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Offline LTF Simmental

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Simmental bull options
« on: November 02, 2018, 12:41:48 AM »
Getting ready to breed about 15 Simmental cows soon.  I have used Combustible the past couple of years and like the results for the most part.  I have also considered using Optimizer for the first time.  I would like to breed for a couple potential show heifers without sacrificing performance.  I have a couple Uno Mas calves, but like them a little thicker than the ones I have.
 Opinions?  Other (reasonably priced) options?

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Re: Simmental bull options
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 02:00:19 AM »
Optimizer is a great choice, along with W/C Lock n Load 1143Y. We are really liking our 1143Y calves!
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Re: Simmental bull options
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2018, 02:59:45 AM »
Optimizer is a good bull but he sometimes puts white in places you won`t like even out of a solid black cow. I`ve had good luck with Bandwagon.

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Re: Simmental bull options
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2018, 02:12:24 AM »
Would you recommend  the 1143 bull be used on heifers?

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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2018, 01:35:55 PM »
I calves out 10 heifers bred to 1143Y and had no trouble. We only pulled one and that was because it was already late and didnt want to wait for her. Biggest calf was 80lbs but most were in the 75 lb range. But they grow like crazy and impress me every day. They turned out better than our Loaded Up calf which isnt growing much.

 

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