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Headed to our after Thanksgiving Sale,

Postby gizmom » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:15 pm

The boss and I pulled out this morning heading to the Siebring Angus Sale in Gilman Ill. It is a long haul from northwest Florida but sure get to see a powerful set of females. The sale is Sunday so tomorrow is a looking day. The boss and I enjoy this trip, at least we enjoyed it enough last year to want a repeat. Anyone else going?

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Re: Headed to our after Thanksgiving Sale,

Postby jscunn » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:17 pm

Safe Travels, just got back from our pre Thanksgiving sale (week before).. 848 miles one way door to door. good luck if you are shopping..
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Re: Headed to our after Thanksgiving Sale,

Postby gizmom » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:33 pm

We were wondering if you had gone, did you get anything this year? 11 hours 52 minutes per gps for our trip lots of windshield time for sure.

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Re: Headed to our after Thanksgiving Sale,

Postby jscunn » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:47 pm

My brother bought 186, farm bought 194b. Already home and fit it well with the other 10 heifers. The 186 heifer is really good imo. She is pictured in the catalog.

Our trip was 12 hr and 30 min, my wife has a bit of a lead foot..
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Re: Headed to our after Thanksgiving Sale,

Postby jscunn » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:17 pm

Did you guys get anything bought?
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Re: Headed to our after Thanksgiving Sale,

Postby gizmom » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:49 pm

Well we pulled the trigger and added this cow to the herd today. We partnered
with our friend Keith Walther of High Tide Farm on this one. She is a Final Answer out of SAV Blackbird 7431. Really deep and soggy.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WUdYxVt9c0I

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Re: Headed to our after Thanksgiving Sale,

Postby southernultrablack » Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:13 pm

Better watch her, seems a little high strung! :D
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Re: Headed to our after Thanksgiving Sale,

Postby jscunn » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:12 pm

Congrats.. Nice looking cow. Now your problem is you have to wait til April to start planning flushes.. LOL
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Re: Headed to our after Thanksgiving Sale,

Postby gizmom » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:28 pm

She is pretty laid back :lol: Jscunn your right the down side of this purchase is the April calf, so by the time she has her calf it will be getting to hot to flush. I imagine we will plan a flush in October. She was flushed at Schaff and averaged 8 eggs per flush so hopefully we will have a few to put in January of 2019. One thing this business teaches you is patience, I understand they have a Renoun son in the Schaff sale in Feb that is pretty sporty, I look forward to seeing how he looks we may flush her that way.
We are still on the road but I think the boss and I are about ready to cry uncle and stop for the night. It has been a long day.


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Re: Headed to our after Thanksgiving Sale,

Postby jscunn » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:35 pm

Safe Travels. Congratulations.
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Re: Headed to our after Thanksgiving Sale,

Postby elkwc » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:54 pm

Great cow. Like her. I have seen several Final Answer progeny I like. Some are too moderate for me but all have adequate muscling and usually structurally sound.
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Re: Headed to our after Thanksgiving Sale,

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:32 am

Looks like another meat wagon to me.....and the boss might have himself a girlfriend.
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Re: Headed to our after Thanksgiving Sale,

Postby gizmom » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:27 am

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I agree some are very moderate, this cow is one I would call moderate but as deep wide and soggy as you can make one. You also have to watch feet on Final Answer but this cow has ideal feet. We will breed her to bulls to add a little more frame. I think the breeding to Registry is going to be really good. Grit your right the boss has a new girl friend she loves getting her back scratched.

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Re: Headed to our after Thanksgiving Sale,

Postby Bestoutwest » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:40 pm

Great looking cow! Hope she does well for you guys.
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Re: Headed to our after Thanksgiving Sale,

Postby elkwc » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:25 pm

gizmom wrote:Elkwc

I agree some are very moderate, this cow is one I would call moderate but as deep wide and soggy as you can make one. You also have to watch feet on Final Answer but this cow has ideal feet. We will breed her to bulls to add a little more frame. I think the breeding to Registry is going to be really good. Grit your right the boss has a new girl friend she loves getting her back scratched.

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Thanks for the info about the feet on the Final Answer progeny. The ones I've seen have all been good. But most have been from 3 very good breeders so very likely they have been careful with matings and also culled heavy. We are using a grandson now. He will be sold soon. Have came close to buying a son a couple of times. Feel they offer a lot of what is missing in many Angus. Like I said the main concern I've had is that some are very moderate. Will be very observant about their feet in the future but try to be anyway. You are buidling a strong group of donor cows. The kind that should push your program forward.
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