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Offline bfn5005

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Re: What would you breed a Macho daughter to?
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2010, 02:06:38 PM »
I bred my Macho heifer to Dream On. the calf is looking pretty good so far.

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Re: What would you breed a Macho daughter to?
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2010, 03:03:43 PM »
This is just my preference, but I'd make sure I kept BOTH the maternal traits and that awe-inspiring "blaze-face" look. Black Simmis are my 2nd-favorite ( tied with Full-Flecks)!

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I am with you on that one. I am trying to keep this female for maternal replacments. she has beautiful udder and is milking great. She calved good. her baby was small and lively and she is carrying condition without any supplemental grain. She has been on a protein tub and grass round bale.  I wanted to try and match her with a bull that would compliment her genetics. I am scared about using bulls that are too clubby- that is why I figured Heat Seeker isn't too far out for a clubby. ???
Carpe Diem- We have never had a hereford on the place. I am not sure how that would work. I know he is not all hereford. I do not know the slightest thing about him. The more I hear about Grandmaster, Ollie and some of the other Simmi bulls they may be a great choice for both females and steers. We don't run in the big time and usually stay local for shows. Our market is for local kids as well at a county level. i am not looking for the next Denver winner. She is above average and did well as a show heifer but she is one we raised from our own stock.
Life is too short....don't sweat the small stuff.

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Re: What would you breed a Macho daughter to?
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2010, 05:02:22 PM »
I agree with the Dream On x Macho cross working.   We bred our Macho daughter to Dream On.  She calved about a month ago and that calf is looking pretty good at this point.    The question is now which DO son (or grandson) to breed her back to.   Built Right?   Entourage?    Star Power?   

This is not a first calf heifer, right??       Another bull to consider might be Trademark.   I can't say how he'll work on the Machos but I really like the ones we had this spring.    My only complaint on him is that the calves we got were big and were hard pulls out of heifers that shouldn't carry much BW by pedigree.   

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Re: What would you breed a Macho daughter to?
« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2010, 06:16:14 PM »
I dont' know anything about Peer Pressure, but I also thought about Trendsetter? I have never seen the bull in person and would like to see him move and from behind. Last thing I want to do is flatten her out. Trendsetter takes a heck of a picture.

Trendsetter is a small frame bull but built like a mack truck.  He is sound as a cat also.  The only thing that surprised me is that he doesn't have the clubby butt that you would expect from the profile pic that you would expect.  Don't get me wrong, he has PLENTY of thickness but its not rounded out like you would think.  When I made that comment to my cousin, one of the owners, he said well yeah, but we never stuck a needle in his butt to build one.  Super nice bull but I can't see him adding any frame.  If you look at the pictures when he won all the guys standing behind him are shorter and you can clearly see faces over his back. 

 

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