Thoughts on Heifers

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Thoughts on Heifers

Post by abbmiller » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:41 pm

Hi there! I am looking for your opinions on breeding these two heifers. They did decently at the county fair about a week ago as the all black won Reserve Champion Commercial Heifer and the baldy won Grand Champion Commercial Heifer. They will be turned out on pasture once bred and I'm looking for good bulls to breed them to. I do understand you can't go all out for a heifer's first calf but I would like to hear your thoughts as I am trying to breed for heifers that may look a little more fancy for the show ring.

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Re: Thoughts on Heifers

Post by A.J. » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:14 pm

:welcome: congratulations on your shows. I'm not much help suggesting a particular bull, but you've got a good foundation. You have some nice heifers.

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Re: Thoughts on Heifers

Post by Son of Butch » Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:46 pm

Stick with a black angus sire for first calf heifers. I like the looks of Barstow Bankroll at Select Sires.
I've seen some very fancy offspring from SAV Brilliance at ABS

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Post by Boot Jack Bulls » Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:19 pm

Check out Slider. Calving ease Angus that throws some show ring appeal.
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Re: Thoughts on Heifers

Post by abbmiller » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:59 am

Thank you for your help!

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Re: Thoughts on Heifers

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:30 am

Your first picture is the only one showing up for me. She appears to have some Simmental in her. I disagree with breeding her to an Angus bull. Other breeds have bulls that are just as easy calving with great growth. If you breed her to a Simmental, you can register the calf as a 1/2 blood. I could help you pick a bull if you are interested.
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