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The Big Show / Re: 3 generations Bull to Grandsire progeny- Shorthorn
« on: November 15, 2017, 09:35:24 PM »
That Titan heifer is really growing up nicely. Very well made heifer. It'll be interested to see what frame score and mature weight she gets to, I think Shaker and Burwash on the bottom side will complement Titan quite well. Look forward to watching her grow up!

Diamond Cutter is a remarkable bull, has been since he was a calf. Can't wait to see some progeny in the spring

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Thanks Grant. I couldn't agree more about the benefits that embryo transfer can have in a herd! In my case, the reasonable price of a few embryos has established a fantastic cow family in my herd and I'm really looking forward to the future of my Sparkle line!

I think that this Yesterday bull calf will have a beneficial impact on a number of my cow families. Adding the easy fleshing ability of the sparkle line and their performance, stacked with the maternal cow making ability of Wholesale, Ultra, Navajo, and Captain Mark in his pedigree makes using 2E on a good number of my cows a no brainer to me!

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Sparkle 1C's udder nursing at 5.5 months. Nice tidy udder, reasonably sized teats, good attachment.

2E at about 7.5 months old. 205d WW was 665lbs.


1C and 2E at Manitoba Ag Ex a couple of weeks ago. He weighed 816lbs at 258d. She was reserve champion 2 year old to the eventual grand champion female. 2E was second in class as well.

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Thought I'd add some recent input to my old topic. Let me know what you all think of the bull calf and how the young cow is progressing.

The roan ET heifer has had a pretty exciting couple of years for us. From her 681lb 205d WW, 1021lb YW, settling to her first AI, calving at 2 years and 2 days old, and now weaning off our most exciting bull calf since her flushmate brother a couple of years ago!

Her bull calf is sired by Saskvalley Yesterday 116Y- KF Yesterdays Envy 2E

1st pic- KF Sparkle 1C named Grand Champion Female at Manitoba Ag Ex in 2016

2nd pic- 2E at 5 weeks of age enjoying some snow drifts after a nasty blizzard

3rd pic-  2E at 4 months. Nothing but hay all winter and native grass once spring hit for the cows

4th & 5th pic- 5.5 months old

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The Big Show / Re: Shadybrook maternal excellence sale
« on: September 18, 2016, 01:20:35 PM »
Thanks Grant! Looks like you got your hand in on some good buys- we can all use a couple more Maids!

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The Big Show / Shadybrook maternal excellence sale
« on: September 12, 2016, 07:25:46 AM »
Anyone care to share the results of the Shadybrook sale? Wasn't able to watch online, looked like some interesting lots

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The Big Show / Re: Byland Mission's daughters udders?
« on: April 08, 2016, 12:23:35 PM »
I have had a couple Mission daughters and they had great udders.


I have been walking a Pioneer son of one these Mission daughters (RT Jackie 101s) for a couple years now. His first daughters just calved this spring and they have beautiful udders. Great attachment, small uniform teats, with lots of milk. These heifers are a cross section of genetics from many herds with different genetic lines from across Canada and the bull certainly did a great job of making uniform, identical, tidy udders on the group of them.


This bull is for sale this spring, if anyone is looking for a mature 5 year old bull to get out and breed a bunch of cows! Recently passed a semen test and is in optimal breeding condition.

Only selling due to high number of daughters working in our purebred and commercial herds now.

First pic is him in the fall of 2015 after a summer on just pasture and breeding.
Second pic is a 2014 daughter and third pic is a 2014 son that I sold to a commercial producer (they're loving white bulls up here these days!)

ASA info: http://shorthorn.digitalbeef.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=_animal&file=_animal&search_value=&animal_registration=C19054&member_id=

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The Big Show / Re: Byland Mission's daughters udders?
« on: April 06, 2016, 09:44:10 PM »
I have had a couple Mission daughters and they had great udders.

I have been walking a Pioneer son of one these Mission daughters (RT Jackie 101s) for a couple years now. His first daughters just calved this spring and they have beautiful udders. Great attachment, small uniform teats, with lots of milk. These heifers are a cross section of genetics from many herds with different genetic lines from across Canada and the bull certainly did a great job of making uniform, identical, tidy udders on the group of them.

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Here is the Primo x Sparkle bull calf all cleaned up for his sale picture a couple weeks ago. He had an adjusted 205d WW of 701lbs and is easily on pace for a 1200-1300lb YW on a slow growth high protein pelleted ration. Will be semen testing in a couple of weeks.

He is still incredibly docile, and combines great structural soundness and performance. Him and his flushmate sisters have been very popular and well accepted over the last year. If I don't get him sold this spring he will certainly have a place with some purebred and commercial cows at our place.

Thoughts and comments always appreciated!


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The Big Show / Re: At a loss
« on: January 25, 2016, 10:07:24 AM »
Sounds like it could be a cerebellum issue to me. There is known congenital cerebellum issues in angus, shorthorn, and holsteins, but can also be associated with BVD infection when the cow is pregnant. Always a chance of one-off congenital issues in any breed. If it is a brain issue like that, unfortunately there is no cure. Examining the different areas of the brain (particularly the cerebellum) after putting the calf down would hopefully give you some answers. Be interesting to follow the ET flushmates and see if they ever develop any kind of issues (not saying that they will, just curious!)

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The Big Show / Re: Leader 9th daughter
« on: December 17, 2015, 12:40:00 PM »
Maybe this is a bad idea, but if you are tracking down old semen, maybe look for some from this Irish Mist son. POPLAR PARK MIST 4R. Look for progeny and see if there are any recent ones.
The old picture is Irish Mist (I think)

Poplar Park recently got back a decent stash of 4R semen. I AI'd a few to him, and a few more to a son- JT Titan 3T for them this spring. Be interesting to see those calves next year!

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The Big Show / Re: Bismarck Female - Flush Ideas
« on: November 11, 2015, 11:40:48 AM »
I've got a tank full of red and roan bulls a few miles from your place that would improve a lot of the major faults in that cow...  (lol)

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The Big Show / Re: Hill Haven Selections sale 2015
« on: October 04, 2015, 08:41:04 PM »
I was told that one lot of Meatpacker went for $400 per straw, and the other for $500

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That last heifer pictured on anything but grass and momma? Well just grass now I guess with the weaning deal in her nose. She looks good.

She got a few mouth fulls (maybe 2-3lbs) of calf starter ration per day in July when I was showing, mostly just to keep her looking full. No creep in pasture or anything. In that pasture pic it's been almost 2 weeks since she's seen any grain and 3 days with no milk (unless she's one of the few that can 'beat the system' with the quiet wean paddles!)

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Pic I snapped this afternoon of Sparkle 1C ET on pasture with her recip mother. The quiet wean paddle doesn't seem to be bothering her too much!


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