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The Big Show / Re: YETI
« on: February 02, 2020, 11:38:39 AM »
He walks like a terrier about to get a snack.

They should sell zip on suits of hair st this point.

I think I officially dont understand show steers any more.
I was trying to figure out how to describe that walk. 

The Big Show / Re: tuli cattle
« on: November 10, 2019, 11:46:06 AM »
They are indigenous to Southern Africa and are fairly popular down here in South Africa, especially where conditions are tough for cattle. They were developed in Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, out of the native Sanga cattle. They are polled, mostly, which is an advantage. Colours range from light cream to dark red, mostly in the middle of the range though.
They do well, and are a good base to cross to British breeds to, to give good weaner calves. I have an idea, not confirmed, that feedlots give a penalty to purebred weaners of the breed, like the other Sanga's, namely Nguni's.
If you want 'bullet-proof' cattle, they would be a good choice! They seem to have a lighter bone structure though, maybe because they are higher off the ground due to their walking/foraging ability.
I personally don't think they are as good as Bonsmara's though, a composite breed, but for a crossbreed programme they would probably be better due to their purity and being 'true to type'.
Are they docile or naturally on the wild side?

The Big Show / Re: KL- Lauer Shorthorn Complete Dispersal
« on: September 30, 2019, 11:32:02 AM »
Lot 77

The Big Show / Re: KL- Lauer Shorthorn Complete Dispersal
« on: September 29, 2019, 02:38:34 PM »
Gotta think KL Confiidence is the prize here.  Wonder what hell go for

The Big Show / Re: Myostatin gene
« on: July 24, 2019, 07:51:24 PM »
All over the place-He was so diverse he may have been sold 10 or 15 times O0
Curious what this means

The Big Show / Re: Myostatin gene
« on: July 21, 2019, 03:39:45 PM »
Buster 14k was mentioned and so was Ramrod.  What is the suspected starting point in Canada?  Or at least in your heard?

The Big Show / Re: Myostatin gene
« on: July 20, 2019, 04:56:53 PM »
What about your cows? Do you think there may be comparable traits? Myostaten doesnt appear to have been on the radar (in terms of testing- sale annonucements) very long. The only reason I brought this up in your case is it seemed like a freak deal of sorts-You always seemed to go for functional cattle with non-off the wall traits-maybe there"s something in the woodpile that nobody would have been aware of a few years ago But in my ever so humble opinion: THERE IS NO REASON to dismiss or to dispose of good cattle Or" who struck John?" knowingly or not. Some of  the Canadian cattle per example are way good-Just breed em clean if they work for you O0
Myostatin is real and it needs management! It takes a carrier bull to follow a carrier bulls daughters to find that out. (Typically it just drifts along in a herd until you bring in that second bull. A neighbor of ours bought a small herd with some very good cows in it. The last year the young cows had been bred back to their half brother(their sire was a purchased bull and was a great bull with great all round EPD's, actual weights and eye appealing moderate offspring) Long story short three difficult vet assisted deliveries, one dead calf. He bought a myostatin free bull and this year the problem was solved. At our annual Alberta meeting this year a breeder stood up and said he had believed exactly what Xbar states above but after this calf crop using a carrier on carriers he said the myostatin test was cheap and the issue real!  It's all about getting the information and managing it. You can use carriers but in my experience using them back on carrier cows is an expensive mistake. It's not just a Shorthorn problem, it exists in several breeds.
The E226X was introduced to Shorthorns from Maine Anjou crosses, some legit , some not. In Canada almost all the carriers trace to a cow that produced two maternal brothers born in 1980 and 1981. The main impact from those two brothers comes from 3 grandsons of the one born in 1993,1996 and 2000 and 1 grandson of the other bull born in 1993. So its late 1990's/2000 that it really starting to be distributed through the breed by those very popular and widely used bulls or their descendants.
Who was the cow and two maternal brothers you referenced?

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The Big Show / Re: Mature bulls
« on: May 15, 2019, 08:52:55 PM »
Theres something odd about these mature bull pics.  Very different from the mature bull image I see in my minds eye when I think of beef cattle. 

Would he have too much frame for the current show ring?  I recall he sired the national champion TNT Fastrack who had to be a frame 9 or 10.

AJ, from what I recall in your ads in SC youve been bold in your bull selection over the years.  Why not be bold again?  Take a risk on something more modern than Mission or 7060 (both of whom are products of the mid 90s).  There are plenty of red bulls with style and substance out there who were born in the last 5-7 years that could be different enough to be unique and bet on.  With enough volume youre bound to get 1 or 2 that are good enough to have fun showing...while still being different.  Or, go back further than Mid 90s and grab a pre-frame race red bull who was under utilized due to the type change and see what an entire calf crop would bring.  Surprise everyone, and then post pictures.

Red Knight was the soundest, most fluid moving bull ive seen in maybe ever. He looked like a million bucks at Louisville as yearling. just about as balanced as you could make one.
I agree.  I saw him at Louisville and he was incredible.

Bapton constructor
Kenmar Ransom
Rodeo Drive
Instant Enticer
Red Riders Drive
SULL Red Knight

Solid red bulls siring show cattle in numbers (assuming Red knight continues - 174 registered offspring last two years))...depends on what generation youre after I guess  (lol)

The Big Show / Re: Looking for old Shorthorn bull pics
« on: April 16, 2019, 09:38:01 PM »
Heres a pic of High Time, assuming its the High Time youre referring to.  He was full irish by Improver 3rd and was used by Waukuru a little in the early 80s.

The Big Show / Re: Looking for old Shorthorn bull pics
« on: April 16, 2019, 11:30:57 AM »
Things do have a tendency to come back around.  I just cant imagine the giants ever walking the earth again.  I have a Drovers Journal from 84 and its just unreal. 

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