Dang Hector's grown!

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of your favorite breed.
User avatar
TennesseeTuxedo
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 13936
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:49 pm
Location: Live in Franklin, TN farm in Warsaw, KY
Has thanked: 754 times
Been thanked: 681 times

Re: Dang Hector's grown!

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat May 25, 2019 6:32 pm

3waycross wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 6:23 pm
gaurus wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:16 pm
3waycross wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:32 pm
Getting kinda inbred aren't you?
There is nothing wrong with that as long as you know what you are doing and cull accordingly, Ive heard that there is a close inbred line of Herefords that are doing just fine(close for like 30+ years)
Nothing like getting flamed on a post from 2 years ago...Actually in the hands of the vast majority of people there is plenty wrong with inbreeding. By the time they figure out that they are not competent their cowherd is ruined. Having witnessed this in person I can tell you it takes a long time to recover...for the record. I am not saying Nesi is incompetent just making an observation.
Can’t let your guard down for a minute around here Vic.


Making Cattle Today Great Again!
Sometimes you do have to throw out the babies with the bath water.

User avatar
Nesikep
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 14884
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:37 pm
Location: Lillooet, BC, Canada
Has thanked: 689 times
Been thanked: 523 times

Re: Dang Hector's grown!

Post by Nesikep » Sat May 25, 2019 6:48 pm

3waycross wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 6:23 pm
gaurus wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 4:16 pm
3waycross wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:32 pm
Getting kinda inbred aren't you?
There is nothing wrong with that as long as you know what you are doing and cull accordingly, Ive heard that there is a close inbred line of Herefords that are doing just fine(close for like 30+ years)
Nothing like getting flamed on a post from 2 years ago...Actually in the hands of the vast majority of people there is plenty wrong with inbreeding. By the time they figure out that they are not competent their cowherd is ruined. Having witnessed this in person I can tell you it takes a long time to recover...for the record. I am not saying Nesi is incompetent just making an observation.
I'd need triple the number of cows to be able to do what I'd really like to do, such as having several of my own bulls to choose from and rotating them out.. I don't think I'm very competent, I think I'm pretty lucky at it too.. At this point I can only say I like what I see, they're meaty and they're growing.
Good to see you around once in a while, hope all's well with you and your family!
What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence
-Christopher Hitchens

User avatar
ALACOWMAN
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 16514
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:16 pm
Location: Alabama the Beautiful
Has thanked: 509 times
Been thanked: 459 times

Re: Dang Hector's grown!

Post by ALACOWMAN » Sat May 25, 2019 6:52 pm

If you can't be competent, then lucky will do..
someone said I should follow my dreams,,so I went back to bed...

User avatar
Nesikep
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 14884
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:37 pm
Location: Lillooet, BC, Canada
Has thanked: 689 times
Been thanked: 523 times

Re: Dang Hector's grown!

Post by Nesikep » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:32 pm

Well, He's gone now :( Can't keep him forever unfortunately.. couldn't have asked for a better behaved bull though, absolutely "owned" his herd and was a big suckup to me.. I'll get his weight here soon.


Chewing cud in the morning sun
Image

On the move to check out a cow
Image

He really knew how to pose (wish my calves learned that!)
Image

Looking down the alley
Image

Image

I don't wanna go in that trailer... He didn't like fly spray much, turns out it was just the right motivation to get him to go in!.. a few spritzes and he walked in!
Image


His son Zeus, who'll be taking his place in a while probably.. I will get another low BW bull for next year, then I'll see which bull I like better
I know these pics are in Zeus's thread too.. 170 days old
Image

Image

Big suckers for attention
Image

Apple doesn't fall far from the tree, like father like son
Image
What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence
-Christopher Hitchens

User avatar
Jeanne - Simme Valley
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 10694
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 5:46 am
Location: Central Upstate New York
Has thanked: 424 times
Been thanked: 624 times

Re: Dang Hector's grown!

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:52 am

Sad day for you. Sorry, part of our business.
Simme Valley of New York - http://www.SimmeValley.com
"We make a living by what we get,
we make a life by what we give."

Redgully
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 627
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:24 am
Location: Karragullen, Western Australia
Has thanked: 354 times
Been thanked: 216 times

Re: Dang Hector's grown!

Post by Redgully » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:39 am

Never fun moving the good ones on.

NonTypicalCPA
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 491
Joined: Tue May 24, 2016 12:33 pm
Location: SW Michigan
Has thanked: 40 times
Been thanked: 24 times

Re: Dang Hector's grown!

Post by NonTypicalCPA » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:44 am

On to a new pasture? Or the sale barn? Zeus looks great!

User avatar
Nesikep
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 14884
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:37 pm
Location: Lillooet, BC, Canada
Has thanked: 689 times
Been thanked: 523 times

Re: Dang Hector's grown!

Post by Nesikep » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:05 am

NonTypicalCPA wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:44 am
On to a new pasture? Or the sale barn? Zeus looks great!
Sale barn.. maybe someone liked him? The auctioneer knows him from pictures and such, his sire was actually owned by the auctioneer before we got him (arnold, my profile pic)
What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence
-Christopher Hitchens

User avatar
gizmom
GURU
GURU
Posts: 3176
Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:23 pm
Location: Molino Florida
Has thanked: 140 times
Been thanked: 287 times

Re: Dang Hector's grown!

Post by gizmom » Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:10 am

It sure is hard letting the special ones go, part of the business but sure not a fun part. He sure left you with some good ones!

Gizmom
Respect give it to get it!

User avatar
Nesikep
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 14884
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:37 pm
Location: Lillooet, BC, Canada
Has thanked: 689 times
Been thanked: 523 times

Re: Dang Hector's grown!

Post by Nesikep » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:06 am

Just got the check, 2250 lbs @ 1.06... Had I been able to sell him a month earlier I think I'd have done a lot better, but I wanted to bring my cull cows too, and their calves weren't ready to wean
What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence
-Christopher Hitchens

Post Reply