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« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2015, 12:59:13 PM »
Coyote, why did you use Leader 9th on cows that went to Dividend's Impact?

The cows we decided on breeding Leader 9th to were bigger in type, we didn't want to breed him to too small of a cow. It was just coincidence that they went back to Dividends Impact 2nd.
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« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2015, 05:31:45 PM »

Anybody ever consider using Columbus any more?  He was pretty moderate, very stylish, and might be useful from a calving ease and milk production standpoint.  He might not be one you'd tie your whole herd to, but would he be worth a try?  For those focusing on the native angle, he could be a little more correct and eye appealing than some of the base cattle being used.  It's fun to have so many options.  I've talked to a few Milking Shorthorn breeders that think he might be a good option to get a little substance back in their cattle.  JIT talked on this site about a Columbus son he used many years a go with some success.

If I knew where I could find a few straws of Columbus in Canada, I would consider using him in a flush, I bought a Columbus son at the Regina Bull Sale many years ago from Lawrence Schneider's Ellsway herd, Wolseley, SK and he was a powerful bull. I have many many times wished I had collected semen on him . He was a coming 3 year old when I bought him as he was used at Schneider's for a couple years before he sold him in Regina. As a 3 year old he weighed 2210 lbs after being used for 2 years in their herd. Like his sire Columbus, he was as smooth made and any bull possibly could be. His dam was a daughter of Butte Lee Leader 54th ( by Leader 21st). She was a thick deep sided cow that would be pretty popular if she was alive today.
This bull was named Ellsway Chieftain 1H and he was solid red with small white marks on his back feet. He was one of the soundest made bulls we used in that era. He injured himself when he was a 6 year old and we sold him. He was over 2400 lbs when sold. His daughters had super udders and his sons had large testicles and were very complete. I would use him today in a heartbeat if I had semen on him.

At the time, we had a large herd of about 350 cows and we were using Ready Go x (Champion at the 1982 Polled Congress sale in Louisville), Highfield Irish Mist ( imported from Ireland), Sandy Creek Ivor ( full Irish bull bought in Denver sale), Waukaru Cinnabar ( Reserve World Champion Bull at Calgary), IDS Duke of Dublin ( imported from Ireland),  Ellsway Cheiftain 1H and a homebred Ready Go son named HC Changing Times 85K. Two of the worst mistakes I ever made was not collecting semen from Cinnabar and Cheiftain. We had semen from all the other bulls but the two I did not collect would be very useful today.
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« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2015, 12:09:35 AM »
Less than 30 days left before the spring crop of Zulu's start!  My fall calves continue to look very good.  Long bodied, muscle expression down their tops with excellent rear quarters, good fronts, the eye appeal I like, too.  Looking forward to spring.  How are your spring '14 calves coming along?

The Zulu heifers are doing well. We pelvic measured the yearling heifers last week and the Zulu heifers passed with flying colours even though they were 9 to 10 months they measured big enough for breeding. I will try to get some photos in the next couple of weeks.
Here is a link to a bull sale catalag for an Angus Sale that also includes 3 two year old shorthorn bulls by Zulu's full brother, Diamond Sergeant York. They are the last lots in the sale. Two of these bulls are 15/16th brothers and all three are 7/8. We are pretty proud to have these full brothers working in such good herds.


The bull sale season seems to be off to a good start in both the US and Canada. (thumbsup)
Quote from auctioneer Don Oberg
"Congratulations to the Lang/Kueber families on a tremendous angus bull/ hfr sale today bulls ave 5400+ with 2 yr olds ave $6478.00 and open ang/shorthorn hfrs ave just shy of $2800..3 shorthorn 2's ave $6700 Thanks for having me as your auctioneer. ..proud to be part of your team !"


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