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NWSS Piedmontese Show Pics

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:03 pm
by slick4591

Re: NWSS Piedmontese Show Pics

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:19 pm
by kenny thomas
Sure looks like good cattle.

Re: NWSS Piedmontese Show Pics

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:41 am
by slick4591
I sure like them.

Re: NWSS Piedmontese Show Pics

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:58 am
by frieghttrain
They look nice, are the bulls smaller framed or are those guys tall?

Re: NWSS Piedmontese Show Pics

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:17 am
by slick4591
Some of both. Pieds are not necessarily on the tall end of the scale.

Re: NWSS Piedmontese Show Pics

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:53 am
by frieghttrain
Gotcha. Do you have problems with inbreeding or do you have a wide genetic base?

Re: NWSS Piedmontese Show Pics

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:46 pm
by slick4591
I'm working to tighten my genetics up, although I recently added a female that should add a bit of height.

Re: NWSS Piedmontese Show Pics

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:40 am
by frieghttrain
That MI cow? I looked at your website and it lists only 2 bulls Monster and Bryson. Is that all you've used?

Re: NWSS Piedmontese Show Pics

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:50 am
by slick4591
Yes, the tall cow, but she's putting on some weight and looking a little better, I think. Bryson is a Monster son and I have kept a grandson of Monster that's being used now. One of my heifers is a Monster daughter and I'll be using Monster's grandson (Coltrain) on grandmother when she's ready.

Re: NWSS Piedmontese Show Pics

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:06 pm
by frieghttrain
So I take it you like Monsters influence. Know any of these? http://www.universalsemensales.com/breeds/piedmontese

Re: NWSS Piedmontese Show Pics

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:02 pm
by slick4591
I have seen those bulls before but don't know anything about them. Pretty sure they are from American or Canadian breeders tho, but without herd prefixes and year id's it's hard to trace them. For some fun you can look thru the Italian bulls. Problem is we don't get to choose which bull. Once a year they offer us a pool of bulls and and take orders. None of their bulls are kept and collected like we do. Once they have collected what they want the bulls go to slaughter.

Re: NWSS Piedmontese Show Pics

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:31 pm
by frieghttrain
slick4591 wrote:I have seen those bulls before but don't know anything about them. Pretty sure they are from American or Canadian breeders tho, but without herd prefixes and year id's it's hard to trace them. For some fun you can look thru the Italian bulls. Problem is we don't get to choose which bull. Once a year they offer us a pool of bulls and and take orders. None of their bulls are kept and collected like we do. Once they have collected what they want the bulls go to slaughter.

Now that is interesting! That's got to stink for them, by the time you find out he's a great bull he's dead and limited semen remains. Is that about right? They look nice by the way.

Re: NWSS Piedmontese Show Pics

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:26 am
by slick4591
That's how they work. They show some early EPD's and you have to decide which one you want from what they offer. Some really good bulls live only thru their genetics.

Re: NWSS Piedmontese Show Pics

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:38 pm
by frieghttrain
I've thought it would be cool to import some semen will probably never do it though. Are you ever going to try one of their bulls?

Re: NWSS Piedmontese Show Pics

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:46 pm
by slick4591
I did one time. Not long after I started with Pieds I ordered on a bull where their EPDs showed him a LBW and used on a heifer. Ended up pulling a 115 lb dead bull calf. Kinda made me a non-believer since their EPDs base numbers are not large. Ended up losing the rest of his and all of Bryson's semen when my tank went dry.


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