:54 PM »
And CF Total........ looks like a total train wreck. What the hell was everybody smoking back then? The bad hashish? Wut in tarnation was going on
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« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2019, 11:34:44 PM »
I think Ridge Runner is mostly Dual purpose by pedigree (Columbus son). Total was probably not as extreme as he looks as most pictures of that era were taken with hips towards camera to give the appearance of more hip height, with bull elevated or camera person low down to the ground and bellies shaved again to give appearance of size. And again the industry is always in the newest fad - I ask the same question about a lot of the show/popular cattle I see today - what the hell IS everybody smoking? The cattle of the 80's early 90's don't hold the monopoly on poor structure.

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« Reply #37 on: April 16, 2019, 12:35:03 AM »
Totally agree. Trends change and I was just trying to have a laugh. Those are way before my time. Show cattle is about extremes and that is ok. Ive stood behind some club calf bulls and was in awe of how wide their ass is. To each their own. If show cattle is a way in for the youth to get into Ag, Im ok with that.
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Re: Looking for old Shorthorn bull pics
« Reply #38 on: April 16, 2019, 08:39:10 AM »
Ridge Runner was indeed 100% dual purpose, Milking Shorthorn if you will.  He was a pretty good bull in his day, as were so many other bulls at every end of the spectrum in every era.  There will probably come a day when he's "good" again.  Believe it or not, there was a time when Leader 21 was laughed at, before and after he became popular.  What's old is new again. 

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Re: Looking for old Shorthorn bull pics
« Reply #39 on: April 16, 2019, 11:30:57 AM »
Things do have a tendency to come back around.  I just cant imagine the giants ever walking the earth again.  I have a Drovers Journal from 84 and its just unreal. 

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Re: Looking for old Shorthorn bull pics
« Reply #40 on: April 16, 2019, 11:49:59 AM »
One of my favorite ways to spend some free time is to look through some of the 60+ years worth of various livestock magazines I have.  It is absolutely mind boggling to see the changes in types, both livestock and people, over the years.  Since this seems to be a somewhat show oriented site, I have to mention the 50+ year old guide to showing cattle I have.  The author states that it is a good idea to wash your show string once before going to the fair to get them used to the water.  How many of you know what a liner is?  Orvus?  Horn weights?  Have any of you taken a nurse cow to the fair and let your 2 year old show bull nurse her?   Nearly 50 years ago at the old Iowa Royal Shorthorn Sale in Des Moines we would rinse off the mud balls on our cattle underneath the sale pavilion.  Most people don't even know there were water faucets under there.

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Re: Looking for old Shorthorn bull pics
« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2019, 08:14:39 PM »
Krakatoa as a 2 year old.

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Re: Looking for old Shorthorn bull pics
« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2019, 09:16:57 PM »
Thank you.

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Re: Looking for old Shorthorn bull pics
« Reply #43 on: April 16, 2019, 09:38:01 PM »
Heres a pic of High Time, assuming its the High Time youre referring to.  He was full irish by Improver 3rd and was used by Waukuru a little in the early 80s.

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Re: Looking for old Shorthorn bull pics
« Reply #44 on: April 17, 2019, 01:17:02 PM »
Its too bad his rear end doesnt look like his front end in spite of the camera angle to accentuate that eras emphasis.

 

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