? Simmental bull with white socks on back feet

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phillse

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Looking at a young Simmental bull prospect but he has nice little white ankle sock on both back feet.  I am concerned about the possibilities of him throwing spotted calves.  Any of you got any experience with this?

I know his dam carries the spotter gene, she has thrown a couple of spotted calves.  His sire is Hooks Shear Force 38K

He is everything I hoped for in the cross, except for the white back feet.  Was really wanting heifer out of the 16year old cow, but a bull can be just as good at continuing her genetics in the herd.
 

knabe

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socks mean holstein
CAB means angus

both are misleading but market place premium reality.

ncba etc., should never have allowed the CAB label.

the consumer has no idea what it means.

if the label doesn't clearly say what else is in there and that its only 50.00000000000001% angus or whatever it is or isn't (brahman), it should clearly state this.

if the label says angus, it should be 100% angus, which is also available.

the average consumer has no idea what the difference between 100% angus (which probably needs to be audited and validated) and CAB is.
 
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