Next Legendary Simmental Bull

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Re: Next Legendary Simmental Bull

Postby Gators Rule » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:06 pm

gizmom wrote:I feel bad saying this with him looking right at me in the picture but he would make an excellent rug.

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Those were my exact thoughts!

Incidentally, some folks in an attempt to appear big, act small.
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Re: Next Legendary Simmental Bull

Postby glacierridge » Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:31 am

Gators Rule wrote:
gizmom wrote:I feel bad saying this with him looking right at me in the picture but he would make an excellent rug.

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Those were my exact thoughts!

Incidentally, some folks in an attempt to appear big, act small.


Don't feel too bad, it's already been discussed lol.
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Re: Next Legendary Simmental Bull

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:06 pm

Thought I would update this thread with a picture. He currently weighs 190 pounds, weighed him last night. He is acting off, so we brought up the group and temped them. He was 105, so I gave him Resflor Gold. He is a tank for a calf under 2 months!
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Re: Next Legendary Simmental Bull

Postby lithuanian farmer » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:18 pm

Lovely calf! Love his colour.
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Re: Next Legendary Simmental Bull

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:34 pm

He is still sharp looking. Hope the little guy gets feeling better. 105 is HIGH.
This up & down weather is a killer. We have had pouring rain all day 36F. That is the WORSE weather possible in my books.
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Re: Next Legendary Simmental Bull

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Thu May 17, 2018 7:39 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:I was just thinking about how much value your breeding choices could add to the Simmental breed. In the near future the hides might be worth more than the meat.


Sarcasm noted. That breeding decision was made for the reasons Kris described above. If you didn't read it, her post explains the logic behind their decision. I throw that out there in case you missed the explanation.

BTW: It would make a wonderful rug. Her daughter has a Zebra rug I gave her. This would be nice In her son's room.

You can still register the calf with the ASA, that's the joke. And logical? Logical is culling your poor producers, she's not a fertile cow and that is easily passed on. Then to go through the expense of putting a embro in that's not what your after is a waste. IMO That's going to be one heck of a calf, I would like to see it at 18 months.


Thought I would update this thread. The recip cow that is raising this calf had an embryo put in her because she did not stick to AI last year. She is currently raising that funky looking (embryo) steer, and has settled to her first AI attempt, HPF Optimizer, again for a calf in December (backed her up 30 days from this year - so two calves in 2018). Sometimes, they just do not settle to AI, but take an embryo. The following year they pick right back up where they left off. NOT using a live bull to cover has some disadvantages, but the good ones stick around year after year. We are looking forward to her AI sired calf this fall. I will update on the steer calf when I can get a picture, but he is a TANK and thick as ever. I am excited to see how he does in our carcass contest!
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Re: Next Legendary Simmental Bull

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Sun May 20, 2018 7:37 pm

Not the best pick but caught him eating last night. He is a big boy! Only 5 months old, and still has two months till we wean...

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