Quantcast Sire Directories Polled or Horned


Author Topic: Sire Directories Polled or Horned  (Read 2529 times)

Offline Clark Club Calves

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 248
  • Karma 6
    • View Profile
Sire Directories Polled or Horned
« on: March 24, 2012, 10:32:34 PM »
Why don't most Club Calf Sire Directories list the polled or horned status of bulls. I don't know if I would turn down a  good bull just because he is horned. But it would be nice to know so that we can make breeding decisions.  The less work we have to do the better.   We like caustic the horns off when they are born which takes a little more work and they never look back.  I see a lot of calves in the States that have been cosmetically horned but we don't have the profit in our calves to haul them off to the vet to get horned. 
Check out our facebook page Clark Club Calves

Offline Till-Hill

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 689
  • Karma 7
    • View Profile
Re: Sire Directories Polled or Horned
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2012, 01:27:26 AM »
They don't list it because people like me wouldn't use a horned bull on a horned cow. I hate horns. Just another job to do. That's why I take Igenity test on all replacements and get horn status and the homo polled ones can get bred clubby! Why don't the "clubby" books list EPD's? Or coat color status? Clubby world they don't have to grow if they look good. But in my pasture if they don't show they gotta grow. But then again the showy ones have to grow. Our county fair is mid July and we start calving March 1. Lightweight calves never win! Commercial world and real world are so far apart that I don't think I will ever see a cow/calf pair win the fair that is ugly as sin but does it year after year on nothing.

Offline Woody

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 358
  • Karma 3
    • View Profile
Re: Sire Directories Polled or Horned
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2012, 09:13:14 AM »
Better yet. Let's get really crazy and get a frame score on these bulls!  I don't think a tape measure will hurt your clipping hand if you hold it correctly.
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Offline frostback

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 2068
  • Karma 262
    • View Profile
Re: Sire Directories Polled or Horned
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2012, 09:21:34 AM »
That would just be another thing people could complain about being fixed, and made up like birth weights.
Some peoples true character only comes out in PMs.

Offline knabe

  • National Champion Poster
  • **********
  • Posts: 13488
  • Karma 4
    • View Profile
Re: Sire Directories Polled or Horned
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2012, 10:08:17 AM »
Isn't polling like docking sheep?
"The generation that told us to question authority, has now become the Authority we cannot question!"


Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
36 Replies
Last post February 04, 2022, 11:34:09 AM
by Okotoks
21 Replies
Last post April 29, 2008, 09:26:53 PM
by showgirl2010
0 Replies
Last post September 20, 2011, 12:39:09 PM
0 Replies
Last post December 09, 2011, 08:32:55 AM
by proshow
0 Replies
Last post July 23, 2013, 08:29:10 AM
by crystalcattle

Powered by EzPortal

SteerPlanet Designed Websites

SteerPlanet Designed Websites

Steer Planet Classifieds & Auctions

Breeder Directory