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Offline SHAGGY

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Mercedes Benz Bull
« on: March 29, 2010, 04:12:26 PM »
Just wondering if anyone has had any calves out of Mercedes Benz yet and how they looked. Trying to figure out a high percent maine bull to breed to a smaller framed habanero daughter, any suggestions would be great, i was thinking of Benz or Hard Drive.
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Re: Mercedes Benz Bull
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2011, 10:51:30 AM »
We just had a MB bull calf out of a Lookout heifer. Slight assistance, hairy and stout.

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Re: Mercedes Benz Bull
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011, 10:57:15 AM »
Seen a 3 days old MB bull calf other day. He has a touch more frame than some of the other calves and I don't know if I am sold on his calving ease yet. Cow was a 2nd calver and about 12 hours after dropping him she prolapsed and died. Not saying is was MB's fault but I need to see more to be using him on heifers.

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Re: Mercedes Benz Bull
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011, 11:06:55 AM »
 We used Maverick (PB Maine) and had 2 hfr. calves this sring unassisted. One was out of a 2nd calf smaller framed cow that had to be agressively assisted last year. Calves are young but look to have plenty of potential.

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Re: Mercedes Benz Bull
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2011, 11:20:29 AM »
Mercedes Benz is working pretty well. Here in IL, there have been quite a few good Predator calves running around as well.  I think the Heaton and Wisnefski families are showing Predator heifers this year and doing quite well.
Shorthorn and Hereford cattle and genetic opportunities available at all times.

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Re: Mercedes Benz Bull
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2011, 01:28:58 PM »
That is good to hear about the predator calves. We bought some semen to use on some Maine influenced crossbred cows. Thought about using Benz but the predators were looking a little stouter.
It is better to keep one's mouth shut and to appear stupid, than to open it and remove all doubt.

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Re: Mercedes Benz Bull
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2011, 03:29:11 PM »
We have a MB bull calf out of a Heat Wave Daughter. Really like this calf. Will use him again for sure.

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Re: Mercedes Benz Bull
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011, 06:37:10 PM »
Here's our MB bull calf, out of a Heat Wave cow. She is a flushmate to Eye Of The Storm.
That's our Dirty Harry 2 calf behind him.

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Re: Mercedes Benz Bull
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2011, 01:02:06 AM »
Has anyone had structure problems out of MB, as in being too straight?? 

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Re: Mercedes Benz Bull
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2011, 04:40:21 AM »
Iowan, how old are the two calves in your picture? The DH2 calf sure looks to be doing well!!

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Re: Mercedes Benz Bull
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2011, 05:29:40 AM »
Iowan, how old are the two calves in your picture? The DH2 calf sure looks to be doing well!!

MB birth date 3/9. This calf is cool looking thick, but nice front end, neck extention. Really like him. He's an eye catching baby.
Dirty Harry 2 /12  We call him Sherman the Tank. He is extreme looking for sure. Thick from front to back. I really worry about calves that are this powerful so young, and walking in the future. Time will tell. So far so good.
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Re: Mercedes Benz Bull
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2011, 06:07:45 AM »
Lowann- man that dh2 looks good do you have any pics of him?

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Re: Mercedes Benz Bull
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2011, 08:15:59 AM »
http://www.steerplanet.com/bb/index.php?topic=28011.0

check this post, Benz calf out of a Habanero granddaughter

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Re: Mercedes Benz Bull
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2011, 02:10:08 PM »
Lowann- man that dh2 looks good do you have any pics of him?

Check out Matt Lautners blog for spring 2011 calves, he's on there. He is massive.

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Re: Mercedes Benz Bull
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2011, 08:50:24 PM »
Had 2 out of Benz, both small and doing well for first calvers.  Will use him again this year!!

 

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