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Title: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: KAXX on January 19, 2017, 03:20:52 AM
Does any one have any calves out of him yet? If so what do the calves look like?
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: WinterSpringsFarm on January 19, 2017, 11:50:09 AM
I saw a bull calf out of him and he was a stud. Won the bull show at Pa Farm Show.

I've seen the bull in person as well, he is a stud.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: SIMMGAL on January 19, 2017, 12:39:06 PM
I'm also curious! How are they for spring of rib and depth?
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: WinterSpringsFarm on January 19, 2017, 05:24:40 PM
Here is the bull calf that won Harrisburg. He is a late June and IMO had plenty of depth and rib shape.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: WinterSpringsFarm on February 21, 2017, 01:41:59 AM
Just wanted to update this thread, I was able to meet with the breeder of Shell Shocked on Sunday and he had a fall born shell shocked daughter......and wow was she sweet. Great fronted, level hipped and enough depth for 2 calves. She can change a lot I know, but she was dang impressive so far.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: wypeterson22 on December 19, 2017, 06:48:38 PM
Going to bump this thread because I am curious if there are any more good calves out there people have seen?
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: WinterSpringsFarm on December 20, 2017, 11:24:38 AM
I have one coming in March, there are some others out there that I know of. The calf from my previous reply has grown into quite the broody looking female.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: wypeterson22 on December 20, 2017, 09:58:04 PM
Thanks for the info Winter Springs Farm! Anybody else seen or have any calves out there?
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: firesweepranch on December 25, 2017, 09:36:05 PM
Thanks for the info Winter Springs Farm! Anybody else seen or have any calves out there?

Our first is due in Feb and our next is in May. I am looking forward to seeing what he does here.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: SD on December 26, 2017, 07:49:04 PM
I've got two coming this spring. One on a Red Angus cow and the other on a Red Angus/Charolais cow.
Mainly to add Simmental genetics to my Crossbred program.

SD
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Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: wypeterson22 on December 28, 2017, 05:27:08 PM
Thanks for letting me know. Keep us updated on how the calving goes and how they look!
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: WinterSpringsFarm on January 14, 2018, 08:45:29 PM
Wanted to add these pictures from the breeder of Shell Shocked. The top bull is a May and was selected as the Champion Bull at the Big East in Mass. While the bottom bull is a June and was the Res Grand at the Pa Farm Show just last week.

Iím pretty excited to get mine in March, and will breeding some heifers to him in the spring.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: wypeterson22 on January 15, 2018, 05:59:23 AM
Thanks for sharing WinterSpringsFarm. Glad to see some more success with the calves. Any heifer calves out there making any waves? I will also be breeding to him this spring, and please keep us updated on your March calf!
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: WinterSpringsFarm on January 16, 2018, 01:13:50 AM
Hey wypeterson22, here is a heifer that was senior calf champ at the Ky state fair.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: wypeterson22 on January 16, 2018, 04:50:48 PM
Thanks for all the photos/info you've been able to provide WinterSpringsFarm. Really looking forward to breeding to him this spring. Any recommendations on what type cows he is working best on? 
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: WinterSpringsFarm on January 17, 2018, 01:18:10 AM
Thanks for all the photos/info you've been able to provide WinterSpringsFarm. Really looking forward to breeding to him this spring. Any recommendations on what type cows he is working best on?

I spoke with the breeder this evening. He says he is adding lots of front 1/3 extension, lots of middle and great hair.

Of the calves I've seen in person the depth and spring of rib is great, and the heifers are the kind to make great cows.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: wypeterson22 on January 17, 2018, 05:37:23 PM
Awesome... I will keep that in mind. Thanks again for all the info, and keep us updated on your Shell Shocked calves.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: firesweepranch on February 05, 2018, 06:11:55 PM
We had our first Shell Shocked this weekend. A little bull calf, 280 days gestation, 58 pounds. His dam is an Upgrade x Club King 2nd calf heifer. He is one of the smallest calves we have had! His face is very long, not sure where that comes from.
Our next one is due in May. Another Upgrade sired female.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: wypeterson22 on February 07, 2018, 05:07:56 PM
Thanks for the update!! Keep us in touch for how he does on growth and what he is looking like.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: WinterSpringsFarm on March 11, 2018, 11:08:09 AM
Had my shell shocked last night....a deep cherry red bull calf >:(

I haven't weighed him yet but id bet 60lbs. He came backwards and if I let her go she probably coulda had him herself, but the outcome woulda been different I think. Will update later this morning with pictures.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: wypeterson22 on March 12, 2018, 03:23:11 AM
Looking forward to pictures WSF... Going to be breeding to him next month about this time. Red huh? Any Chrome on the calf?
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: WinterSpringsFarm on March 13, 2018, 04:03:54 PM
The calf was 65lbs, and I'd say he is built like a calving ease calf, kinda slender and long. Remington Secret Weapon is a documented carrier of the red gene, so red is an option on some calves I suppose. As for the white, he has a dot on his head and some white at his navel. His dam is a brockle face with some white on her belly.

I will be using Shell Shocked on some heifers this spring, as I believe he is calving ease.

Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: wypeterson22 on March 13, 2018, 04:54:34 PM
Thanks for the pics WSF.. How do you like the calf's look other than his color? Haha. Do you have any more due this spring?
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: WinterSpringsFarm on March 13, 2018, 11:13:03 PM
This calf is from what I'll call a more "common" type cow. So as of right now the calf looks just ok. The other calves I have seen out of Shell Shocked have been pretty awesome though. As for red, I like it....just wish it was a heifer. Lol

I do not have any more due this year. But will keep you updated as this calf matures.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: OEF Simmentals on April 02, 2018, 02:24:06 PM
Lucky enough to purchase the first Shell Shocked daughter to go to auction at the PA Simmental Spring sale last Saturday. We planned on purchasing a different heifer from Greg Stewart, but were blown away by the width and structure of the Shell Shocked. I've attached some pictures. She makes our yearling heifers from the Hudson Pine's sale look small..
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: wypeterson22 on April 02, 2018, 07:42:54 PM
That's awesome OEF Simm. I talked to Greg that morning because that heifer caught my eye. I am going to be breeding two heifers to shell shocked next week. Any more pics would be awesome even if its in a PM.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: OEF Simmentals on April 03, 2018, 01:59:17 PM
Here are a few i took yesterday. Hard to believe she's only 11 months old... She's in the middle of the last picture between our HPF Sazerac x TKCC Classified heifer and a bred heifer from Pine Creek Show cattle.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: OEF Simmentals on April 03, 2018, 02:03:01 PM
One more pic i couldn't fit.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: wypeterson22 on April 03, 2018, 03:58:57 PM
Man I really like that calf.... hope to get some good ones out of him next year! Keep us updated on how she does.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: Creek Bend Farm on April 04, 2018, 08:04:34 PM
We had a Shell Shocked bull calf born December 2017, weighing 80 lbs. He's solid black, out of a long, tall, solid black purebred Simmental cow that goes back to STF Dominance, Beef Maker & Dream On. This calf has a great attitude and a lot of style, so we look forward to showing him. We have another Shell Shocked calf due later this year & I'll probably AI another cow to him this month.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: firesweepranch on April 05, 2018, 12:22:43 AM
He doesn't seem to be throwing the white face. Ours has just a small speck of white coming out of his nose, that is it. Right now, at 60 days, he is average compared to his contemporaries. I have a second Shell Shocked coming in May, so we will have more to judge on. I have several bred for fall calves, and I used him on heifers. I believe he is calving ease also.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: firesweepranch on April 15, 2018, 11:27:47 PM
Here is an updated pic of our Shell Shocked bull calf. He is a Feb calf, so about 70 days old now. He is starting to grow, and looking better every day. He has a long, thin face. It was odd when he was younger, but he is growing into it.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: WinterSpringsFarm on April 16, 2018, 10:38:11 AM
That dude looks pretty good. My guy is growing pretty nice as well.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: wynona16 on April 16, 2018, 05:34:50 PM
Is he throwing any red calves? Doesn't seem like it, but I've been looking for something out crossed from what I've got and he's impressing me. If he's bred on a red cow do you think the black will dominate?
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: OEF Simmentals on April 16, 2018, 05:56:55 PM
Shell Shocked is Hetero Black. If he is bred to a red cow the odds will be 50% black/50% red for the calf.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: WinterSpringsFarm on April 17, 2018, 01:22:07 AM
I got a red bull calf from him
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: WinterSpringsFarm on April 18, 2018, 12:37:38 AM
Lot 16 will be selling may 5th. Not the best picture but willing to bet she looks the part in person!

Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: wypeterson22 on April 19, 2018, 04:52:04 PM
Wow like the looks of that one..... What sale is that WSF?
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: WinterSpringsFarm on April 20, 2018, 10:03:10 AM
Wypeterson22, that is the Gettysburg Stars and Stripes sale.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: wypeterson22 on April 20, 2018, 03:57:07 PM
Thx
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: firesweepranch on July 17, 2018, 02:40:08 AM
Here is an updated photo of our Feb Shell Shocked. He is impressing me more and more! So much that we weaned him this weekend, a little early, so we can show him at our district fair and maybe State Fair. We also had a heifer in June, out of a cow. She is small, and nothing special, YET. They seem to get better with age!

Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: WinterSpringsFarm on July 17, 2018, 09:37:04 AM
Looking good FSR, I have a red march Shell Shocked steer that looks pretty cool too.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: wypeterson22 on January 10, 2019, 04:06:57 PM
Bump.

FireSweep Ranch I saw you comment about Shell Shocked on another thread, how are your calves out of him doing? I know you got a couple last year. Anybody else have updates on the bull?
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: firesweepranch on January 11, 2019, 03:08:44 AM
I have two that I still own (not sold as a pair last fall). I love them both still. The bull will be shown at Nationals is KY if he continues to grow like he has...I pictured him at 8 months old.
The heifer we have will likely be shown also, she is a June bred and owned. I will use him on heifers, without a doubt! The conception rate is really good on his semen too!

Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: WinterSpringsFarm on January 11, 2019, 11:24:15 AM
Bump.

FireSweep Ranch I saw you comment about Shell Shocked on another thread, how are your calves out of him doing? I know you got a couple last year. Anybody else have updates on the bull?

The one I had last year grew really well, good muscle, sound and super clean fronted. I really liked him for a steer.

I saw several at the Pa Farm Show on Monday.....they were all very fancy, clean fronted, with ample depth. If I were to pick on anything I'd want some more bone maybe, but that's getting awfully picky.

That being said I have 2 heifers due in early Feb to him, the one heifer is pretty fancy out of an Innocent Man cow so I'm hoping its a heifer. It could make a nice show calf.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: wypeterson22 on January 11, 2019, 04:34:38 PM
That's great to hear from both of you. Really like the looks of that calf FSR!! It definitely sounds like Shell Shocked is proven heifer safe, however I have a question for you both and anyone else that cares to chime in.. I have a super thick clubby heifer that I will be breeding in March or April. I mean she is THICK and had a fairly heavy birthweight in the 90 lb range. What are your thoughts on using him on her? She's got great structure and will be a tank of a cow, I just want to make sure this first calving goes alright. Any thoughts? Thanks for all the info you've provided to this thread!
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: WinterSpringsFarm on January 12, 2019, 12:59:01 PM
I will have a better idea after I calve a couple more heifers, but at this point I'd say you could use him and not have to worry about a thing. The breeder is a guy I consider a friend and he has said all of his calves have come small.
Title: Re: SSC Shell Shocked 44B
Post by: firesweepranch on January 13, 2019, 11:35:50 PM
That's great to hear from both of you. Really like the looks of that calf FSR!! It definitely sounds like Shell Shocked is proven heifer safe, however I have a question for you both and anyone else that cares to chime in.. I have a super thick clubby heifer that I will be breeding in March or April. I mean she is THICK and had a fairly heavy birthweight in the 90 lb range. What are your thoughts on using him on her? She's got great structure and will be a tank of a cow, I just want to make sure this first calving goes alright. Any thoughts? Thanks for all the info you've provided to this thread!
All of mine have come TINY! TINY! Tiny! Use him on heifers, they will come TINY! lol. I hope that helps