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Title: Royalla Rockstar bred heifers
Post by: Okotoks on September 10, 2021, 03:15:15 PM
We are really pleased with how the Royalla Rockstar K274 bred heifers are developing. These two heifers will have calves with international pedigrees! They are sired by an Australian bull out of Canadian dams and bred to the Argentine pedigree ARG Hector 1777.
Title: Re: Royalla Rockstar bred heifers
Post by: mark tenenbaum on September 10, 2021, 07:13:01 PM
Those are really good heifers they seem deeper ribbed and stouter made than some of the ones from the past I havent seen any of the Argentines in person or up close and NEVER HAD ANY LUCK with Australian breeding-which I couldn"t understand because some of them were really great looking with dams that were really good-Sprys Cyclone and dam were a phenomenal pair at the time-But I never saw anything out of him at all-and he was used a good bit when the semen first arrived. I think the Canadian blood and looks are different enough that they just cross better with that type of breeding than alot of ours do O0
Title: Re: Royalla Rockstar bred heifers
Post by: Duncraggan on September 21, 2021, 02:40:13 PM
Should be nice and deep!
Title: Re: Royalla Rockstar bred heifers
Post by: Okotoks on September 25, 2021, 09:55:28 AM
Another Rockstar bred heifer. Jungels has the US semen on Royalla Rockstar K274. Diamond Flora 4H is a daughter of Royalla Rockstar K274. Her dam is sired by Saskvalley Alliance 1A. She is bred to Diamond Second Hubback 38H a homozygous polled bull with an exceptional set of EPD's. He is also free of all genetic defects.
Title: Re: Royalla Rockstar bred heifers
Post by: mark tenenbaum on September 25, 2021, 06:16:02 PM
You aint kidden-where did those carcass epds come from-I look a lot-but down here-The bulls get absolutely no credit for marbling I cant remember a good shorthorn bull that checks all the carcass boxes in the US STUDERS SPECIAL EFFECT HAD  GREAT CARCASS VALUES-Hes from 1994  O0
Title: Re: Royalla Rockstar bred heifers
Post by: Okotoks on September 25, 2021, 10:01:05 PM
You aint kidden-where did those carcass epds come from-I look a lot-but down here-The bulls get absolutely no credit for marbling I cant remember a good shorthorn bull that checks all the carcass boxes in the US STUDERS SPECIAL EFFECT HAD  GREAT CARCASS VALUES-Hes from 1994  O0
We like to select for marbling and REA but the above average across the board was a bit of luck. Both his sire and dam are above average in every carcass trait. (His dam is aslo in the top 1% for milk as is her sire!) Of his granparents all their carcass traits are above average except one grandsire on marbling and one grandam on REA. We have been scanning all our yearlings including the heifers the last couple of years. 38H, his dam and sire have all got genomically enhanced EPD's. His actual performance was impressive.
Title: Re: Royalla Rockstar bred heifers
Post by: Duncraggan on September 26, 2021, 07:03:15 AM
Scanning all your animals is brilliant, world class, over any breed. The herd information you must have can only be astounding!
An example to us all, as it makes the breed commercially relevant.
Title: Re: Royalla Rockstar bred heifers
Post by: beebe on September 26, 2021, 02:26:07 PM
You aint kidden-where did those carcass epds come from-I look a lot-but down here-The bulls get absolutely no credit for marbling I cant remember a good shorthorn bull that checks all the carcass boxes in the US STUDERS SPECIAL EFFECT HAD  GREAT CARCASS VALUES-Hes from 1994  O0
We like to select for marbling and REA but the above average across the board was a bit of luck. Both his sire and dam are above average in every carcass trait. (His dam is aslo in the top 1% for milk as is her sire!) Of his granparents all their carcass traits are above average except one grandsire on marbling and one grandam on REA. We have been scanning all our yearlings including the heifers the last couple of years. 38H, his dam and sire have all got genomically enhanced EPD's. His actual performance was impressive.
Do you have any indication of tenderness?  In my opinion it is the most important carcass trait.  Nice looking animals.