Mcdonald Show Animals
- Jun 17, 2007
- Noble, Okla
Just curious at what age do you breed your heifers?
pigguy said:14-15 months so they calve when they are 2 years of age
Mcdonald Show Animals said:Thanks for the advice I have a heifer that is 15 months old and was wanting to breed her but she seems to be small framed to me. I beleive i will have her AIed in the next week or so.
We have had good luck with Ali, but my niece took a 130 pounder out the side. I don't care for Angus and normally wouldn't suggest one, but with those lines, I would agree with Chambero on this one, Witch Doctor or a proven AngusMcdonald Show Animals said:Would Ali probably be the safest bet? It seems like no one has had any problems with him.
You know I really don't know, we have never used him because we have never been concerned with birthweights. According the EPD's listed in Genetic Horizons he is a -0.3 with a 93% accuracy and he is a 1992 bull, so he is proven. The thing I like with this mating over Angus would be you would have a registerable calf. The Witch Doctor is a PB Maine so the least you would have would be a 1/2 blood calf, same with Ali and we have used Ali on 2 heifers our birthweights were 68 and 73.Mcdonald Show Animals said:What are the avg birthweights with witch doctor?