Opinions on calves

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Opinions on calves

Postby sske » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:52 pm

I had a chance to snap these pictures earlier today the red bull was born 1-27-17, the black bull and heifer were both born on 2-14-17. I'd like to hear your honest opinions of these 3, good and bad.
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Re: Opinions on calves

Postby sske » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:58 pm

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Re: Opinions on calves

Postby Son of Butch » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:05 pm

IF they were in a sale ring, I would be a serious feeder bidder on the 2 males.
IF the red one was in the sale ring as a breeding bull, I would pay feeder price.

I don't like breeding bulls that cross their front feet for good luck, :) (pic 1) too narrow for my purposes.

The heifer looks decent, good front end extension, adequate body depth for her age, yes I'd be bidding for her as a replacement heifer, I could always sell her later on as a bred heifer if I didn't like her in person or inadequate pelvic score.
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Re: Opinions on calves

Postby Nesikep » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:17 pm

I like the heifer better than the bull.. She is a bit light looking, but if you know her lines and like them, that's important too.. I've had some "modest" looking cows that performed very well. The bull doesn't have the meat and thickness I look for, in his case especially the waist and butt
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Re: Opinions on calves

Postby BrangusUSA » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:33 am

I would be keeping the heifer and using her for breeding stock. At least look at her first calf and does she breed and breed back on time.
I would not keep the bulls.
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Re: Opinions on calves

Postby sske » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:43 pm

Thank you for the input, I'm hauling these calves to the sale next week for a neighbor when I take my calves down. I'm planning on buying the heifer as a possible replacement, and have been debating buying the red bull if the price is right, and see how he matures. I wanted to get some more input on him and see what you guys thought of him. And while I've got this thread going, can I get some feedback on this char-x heifer she was born 1-30-17.
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Re: Opinions on calves

Postby xbredcattle » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:49 pm

I like the heifer - think both bulls would have made better steers
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Re: Opinions on calves

Postby sske » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:09 pm

I got a couple more pictures of the bulls this afternoon, id like as much feed back as possible since I see good and bad in both of them but would like to learn more from other people's perspectives of them.
Thank you all for taking the time to read and post.
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Re: Opinions on calves

Postby Supa Dexta » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:50 am

Black one is just too light built, and nothing about him suggests keeping him. Red one is harder to see in the shadows, but has more of a bull stance and is thicker standing.
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Re: Opinions on calves

Postby elkwc » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:58 am

Supa Dexta wrote:Black one is just too light built, and nothing about him suggests keeping him. Red one is harder to see in the shadows, but has more of a bull stance and is thicker standing.


I agree. If he can get the red one bought reasonable and has the feed and time he could develop him and likely get his money back even if he doesn't make the cut later.
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Re: Opinions on calves

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:47 am

IMO - the only good one you posted was the Charolais heifer. She really looks good.
The bulls are a waste of money. More meat on the front end of the red one, both lack rear quarters.
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Re: Opinions on calves

Postby Coosh71 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:22 am

CharX heifer would be a good one to keep and breed. Always have options with her down the line. Keep, sell bred or as a pair. Red bull definitely better than the black, but I also like more of a rear end on my bulls. Seem to pass that extra meat onto calves. Good luck.
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