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Sandpoint Butkus

Postby Lazy M » Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:57 pm

Debating on a sire to use on about 25 balancer heifers. A local seedstock guy strongly advised that this bull was the real deal. He bred many spring calving heifers to him last year and said that all the calves have been standouts.
Any thoughts?http://www.selectsiresbeef.com/index.php/bull-database-view-page/page?bid=313
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Re: Sandpoint Butkus

Postby Son of Butch » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:23 pm

-2.0 bw [top 4%] with .78 acc
.28 radg [top 10%]
$W 80 [top 3%]
with moderate milk at 18
cem 19 [top 1%]
hp 11 [top 40%]
I've always wondered why I haven't heard more buzz about him.
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Re: Sandpoint Butkus

Postby Till-Hill » Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:50 pm

I custom ai'd 30 heifers to him this year. Buddy mine says they will pull 20% of them and they will be biggest Calves next fall. Not a heifer bull then for me anyway. He is a good looking rascal tho!
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Re: Sandpoint Butkus

Postby Son of Butch » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:11 am

Not a heifer bull? 20 ced top 1% -2.0 bw
Expecting major changes when more reports come in?
Your Buddy's calves already on the ground?
Almost sounds like he's reading the edps upside down.
assisting 20% would be about -13 ced and -3 ced is in the bottom 5% of the breed, so 20% assist is almost off the chart.
I can't believe any Final Answer son would have a 20% assistance rate.
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Re: Sandpoint Butkus

Postby Till-Hill » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:45 am

Butch yes Calves 2 or 3 years ago. He won't use him again but different Bulls work different on every farm too.
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Re: Sandpoint Butkus

Postby Lazy M » Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:15 am

Interesting.The guy I spoke to about him didn't have any calving problems at all, but he did say that the calves didn't come out "tiny and weak" like many of the extreme calving ease bulls that he has used..
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