CAB said:That is some great reading material and history. I can't imagine.
I bought a potload of first calve heifers from the Padlock in 1987. I can tell you that the heifers I bought did not calve easy. They were bred to the Saler bull Keys Total. I pulled 88% of the calves and I would have to say they the cattle never really adjusted to Iowa. They were born in a bigger pasture. When the potload unloaded at my farm in Iowa, we dropped them into a 160acre stock field and they circled it at full speed two times B4 they slowed down. We sorted through those heifers quickly. They were actually great cows but not born and bred to live in a smaller pasture.