Weston Ready Go

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oakview

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Weston Ready Go or just plain Ready Go?  There is some Ready Go semen out there, but's it's going to be hard to find and even more difficult to purchase I would imagine.
 

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I didn't realize he was just called Ready Go.  And yes I want plain Ready Go semen. registration 3602911
 

aj

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If I remember right JIT had semen in Canada. Ampules. But it wasn't cleared for border crossing into the USA?
 

oakview

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I would bet money there's no Lincoln Red in Ready Go.  There's none in his listed pedigree, either.  Too bad Bill Marsden isn't around any more.  He could tell you all about him. 
 

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Unfortunately, there is no Ready Go semen in the US and only a few vials left in Canada. I recently pulled his semen off the market as I plan to use what is remaining myself.
i bought Ready Go in 1973 at the Polled Congress in Louisville at $5300 which was a record price at that sale at that time. He was the first bull I owned that had more than paid for himself before he had a calf on the ground here. In fact when we collected him he was picked by a breeder from Argentina and another from South Africa to use in their herds. An interesting side note to this is that the breeder in South Africa purchased $5000 of semen but South Africa had a law that prohibited more than $2000 to be sent outside the country by any South African resident. He resolved this issue by having his girlfriends in London, England, San Francisco and Vancouver send the payment.
Ready Go is the only bull I owned that has semen sold in every year since he was purchased.( 47 years).  I recently sold embryos to two US breeders as they could not get semen. Some Canadian breeders still say he is the best bull they have found to use on heifers. He produced exceptionally high quality semen and he was used as a benchmark at the AI stud he was collected, to compare the semen from other bulls to. He oftentimes produced over 1000 straws of semen on a collection date. Ready Go was 100% Shorthorn. There wasn't any Lincoln Red in his pedigree.
 

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Duncraggan

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I have semen in my tank from a bull, Nonen Apple, who has Ready Go as his sire's dam's sire, as well as his sire's sire's sire's sire!
I bought a number of great cows and a bull from the late Steve Gawith and they were excellent cattle.
I ended up purchasing the Primeston herd of Shorthorns, and the stud name and prefix from the owner, who sold Steve his whole polled Shorthorn stud to start the Rozetta stud, which he owned successfully for many years! Primeston kept all the horned cattle!
I intend to put N. Apple and some other historic sires back onto the herd in a few years time!
 

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The last person to own him was Gus Lippert I think. He lived about 40 miles from me. I went over and saw him. I once had 40 amps of him in a jug. I can't remember for sure but the jug went bad or I threw the semen away or something. I wish to heck I still had it. I was thinking he might of been homo polled but I can't remember.
 

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aj said:
The last person to own him was Gus Lippert I think. He lived about 40 miles from me. I went over and saw him. I once had 40 amps of him in a jug. I can't remember for sure but the jug went bad or I threw the semen away or something. I wish to heck I still had it. I was thinking he might of been homo polled but I can't remember.


Yes Ready Go was homozygous polled. And Yes Gus Lippert bought him from us. I always remember Gus telling me that he had never purchased a bull privately before. He said he always just went to the state sale and bought the Champion bull. That way he had someone else's opinion before he bought him
There seems to be some interest in these older genetics in the US again. I flushed a cow to Four Point Major and to Ready Go and got 24 grade one embryos from these two flushes. I sold the last ones I had this morning to New York state,. All 24 of these embryos sold to the US.  The guy in New York also took 4 other embryos from this same cow and a couple other bulls from the 80s and 90s. I probably will try to make some more.
 
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