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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Postby Nesikep » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:44 am

Since we time travelled a backward a little here on CT, I gotta repost this
Hector has been a busy boy
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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:56 am

Took some pictures of our fall bulls. I think they are coming along nicely!

This is an October Optimizer x Shear Force cow;
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This is a HPF Optimizer x Upgrade cow, late September born;
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Here is Ron's Iron Hide x Rocking P cow in the front, and the Sept Optimizer x Summer Sister bull we have shown twice, both times Reserve Champ Simm bull. He weighs close to 1100 now! He would pass a BSE with no problems at this point!
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These are both Optimizers; the one in front grazing is October born
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This is a late October Upperclass x Zsa zsa, so flush brother to the heifer that has been winning for our daughter
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We have a few more, but I did not get pictures. It was such a nice morning, and the boys looked good, so I took my phone out to take a few.
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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Postby Bright Raven » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:17 pm

Kris: just some info on my bull:
Here is Ron's Iron Hide x Rocking P cow in the front.
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DOB: 9/15/2017
Birth Weight 93 lbs
Weaning weight 7 months, If I remember, we weighted him the next day after 11 hours of hauling - 772 lbs.
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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:43 pm

Nesikep wrote:Since we time travelled a backward a little here on CT, I gotta repost this
Hector has been a busy boy


Thanks for posting. I like Hector. Nice bull.
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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Postby sstterry » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:00 pm

Bright Raven wrote:Kris: just some info on my bull:
Here is Ron's Iron Hide x Rocking P cow in the front.
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DOB: 9/15/2017
Birth Weight 93 lbs
Weaning weight 7 months, If I remember, we weighted him the next day after 11 hours of hauling - 772 lbs.

Those are some impressive gains Ron.
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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Postby Bright Raven » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:09 pm

sstterry wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:Kris: just some info on my bull:
Here is Ron's Iron Hide x Rocking P cow in the front.
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DOB: 9/15/2017
Birth Weight 93 lbs
Weaning weight 7 months, If I remember, we weighted him the next day after 11 hours of hauling - 772 lbs.

Those are some impressive gains Ron.


Thank you. I do creep feed my calves. Starting at about a month old, they start sampling the feed. At 2 months old, they are eating enough to be a supplement to the milk. My male calves average about 100 pounds per month. At 8 months old, they average about 800 pounds based on market weights and weights at Fire Sweep. My cows lean a bit toward the big end. Probably average about 1500 pounds mature.
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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Postby Nesikep » Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:32 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
sstterry wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:Kris: just some info on my bull:
Here is Ron's Iron Hide x Rocking P cow in the front.
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DOB: 9/15/2017
Birth Weight 93 lbs
Weaning weight 7 months, If I remember, we weighted him the next day after 11 hours of hauling - 772 lbs.

Those are some impressive gains Ron.


Thank you. I do creep feed my calves. Starting at about a month old, they start sampling the feed. At 2 months old, they are eating enough to be a supplement to the milk. My male calves average about 100 pounds per month. At 8 months old, they average about 800 pounds based on market weights and weights at Fire Sweep. My cows lean a bit toward the big end. Probably average about 1500 pounds mature.

I think 1500 lbs is when they're hungry!
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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Postby Boot Jack Bulls » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:09 pm

I snapped this picture the other day of my NBAR Hamley son, JFCC Silverado. I really like the way he is maturing and carried more than enough condition through winter on hay only. I only wish his chest floor was a bit higher.
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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Postby wbvs58 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:48 am

Boot Jack Bulls wrote:I snapped this picture the other day of my NBAR Hamley son, JFCC Silverado. I really like the way he is maturing and carried more than enough condition through winter on hay only. I only wish his chest floor was a bit higher.
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Why do you say you wish his chest floor a bit higher? He seems to have plenty of air under him and that would reduce his depth.

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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Postby Boot Jack Bulls » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:20 pm

Ken, he's actually a bit heavy in his brisket considering he is only a frame 5.5 bull. It doesn't show in this picture, but his is a touch front heavy for my taste. I personally don't like a bull with a brisket between his knees, no matter the age. I prefer natural depth of rib and muscle carried low on the gaskins and fore arm. I love this bull, and his calves are phenomenal, but his brisket is the one area I would change him.
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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Postby wbvs58 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:30 pm

Thanks Boot Jack.

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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Postby Lrj505 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:05 pm

Needed a bull. Got him for $1,500. What do you guys think ? 2 year old.
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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:57 pm

Lrj505 wrote:Needed a bull. Got him for $1,500. What do you guys think ? 2 year old.
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You made a very good purchase.
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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Postby JWBrahman » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:58 pm

Lrj505 wrote:Needed a bull. Got him for $1,500. What do you guys think ? 2 year old.
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Nice bull.

Here is some worthless advice. The cattle business is at the point where there is so much Angus that the majority of the US herd will grade Choice.

So everybody has the same cattle. The future is about raising proven GENETICS that will grade Prime with Yield Grade 3. If you are just raising cattle you can't beat a $1500 bull as long as he gets the job done. If you are raising GENETICS then we can't tell you much about the bull. For all we know he could be taking you further away from where you need to go.

The trick is taking the proven genetics and culling ruthlessly until you get a herd that works in your situation.
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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Postby Lrj505 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:32 pm

I catch what your saying. I think genetics makes more money than beef. Maybe I should re think this
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