Getting prepared for 2018 Breeding Season

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Re: Getting prepared for 2018 Breeding Season

Postby Hogtiming » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:28 am

Air gator wrote:Hogtiming,
I haven't seen any updates on Southside. I saw that his son the Rock is being used.
Have you seen anything out of him or had some? I also like No Doubt.

I like Southside I have several cows about 25 cows from him. Reg and commercial. His calves grow well great dispositions. I haven't had any feet Issues. a lot like war party but a tad thicker from my experience
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Re: Getting prepared for 2018 Breeding Season

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:29 pm

WinterSpringsFarm wrote:I am ready for my spring breeding, its a disease I think. All I can think about is what semen I will be using next.

Heifers will be breed to LRS Elevate

Cows will have some Steel Force x Pays to Believe embryos implanted

Donors will be flushed to JF Milestone and............ (Not sure in the 2nd donor just yet), and then bred to W/C No Remorse and HPF Quantum Leap.


I have my first Elevate due in two weeks. Bright Raven had one this week, looks pretty good.
I am going to try Genex's new bull, 1143Y (Lock n Load - full brother to W/C Loaded Up). I bought some Shell Shocked, but those calves do not arrive until spring. Right now, we have had some Optimizers and Live Ammo hit the ground.
I like using W/C Lockdown on heifers, also Pays To Dream and Elevate.
I bought some Milestone semen, not sure who I will use him on (or what...)
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Re: Getting prepared for 2018 Breeding Season

Postby WinterSpringsFarm » Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:40 am

FSR- I have a Shell Shocked due this spring. I am friends with the breeder, and he had a couple out of him last fall. I'm pretty excited for mine to arrive.

I have 2 due to Optimizer tin the spring as well.

Would love to see the Elevates when they arrive.
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Re: Getting prepared for 2018 Breeding Season

Postby jd720 » Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:25 pm

We are going to use Pays To Believe ,Upgrade , Bandwagon and Optimizer on the cows. May try Lock Down or Brilliance on the 3 heifers not decided yet. May try the new Declaration bull Select Sires has on some cows.
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Re: Getting prepared for 2018 Breeding Season

Postby NEFarmwife » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:21 pm

gizmom wrote:Well we have five calves on the ground so far, but when the babies start arriving it is time to start thinking about the next breeding season. I still have three bulls on my must have in the tank list but got the bulk of what we will be using this year ordered today. Today I ordered:

SAV Resouce
SAV Renown
SAV Reign
SAV Abundance
Buford Pathfinder
Bruin Torque

The other three bulls that I want to use are:

Coleman Doc
SAV Sensation
OCC Zodiak

Anyone else got their bulls selected yet?

gizmom


We have used Resource for several breeding seasons now. He's a favorite.

We bred Sensation this past year, should start seeing his calves as early as Christmas.

For Resource and Renown being bros, we aren't fans of Renown.
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Re: Getting prepared for 2018 Breeding Season

Postby gizmom » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:50 pm

Got a call today from Genex Renown is on back order so may not be using him this year.

NE we have calves on the ground out of Recharge and cows in production out of Resource but nothing out of Renown have some due in the fall. What do you not like about his calves? We saw quite a few at Schaff and they were all really good.

AG I still have Recharge in the tank and will use him again we like his calves a lot! We have a Recharge calf on the Florida bull test that is doing really good we may bring him home to use. The boss actually likes the Recharge calves a bit better than Resource. I am waffling between the Recharge calf and a Resource calf here at the house to use natural service this year. I guess we will decide in December, both are really complete. The Resource is out of one of my all time favorite cows she is a Pathfinder. The Recharge is out of a younger cow this is just her second calf, but she has done a great job with both. We will be using C37 the Junauda 7009 x Rainmaker 6169 bull and our 1339 bull out of 658 x 0035 natural service as well. So I am positive on two out of three of the natural service sires.

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Re: Getting prepared for 2018 Breeding Season

Postby torogmc81 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:17 pm

Just added PVF Insight to the tank last week ...

On cows:
PVF Insight
Conneally Capitalist (found out he went back down to $30)
SAV Angus Valley
SAV Resource

If had more cows would also use:
Cowboy Up
JD Pay Dirt 546 (1682 son)
Musgrave Stunner

For 2nd timers, we are using

PVF Insight

For Heifers

S Whitlock
LD Capitalist 316 (sire of Musgrave Stunner)


Just had a Traction calf today. We are anxious to see a few Whitlock calves out of a few heifers in early '18
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Re: Getting prepared for 2018 Breeding Season

Postby Franke » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:23 pm

Thinking of using
ACW Ironhide
W/C Executive Order
Colburn Primo
and flush to W/C Loaded Up
It will more than likely change some until then but that is what I am thinking for now.
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Re: Getting prepared for 2018 Breeding Season

Postby gizmom » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:39 pm

I forgot to mention an old bull I'm going to plug into a few spots this year an old one but a good one.

Bon View Emulation EXT 473 reg#11901155

As of this morning we have 20 on the ground calves are looking good so far.

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Re: Getting prepared for 2018 Breeding Season

Postby Hunter » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:13 am

tnfarmboy67 wrote:I have Mead Magnitude, Freys Opportunity, Connealy Black Granite, and Jindra Acclaim ordered. I will also use some Bridges Double Down, SF Speedway, and Sydgen Fate. If I had more cows I would like to use S Whitlock, and 3F Epic 4631.


First bull sale I ever went to was Mead Farms. Kind of neat to see someone using semen from one of theirs.
Wish you all the best of luck as seeing new calves on the ground is always fun.
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