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SULL GNCC Urlacher ET Then and Now
« on: May 06, 2012, 05:57:15 PM »
I find it interesting as I look through most semen catalogs that almost all Shorthorn bulls are pictured as yearlings.  Then 5 years later that is still the only pic that you see.  I thought I would post a picture of our Senior Herd Sire when we bought him in 2008 and today. I have also attached a picture of a daughter sired by Urlacher out on pasture.

I realize that for the most part bulls are not pictured as aged bulls because they simple are not as impressive. However, in my opinion that is the picture that SHOULD be more impressive, and is the one I want to see. JMHO

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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 06:32:46 PM »
I think alot of Shorthorn bulls are kinda cowy looking as they get older. They don't get the real masculine head or cresty neck. I spose it's cause most breeding programs are geared to produce females.jmo
People can't believe we have such a big moon for such a small town.

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Re: SULL GNCC Urlacher ET Then and Now
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 06:43:27 PM »
I know I have seen lttle Red Angus bull calves that start showing cresty necks at like 6 months of age. In some shorthorn show barns you almost have to check down under to see what sex the deal is(not that it is good or bad).
People can't believe we have such a big moon for such a small town.

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Re: SULL GNCC Urlacher ET Then and Now
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012, 06:59:41 PM »
Glad to see you've moved in a new direction with your Saskvalley bull.  This bull shown lacks the characteristics I associate with an alpha male herd bull. 

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012, 07:15:10 PM »
I agree that he is not nearly as masculine as I would like him to be. In fact, phenotypically he is did not turn into the bull that we thought he would when we purchased him. That being said his calves have really exceeded our expectations, and to me that is a lot more important of a trait than if he looks enough like an alpha male. Hopefully we can reach a happy medium with our new bull.

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Re: SULL GNCC Urlacher ET Then and Now
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2012, 08:04:43 PM »
interesting at  how his color looks almost so different.. different light, different hair length, different color almost...shoot almost looks white until you study him closer.

Glad to see a new bull at your place-- how much longer do you intend to hang onto the SULL bull?
"Some people don't want throw away calves the first calf........breed for a good un and then shoot the cow."- by Craig Hoyt

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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 08:24:39 PM »
We tried to lease him out this summer, but it didn't work out. He will be for sale this fall, but we like to keep an extra bull around for insurance.  I know most people won't believe this, but we use him on all of our heifer that are not related. He consistently calves in the 70's and low 80's. We even linebred him to a daughter and got a 62lbs heifer calf that was 3 days late. I like his calves and they are easy to sell, but his breeding is not for everyone. I know that a lot of people on here would be turned off by the SULL at the front of his name.

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Re: SULL GNCC Urlacher ET Then and Now
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2012, 09:39:28 PM »
I think alot of Shorthorn bulls are kinda cowy looking as they get older. They don't get the real masculine head or cresty neck. I spose it's cause most breeding programs are geared to produce females.jmo
AJ, I think your are right on with that one. My experience is that the only good bull calves you get out of these breedings weigh about 115lbs. CF Star Bucks doesn't fall into this category and that is why I am so high on him. My first three bull calves sired by him are still bulls and were all under 88 lbs. I willl be working on a mature picture of him here soon, still using the yearling pic. Good point Wiseguy.

 

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