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« on: June 08, 2021, 08:09:20 PM »
Does anyone have experience using this Angus bull on heifers? I have an Angus x British White  heifer that is double bred Homer on top and I would like to breed her OCC.
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Re: OCC Great Plains
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2021, 05:34:10 AM »
I haven't personally but his pedigree suggests he would be fine. His sire (ext) was used a ton on hfrs. And his dam is also the dam of occ emblazon . Emblazon was and still is used on hfrs. I would not shy away from using him at all. Just my $0.02 worth.  (thumbsup)
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2021, 09:17:45 AM »
Thanks. I read Hunter as Homer here, so the bull is not actually double bred Homer...but Ill take Hunter any day. Can you explain to me how to search progeny on AAA?
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Re: OCC Great Plains
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2021, 09:32:12 AM »
Im thinking Great Plains because the Angus Im around go heavily to E31, so I could aim that way.  There is a bull walking here, SVR Embody Eric that is another option. Lots of Emblazon. Im very interested in your 2 cents on this.
This is essentially a Speckle Park reenactment, grafting the dominant color pattern onto the best Angus I can get and then going forward within an Angus strain.
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Re: OCC Great Plains
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2021, 09:36:14 AM »
Just because
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Re: OCC Great Plains
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2021, 04:44:58 PM »
Any thoughts on Anchor?
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Re: OCC Great Plains
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2021, 08:33:49 PM »
Just because
I like the emblazon cattle a lot. I'd be inclined to use your lined up bull over great plains
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Re: OCC Great Plains
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2021, 08:26:23 PM »
Any thoughts on Anchor?
As good of a female maker that ever walked at occ imo. Just not calving ease for hfrs imo
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Re: OCC Great Plains
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2021, 02:30:24 PM »
Any thoughts on Anchor?
As good of a female maker that ever walked at occ imo. Just not calving ease for hfrs imo

I keep saying I'll use one of my straws of him on one of my shorthorn donors, but never do. I know it was done back in the day with great success, but no one wanted to pay for them so the F1s simply lived out their days in silence.

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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2021, 07:40:57 AM »
I wish that there were more people using Angus and Red Angus cattle in the appendix Shorthorn program. Instead everybody started shooting for blue roans which is a terminal program.  I've got 100 cows in the Red Angus-Shorthorn composite deal that is really rolling now after 12 years. It's hard to find a good half blood outside my herd. Loving's were producing some at one time.
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Re: OCC Great Plains
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2021, 09:06:21 AM »
I've been using Duff Hobart on a few of my better cows hoping for bull calves to make females with. Hoping for good uddered easy keeping females on down the road. Tired of the harder doing "performance" cattle!!

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« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2021, 07:18:48 AM »
Amen to that some of the "performance shorthorns" down here are fed harder than show cattle and barely make 1100 pound YWS barely over 5 frame Probably just as political leaving llegitimate thicker and better bulls with little or no use O0

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Re: OCC Great Plains
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2021, 07:41:32 AM »
Just because
I like the emblazon cattle a lot. I'd be inclined to use your lined up bull over great plains
That Eric Bull is too heavy to put on heifers, although the BW is fine. There are some yearling sons of his being developed, maybe Ill put her in with one of them. Eric makes nice uniform calves, but none of the daughters are in production yet. OCC sale catalog from this year has a good section on reference sires. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1r2HV2HAhgV5f5hDlifDYlTPlhvmWtdvI/view
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Re: OCC Great Plains
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2021, 08:25:06 AM »
I brought the heifer home yesterday and she sure is nice. I was happy to see she had not been overfed. Its so hot I just turned her out so she could get to pasture shade and pond water...Ill just let Felix breed her and AI next year.
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Re: OCC Great Plains
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2021, 08:28:59 AM »
102 degrees yesterday
« Last Edit: June 17, 2021, 08:45:30 AM by librarian »
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