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Hoover Dam Heifer

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:50 pm
by dt34715
This heifer was born 09/29/2015 and bred to calve on 11/02/17 by Remedy 1T101. I really like the way she has turned out. What are your thoughts?


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Re: Hoover Dam Heifer

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:41 pm
by Clod Hopper
I really like her. One of my bulls is a grand son of Hoover dam and I love his calves. I am going to have to replace him soon because I have kept several of his daughters.

Re: Hoover Dam Heifer

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:34 pm
by jd720
Looks like she should make a good cow to me.

Re: Hoover Dam Heifer

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:29 pm
by Ky hills
Should be a good one, I've been real satisfied with my Hoover Dams.

Re: Hoover Dam Heifer

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:25 pm
by elkwc
I have an yearling bull out of a top son of HD that is one of the top RFI sires and a daughter of War Party. Really like the cross. Look forward to seeing his heifers in a few years.

Re: Hoover Dam Heifer

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:12 am
by wbvs58
She looks the goods, I was pleased to see her. I have just ordered Hoover Dam to use on my heifers at the end of this month, gives me a bit of a preview.

Ken

Re: Hoover Dam Heifer

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:07 am
by Stocker Steve
Why is Hoover Dam so popular?

Re: Hoover Dam Heifer

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:47 am
by elkwc
Steve most of those I've seen have had good muscking, structurally sound and good performance. They are one of the lines that work for the commercial cowman and the feeder. They have many of the qualities that many Angus are lacking.

Re: Hoover Dam Heifer

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:07 am
by pdfangus
I have a CC&7 daughter....
she is a good cow and normally breeds well AI and raises a nice calf every year....all bulls so far... Castrated a Bonapart of Wye son from her a couple of years ago and as he grew everybody that saw him wanted to buy him until I told them he was a steer....
but she is huge....glad she has a good disposition...she was a show heifer for a local 4-H gal for about a year.

Re: Hoover Dam Heifer

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:21 am
by Ky hills
Like Elkwc said, the Hoover Dams just seem to do a lot of things right. The ones that I have always calved good and raised good calves. I have used Hoover Dam on my heifers as well as heifers that I have sold as breds. Last year we had a young bull that we fed out for a beef processed at about 16 months. His dam was a Hoover Dam daughter, sometimes when I see her, I think well she raised us a good beef.

Re: Hoover Dam Heifer

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:34 pm
by Lucky_P
Looks like a nice enough heifer to me - but I'd expect the Angus purists to be aghast at the amount of white she's carrying on her underline.

Re: Hoover Dam Heifer

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:42 pm
by pdfangus
Lucky_P wrote:Looks like a nice enough heifer to me - but I'd expect the Angus purists to be aghast at the amount of white she's carrying on her underline.


can't judge the extent by the picture but what can be seen looks legal to me...

Re: Hoover Dam Heifer

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:09 pm
by elkwc
Ky hills wrote:Like Elkwc said, the Hoover Dams just seem to do a lot of things right. The ones that I have always calved good and raised good calves. I have used Hoover Dam on my heifers as well as heifers that I have sold as breds. Last year we had a young bull that we fed out for a beef processed at about 16 months. His dam was a Hoover Dam daughter, sometimes when I see her, I think well she raised us a good beef.


I compare HD and even War Party to About Time of the Herefords. Might not be the top show sire but their progeny are fairly uniform and consistent in type. The ones I've seen for sure won't set your herd back. The grandson of HD I have is a half brother to the top performing bull over all breeds at the recent Green Springs RFI bull test. Their sire is a true performance sire. Again not a show bull but a bull that sires the kind that will make the commercial cattle man money.

Re: Hoover Dam Heifer

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:40 pm
by Stocker Steve
Lucky_P wrote:Looks like a nice enough heifer to me - but I'd expect the Angus purists to be aghast at the amount of white she's carrying on her underline.


I thought she was Sim Angus :cboy:

Re: Hoover Dam Heifer

Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:42 pm
by Stocker Steve
Lucky_P wrote:Looks like a nice enough heifer to me


What would an open Hoover Dam yearling heifer like that be worth in your area? Here they r asking U$S 1300 to 1450.