- Feb 7, 2007
- Hollister, CA
OH Breeder said:justintime said:This is a bit off topic... well, it is completely off topic, but I am still trying to get my head around a 6 figure goat! In my world, a billy goat is lucky to have a 2 figure value, so a 6 figure goat is a little hard to grasp. Actually, I do know that there are some big dollars being spend in the goat business. An ET vet who lives near here, spends over 1/2 his time in Texas flushing goats and he says it is the best paying part of his business.
Speaking of high dollar animals,several years ago, we were flushing some cows here on the farm. The vet who was doing the work asked if he could use our phone as he was bidding on a bull elk that had a record set of antlers. He bid 1 million dollars for this animal and was only going on the report of the size of the antlers. One hour later, the phone rang and this vet was called to the phone to be told that this animal had sold to a US buyer at $1.325 Million. Right now, you can buy some pretty good elk around here for about $500. Sorry, this is way off topic!
In regards to Legacy Plus, I am reading all this with great interest, as I had not heard anything about this until this was posted here. He was bred by Barry Hall, and I saw him numerous times while he was still in Barry's possession.
You saw LP in person. What did you think of him? Female maker or ....
dragon lady said:DLD - you are of course correct, but any way you slice it - it still is pretty slimy (although I really wasn't aware that slime could be sliced ;D)
DLD said:Collection date should be stamped on the straw, along with the registration number of any registered bull. I believe that the stud's id either plainly or in code is supposed to be there as well. So if the bull was collected as Legacy Plus it should include his registration number, and a collection date - I guess this is possible, since it's not the stud's job to police that this bull supposedly died some time ago. If he was collected under another name as a registered Maine bull, then he'd either have to have been issued another set of papers (in which case DNA might match the papers) or used a completely different set of papers from like another deceased bull (in which case DNA would not match), or more than likely he was just collected as an unregistered bull. There's really no way that anybody outside of the original LPJV could openly market the semen as being from Legacy Plus, so any semen that the people who had possession of the bull in the end had collected pretty much had to have been marketed as something other than Legacy Plus, if at all.
As with most things of this nature, it's just not all as it seems.