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LOW Birth Weight Sire Suggestions for First Time Heifer
« on: January 02, 2019, 09:08:32 PM »
Looking for suggestions on LOW birthweight, Calving Ease Sires.

The heifer in question is a FIRST TIMER. She is a purebred Shorthorn. Her registration Number is   *x4269510  .

Her sires side goes back to Jakes Proud Jazz, AshValley breeding as well as a K-Kim bull and a Mona Lisa cow. Her dam side is all over the place with many coming from 4S, along with GKB and Lane's.

We are looking for something that will add depth, bone, hair, and rib shape. As those are something she lacks.

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Re: LOW Birth Weight Sire Suggestions for First Time Heifer
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2019, 05:44:06 AM »
If you can get a hold of it, Winegardner's Dual Threat bull would do all of that.  They make good steers and heifers.  He is an I-80 out of a WDM x ACE.
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Re: LOW Birth Weight Sire Suggestions for First Time Heifer
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2019, 08:11:26 AM »
Have you gone on SEK and looked at some of the suggested sires from the thread above? There are 5 or 6 proven choices on SEK alone And while you are at it-Look below to the Homeplace Hot Commoditythread below A Shorthorn will change a shorthorn in many more instances than a black one-trust years of experience in that piece of advice Heres a viceo again of Will Lanes Mr Colt that we used on heifers BIG TIME CE BULL-he won some major shows too and comes from very skilled and very honest people O0   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZzz6gHgR24 O0
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Re: LOW Birth Weight Sire Suggestions for First Time Heifer
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 10:37:39 AM »
ANGUS for 1st calf

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Re: LOW Birth Weight Sire Suggestions for First Time Heifer
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 11:43:24 AM »
As a 4H/FFA Dad I never had good luck with any of the so called calving ease shorthorns.  Much better success with an angus.  If I had a heifer today I would try this one... Admittedly I have used his sire, but not him.  I also like the 3ml sexed heifer semen....

https://cattlevisions.com/detail.php?BullId=4239&bulltype=10

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Re: LOW Birth Weight Sire Suggestions for First Time Heifer
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2019, 01:47:41 PM »
I was thinking of the Red Angus breed to as a suggestion. Griswalds bull Detour worked well for us. He is flawless on CE and those cattle do well from day 1. Well about 40 days out from calving them as two yr olds and udder development looks good. We have a heatwave/ shorthorn heifer we purchased this fall that we will breed to him this spring.

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Re: LOW Birth Weight Sire Suggestions for First Time Heifer
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2019, 02:00:08 PM »
cpubarn do you have pictures of the calves from that sire?

Lobatomy I have considered Red Angus particularly CRSL Navaho but I have not able to find calves out of him or even between the breeds crossed. Do you by chance have any pictures?

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Re: LOW Birth Weight Sire Suggestions for First Time Heifer
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2019, 07:35:45 PM »
Why not try Simmental? You can register the calf as shorthorn and simm. Shell Shocked throws 50 pound calves here, VERY small for us!
https://cattlevisions.com/detail.php?BullId=4099&bulltype=1

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Re: LOW Birth Weight Sire Suggestions for First Time Heifer
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2019, 08:01:13 PM »
I have considered Simmental but I prefer the red blaze/chrome. I havent been able to find any. I have also considered Shell Shocked but I have bot been able to find pictures of calves from him, or even SimmyShorty calves.

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Re: LOW Birth Weight Sire Suggestions for First Time Heifer
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2019, 11:24:55 PM »
Id get a hold of Gargan, he owns the Red Revolver bull. He may do exactly what you want. Hell be honest with you and you can read several of the threads on here too. Semen is pretty available and inexpensive.
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Re: LOW Birth Weight Sire Suggestions for First Time Heifer
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2019, 06:29:45 PM »
If you want red cattle with plenty of chrome anf a white face why not use a calving ease hereford like Churchill Sensation: http://genex.crinet.com/beef/index.php?action=DETAIL&code=1HH00109  he would improve this heifer and provide the needed calving ease.

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Re: LOW Birth Weight Sire Suggestions for First Time Heifer
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2019, 06:31:42 PM »
Mark do you have pictures of calves? I have also considered him but have only been able to find 3 calves from him. The two pictured on that site and another from a breeder that owns a bull out of him.

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Re: LOW Birth Weight Sire Suggestions for First Time Heifer
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2019, 06:56:52 PM »
I am not a Hereford guy so I didn't take any pictures.  I saw the calves when they were calving out a few hundred commercial black Angus heifers bred to his sire UPS Domino, a calving ease Ulrich bull, and Sensation (UPS Domino is his sire). Al the heifers calved easy with few problems.  The Sensation calves had the best confirmation.  The Ulrich sired calves made the best BWF cows or so I was told.
I would call Dale Venhuizen at Churchill cattle company and ask him what would work best on your heifer as he has plenty of bulls in his tank to choose from.
The Ulrichs specialize in calving ease bulls and may have some semen they can send to the U.S. if you call them and ask: http://www.ulrichherefords.com

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Re: LOW Birth Weight Sire Suggestions for First Time Heifer
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2019, 08:29:59 AM »
As a 4H/FFA Dad I never had good luck with any of the so called calving ease shorthorns.  Much better success with an angus.  If I had a heifer today I would try this one... Admittedly I have used his sire, but not him.  I also like the 3ml sexed heifer semen....

https://cattlevisions.com/detail.php?BullId=4239&bulltype=10  Really which ones? and how was the hiefer bred? As a Dhorthorn breeder-Ive been around it 50 years or so have also been around Angus Maines and Simms--gotta know the cattle and people who bred them O0

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Re: LOW Birth Weight Sire Suggestions for First Time Heifer
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2019, 10:20:46 AM »
I'm with cpubarn. Just get a live calf on the ground. There are so many Shorthorn bulls out there that have a 100# bwt floating around in their pedigree somewhere. So many projects get ruined by a dead baby calf........and a screwed up heifer with no calf. A dead calf is a throw away calf.
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