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Offline 5VSC

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Rocky Balboa?
« on: January 05, 2010, 03:46:06 AM »
I have a heifer and we are planning to breed to balboa this spring. I was wondering if anyone has had good/bad stories about him on these first calf heifers?  ???

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Re: Rocky Balboa?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010, 04:26:02 AM »
Had a calf out of him this past spring out of a Dr. Who heifer, calf was about 65 -70 lbs she had him on her own but when we found them he was real weak and we lost him. I wouldnt worry to much about him on heifers. I think most people get along well with him. Calves seem to be ok too, ours looked good from what you can tell about a 2 hour old dieing calf.

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Re: Rocky Balboa?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010, 05:33:04 AM »
I was not impressed with our R.Balboa calves. They were light birthweight and alive. But not show quality. I prefer our Ali 2 and Northern Improvement calves as either show calves or functional females.

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Re: Rocky Balboa?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010, 02:06:30 PM »
We have used Rocky on our 6 heifers. All were small and very easing calving except one bull calf which required an easy pull.  The calves have been tremendous in terms of bone structure and hair.  50% bull and 50% heifer calves.
We have used him again this year on some of the second timers because we were so pleased.   Gator Mom
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Re: Rocky Balboa?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2010, 03:21:44 PM »
We have one Rocky Balboa calf this year out of a Double Stuff second calf heifer he was late so he weighed 92lbs. He is a reall good steer. He has a lot of bone, tons of hair, real square hip and lots of growth but he does not have much of a neck.  Other then his neck we're very happy with him.

 

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