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Jmb traction

Postby Hogtiming » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:00 pm

Does anyone have any experience or opinions on jmb traction?
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Re: Jmb traction

Postby jscunn » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:36 pm

Got good reports from the neighbor and the select sires guy, planning on using him this year.. Sorry all I have.
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Re: Jmb traction

Postby hargis69 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:40 pm

I saw him at Deer Valley and a lot on his progeny. Will add thickness, not as much length, not bad. Good looking cattle
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Re: Jmb traction

Postby jscunn » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:34 pm

Protect them on frame.

I saw a bunch Saturday. Really good, deep flanked cattle, reminds me of a Connealy type. big open ribbed deep flanked, thick enough, struggle to be large enough unless bred to a big cow.
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Re: Jmb traction

Postby torogmc81 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:26 am

jscunn have you used him yet?

As of 4-5-17

MILK 55 (.36)

$EN -56.05

It just keeps going higher :o :shock:

We just have one due in September ....
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Re: Jmb traction

Postby jscunn » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:00 pm

I only used a couple of straws don't know if any of them took yet. I used CC&7 when he was +52 and now he is much lower than that. CC&7's heifers milked better than the average heifer couple that with the ridiculous amount of adjustment they give young cows and the first couple of years a bulls milk EPD can skyrocket. That being said the fertility and breed back on the CC&7's was really really good. Checkout his pathfinder daughter % (pathfinder daughters/total daughters eligible) One way you can tell how good fertility is on a sire IMO.
As far as Traction goes I cant see enough vertical growth (ie Frame) for them to be that hard doing. Just isn't that much cow there to take care of. If they don't work for me they wont work for a lot of people. We take awful good care of our cows during breeding season. (Winter pasture, good hay, and feed if necessary)..

The bad news is I used him as a numbers improver on a couple of cows that needed help on everything but Milk EPD.. I am a genius.. :dunce:
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Re: Jmb traction

Postby boondocks » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:45 am

A guy recommended him to me (based on the catalog alone). I'm a bit unimpressed with his CED and DOC. Also thinking of Hoover Elation, GAR Sunrise, Deer Valley Old Hickory (for my non-Weigh Up daughters).
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Re: Jmb traction

Postby torogmc81 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:57 pm

Had our Traction calf this AM. Out of a six year old, 100# Traction bull calf. Big bone, SOLID. She calved 5 days early.

Of course on the day it's 95 in mid/late Sept.
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