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Re: SAV Bruiser

Postby angus9259 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:01 am

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Here's the first bruiser bull calf from the fall bred heifer group. Should have 12 more coming. Came quick, went right to nursing, no issues. Prob weigh around 75#


Always good when heifer can drop a bull with no issues. My bruiser semen for a group of 10 heifers arrives later this fall. Keep me posted!
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Re: SAV Bruiser

Postby Lazy M » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:49 pm

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Pic off the latest Bruiser calf. Had 7 so far with no issues, and the due date isn't actually until Sept 8. Only problem so far is that 6/7 are bull calves
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Re: SAV Bruiser

Postby angus9259 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 6:42 am

Lazy M wrote:Image
Pic off the latest Bruiser calf. Had 7 so far with no issues, and the due date isn't actually until Sept 8. Only problem so far is that 6/7 are bull calves


Short gestation and calving 6 bulls too. Good data. I will proceed with using him on my heifers. Did you timed ai then so they were all due on the 8th?
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Re: SAV Bruiser

Postby Lazy M » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:38 am

angus9259 wrote:
Lazy M wrote:Image
Pic off the latest Bruiser calf. Had 7 so far with no issues, and the due date isn't actually until Sept 8. Only problem so far is that 6/7 are bull calves


Short gestation and calving 6 bulls too. Good data. I will proceed with using him on my heifers. Did you timed ai then so they were all due on the 8th?

Yes I did the 14 day tai for the heifers
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Re: SAV Bruiser

Postby angus9259 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:03 pm

I just noticed that on the ABS website, Bruiser weighed less at 21 months than he did at 12 months.
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Re: SAV Bruiser

Postby Lazy M » Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:50 pm

Noticed that too. Must have taken him off the hot feed
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Re: SAV Bruiser

Postby Lazy M » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:22 pm

Pics of a few of the cows that I ai'ed to the ABS Hereford bull, Ribeye:
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So far 7/10 bred to Ribeye have calved, with 4 bulls and 3 heifers. These calves have been much larger than the Bruiser calves. I'd estimate that they'll average 85-95 lbs. No calving problems, and they've been nice hardy calves. I hope that the ai took on at least 2 of the others.
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Re: SAV Bruiser

Postby Lazy M » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:23 pm

Sorry that the pic quality sucks. I guess that I'll have to start using photobucket again.
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Re: SAV Bruiser

Postby frieghttrain » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:28 am

That's good you had that good of sticking rates better then we did. Did you sync the cows?
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Re: SAV Bruiser

Postby Lazy M » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:13 am

We did the 7 day tai for the cows. I'm pleased with the conception for the cows but not too happy for the heifers. The due date is tomorrow and we have 2 more heifers that look close. If they do calf with black calves (I used a Hereford for cleanup) 9 of the 15 heifers took.
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Re: SAV Bruiser

Postby Lazy M » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:33 pm

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This will prob be the last ai calf of this group. 110 lb ribeye heifer. Big girl.
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Re: SAV Bruiser

Postby angus9259 » Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:17 am

Wow - 110 lbs. Was that a bruiser calf out of a ribeye heifer or was it just a ribeye heifer and bruiser had nothing to do with it?
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Re: SAV Bruiser

Postby Lazy M » Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:23 am

angus9259 wrote:Wow - 110 lbs. Was that a bruiser calf out of a ribeye heifer or was it just a ribeye heifer and bruiser had nothing to do with it?

Ribeye calf. I didn't weigh any of the Bruiser calves but they all looked to be in the 70-75 lb range
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Re: SAV Bruiser

Postby CX2 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:34 pm

I am getting ready to AI 240 heifers this fall. I have been on the fence about using Bruiser but after joining this forum and reading the replys I think I will go all in on him. I really like Absolute but my biggest concern with him is I have felt like he doesn't settle heifers very good. Anyone else had that feeling using him?
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Re: SAV Bruiser

Postby Lazy M » Fri Oct 07, 2016 2:32 pm

The last few seasons I've asked about absolute, but he always is on back order. So either he isn't producing enough or people have really liked his calves.
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