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Couple old Herf pics

Postby JHH » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:09 am

Couple pictures with my grandfather and one of his bulls. Taken in 1960.

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Postby ez14. » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:12 am

Nice pictures the bull would be pretty nice with a little more frame!
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Postby farmerjan » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:19 am

One thing to notice about the old pictures. Most of the animals were shorter. I've seen pictures of angus bulls from the 50's and they were up to a mans waist. We have put alot of leg under them in the years since.
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:52 am

farmerjan wrote:We have put alot of leg under them in the years since.

Would a been nice if they had bred in more carcass when they did...but it gave the dogs more bone to chew on
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Postby Bigfoot » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:55 am

I love old pictures like that. Put a few in a lock box. I lost mine to a disaster.
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Postby Davemk » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:21 pm

my grandpa, late 50's early 60's not sure of the date.

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Postby ez14. » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:42 pm

Davemk wrote:my grandpa, late 50's early 60's not sure of the date.

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Postby M.Magis » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:04 pm

farmerjan wrote:One thing to notice about the old pictures. Most of the animals were shorter. I've seen pictures of angus bulls from the 50's and they were up to a mans waist. We have put alot of leg under them in the years since.

It's a cycle. If you go back further, you'll see some enormous animals. Someone here once posted the annual grand prize winners of one of the bigger shows (maybe Denver?) back to around 1900. Some of those bulls you'd need a ladder to climb on. It was very interesting, but I've never been able to find it again.
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:25 pm

Davemk wrote:my grandpa, late 50's early 60's not sure of the date.

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He had a strong top line ...
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Postby Davemk » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:18 pm

one more. The first one I posted was from the fall of 1960.

This one is from 1966
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Postby Backbone Ranch » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:02 pm

Love the old pictures. He looks like a stout little bull.
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Postby kickinbull » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:47 pm

Davemk wrote:my grandpa, late 50's early 60's not sure of the date.

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I just bought some domino semen.
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Re: Couple old Herf pics

Postby creekdrive » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:01 pm

Great old pictures!
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Re: Couple old Herf pics

Postby farmerjan » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:29 pm

M.Magis wrote:
farmerjan wrote:One thing to notice about the old pictures. Most of the animals were shorter. I've seen pictures of angus bulls from the 50's and they were up to a mans waist. We have put alot of leg under them in the years since.

It's a cycle. If you go back further, you'll see some enormous animals. Someone here once posted the annual grand prize winners of one of the bigger shows (maybe Denver?) back to around 1900. Some of those bulls you'd need a ladder to climb on. It was very interesting, but I've never been able to find it again.


That is interesting and would love to see some pics from way back.. I can remember doing relief breeding for Select Sires in the 80's and the angus were so tall they looked like Chi's. Had to use a milk crate to stand on to get in a few cows, and I am nearly 5'7".
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