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Re: marketing calves out of our home-raised bull
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2007, 11:06:34 AM »
are you wanting them posted or just use the link?
Not bad pictures, bulls never are very photogentic unless they're all dolled up! Looks like he'd produce some good ones.

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Re: marketing calves out of our home-raised bull
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2007, 11:26:23 AM »
well i posted the pics first, and they were huge, so i figured links would be easier...yeah that guy is a big ol puppy dog, he thought i had food when i was in the cow pen...i took the pic from the fence, no matter how calm he is, im not gonna play with him
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Re: marketing calves out of our home-raised bull
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2007, 11:29:57 AM »
i like the red heifer, is that her daddy?
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Re: marketing calves out of our home-raised bull
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2007, 11:30:59 AM »
i like the red heifer, is that her daddy?

Yes sir it is.  We like her too lol.
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Re: marketing calves out of our home-raised bull
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2007, 11:32:33 AM »
I forgot to give ages on the calves...how silly of me!  The steer is a late March.  The red heifer is a Mid April, and the Roan heifer is a Mid  May.  The bull is going to be 3 in September...Just so everyone knows, he is for sale. haha
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Re: marketing calves out of our home-raised bull
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2007, 12:29:50 PM »
i like the red heifer, is that her daddy?

Yes sir it is.  We like her too lol.

He did a nice job for you and ain't too bad himself (despite the photographer cutting off his nose!) Nice calves, I like the red heifer too.
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Re: marketing calves out of our home-raised bull
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2007, 12:34:23 PM »
i like the red heifer, is that her daddy?

Yes sir it is.  We like her too lol.

He did a nice job for you and ain't too bad himself (despite the photographer cutting off his nose!) Nice calves, I like the red heifer too.
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Thanks, His nose got cut off because he thought I was feeding the cows in the pen next to him (where I was) an he had his nose through the wooden fence by the barn.  I'm not as big as he is, and when he thinks food is involved, he gets a little excited  (lol)
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Re: marketing calves out of our home-raised bull
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2007, 02:57:48 PM »
Nothing wrong with the bull, at all. He's masculine, slick-haired, and dark red. looks purty big-footed, too. Too far away for me, though. Good luck!
Okay guys, I took pictures...These are some bad pics of some good animals, so forgive me .   I'm sure they're huge too, so perhaps Red could help me out there. 

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t253/olsonfamilyshorties/bull.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t253/olsonfamilyshorties/steer.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t253/olsonfamilyshorties/roanheifer.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t253/olsonfamilyshorties/redheifer.jpg

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Re: marketing calves out of our home-raised bull
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2007, 03:04:55 PM »
Nothing wrong with the bull, at all. He's masculine, slick-haired, and dark red. looks purty big-footed, too. Too far away for me, though. Good luck!
Okay guys, I took pictures...These are some bad pics of some good animals, so forgive me .   I'm sure they're huge too, so perhaps Red could help me out there. 

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t253/olsonfamilyshorties/bull.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t253/olsonfamilyshorties/steer.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t253/olsonfamilyshorties/roanheifer.jpg

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t253/olsonfamilyshorties/redheifer.jpg



Hey thanks, I just wanted to give you all an idea of what he kind of looks like. He's no grand champ, but I kind of like him.  He's alot more solid that alot of those A.I. sires, I think anyhow.
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Re: marketing calves out of our home-raised bull
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2007, 06:19:53 PM »
He has had a couple of Shorthorn bulls and usually has some for sale on his web site, I am suprised he wasn't already a member.

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Re: marketing calves out of our home-raised bull
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2007, 06:28:38 PM »
Fred DeRouchey-from page 1, sorry I thought I included the comment with it.

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Re: marketing calves out of our home-raised bull
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2007, 06:29:20 PM »
He has had a couple of Shorthorn bulls and usually has some for sale on his web site, I am suprised he wasn't already a member.

Well, I feel honored to have such an esteemed breeder join our association (ASA) he can only be a blessing.
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Re: marketing calves out of our home-raised bull
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2007, 07:10:34 PM »
#1 I LOVE ANIMALS.
#2 I LOVE SHOWING COWS.
#3 I THINK THE FUNEST PART ABOUT SHOWING IS GROOMING,YOURSELF.
#4 I LOVE TO WIN BUT,ALWAYS KNOW U MIGHT NOT.
#5 I LOVE KNOWING THAT I HAVE DONE EVERTHING TO GET THE CALF THIS FAR, NOBODY ELSE.
#6 I LOVE LEARNING.
#7 I LOVE HELPING EVERYBODY
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Re: marketing calves out of our home-raised bull
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2007, 10:08:51 PM »
Waukaru is synonymous with large framed cattle! Understand I have nothing against Jordans, and I haven't seen the calves. But herd prefixes get stereotyped, we have the same problem with ELBEE being associated with "dinks". Let the calves speak for themselves the good "eyes" will pick the good cattle.

Lee, Lets get the terminology right here Waukaru has "performance oriented" cattle while the ELBEE cattle are more "functional in their design." The right adjectives are crucial to promoting cattle. It is better to be stereotyped then to never be heard of at all. Also stereotypes change, when we first started raising shorthorns every one told us that Gizmo was a clubby bull. I saw Robert's Gizzy donor and thought she was the clubbiest female I had ever seen and I didn't want our females to look like that. A few years go by and I start seeing all these good functional Gizmo daughters and I'm kicking myself for not using him.

DL, Fred's had a few shorties for along time. The ones I've seen promoted usually had clubby breeding. As far as him getting serious about it why not Sullivan's already turned the breed upside down let's get more people to the party.

Finally back to the original post. My feeling is that good calves will sell themselves and those look like good calves. The bull has a marketable pedigree, I wouldn't worry at all about selling the calves.


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