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Re: New Donor Cows
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2018, 03:24:03 PM »
That's kind of my point.  Those slighter physique types don't fit my market very well. Part of that is environmental.  We spend 6 months of the year below freezing basically and 4 months of that at close to 20 below celsius. Really small cows don't hold up great (neither do huge cows but that's a different strory). The other part is due to my market competition.  Most cattle in Manitoba are exotics - simmental and charolais predominantly. Heavy boned, larger frame, and big weaning weights are the norm and the goal for most commercial guys.  I try to straddle the fence between the maternal and the performance cattle but I certainly can tell you my favorite calves are rarely the first ones sold when commercial cattlemen show up to look at them. The biggest ones always sell first and for the most money.

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Re: New Donor Cows
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2019, 01:49:19 PM »
2 cows off to the ET center today.  New pic of N7's Mary KT 30Y and her full sister, N7's Net Mary KT 9X.  Still trying to decide on bulls. Other than docility neither need much improvement in my opinion.  9X has really clicked with Sitz Upward sons and bulls of that type (more frame and growth).

 

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