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Thinking long term

Postby WalnutCrest » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:35 pm

Not sure where this goes, but I'm quite thrilled with today's events.

Our largest client just told us they'd like to become a cooperator.

This will, over the next few years, double the size of what we can do.

They're excited to be exclusively raising fullblood Aubrac cattle (including the breeding and raising of our own Aubrac-sired F1 Jersey cross calves to be recips for embryo work) ... and ... partnering with us in the further development and expansion of our beef marketing ...

Tonight was been almost two years in the making. We couldn't be more pleased with how today went.

... and the icing on top ... in just the last few weeks, we have been approached by a respected breeder in France (who, without us knowing it at the time, is the breeder of one of the French bulls we've been using in our ET program) who wants to import genetics from us, with an eye to us bringing back over from France new and complimentary genetics for what we already have here.

I consider all of this a huge validation of the very different drum we've been marching to ... blending the criteria of hardiness, palatability, fertility, efficiency and temperament.

Thanks for letting me spout off a bit!
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Re: Thinking long term

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:46 pm

Congratulations. You must be excited. This will keep your motor humming for a while.

Great to hear. Have fun.
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Re: Thinking long term

Postby Stocker Steve » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:00 pm

I did not totally understand. You are trading semen with a respected French breeder?
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Re: Thinking long term

Postby WalnutCrest » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:13 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:I did not totally understand. You are trading semen with a respected French breeder?


Semen to France.
Embryos and semen to the US.

Import restrictions and the nuances of the French herd book are not inconsequential. There is a decent (or better) chance this won't happen ... but that they sought me out and want it to happen is a big deal to me.
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Re: Thinking long term

Postby talltimber » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:09 am

That's cool, congratulations
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Re: Thinking long term

Postby R V » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:54 am

Congratulations!
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Re: Thinking long term

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:41 am

Congratulations!
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Re: Thinking long term

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:33 am

Sounds exciting, good luck!
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Re: Thinking long term

Postby morancher » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:25 am

Great News

It's nice when positive things happen...
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Re: Thinking long term

Postby slick4591 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:35 am

Congrats!
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Re: Thinking long term

Postby southernultrablack » Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:32 am

Congratulations!
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Re: Thinking long term

Postby Stocker Steve » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:19 pm

Congrats! I think cooperator herds are a great way to get leverage, local representation, and momentum. Sounds like a win - win deal for both operations.

What do you see as the next milestone for your seed stock operations?
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Re: Thinking long term

Postby Nesikep » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:00 pm

sounds exciting, and validating at least!
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Re: Thinking long term

Postby WalnutCrest » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:24 am

Stocker Steve wrote:Congrats! I think cooperator herds are a great way to get leverage, local representation, and momentum. Sounds like a win - win deal for both operations.


Thanks. That's the idea ...

Stocker Steve wrote:What do you see as the next milestone for your seed stock operations?


For you to buy a spendy bull for some of your girls! :D

... in all seriousness, continue going down the path I've been traveling, and not get discouraged when things take longer than expected ... it's easy to get discouraged about any old little thing ... the trick is to keep going and to find things to be excited about.

The next milestone is tomorrow.
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Re: Thinking long term

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:33 am

I already have some spendy bulls. Now I am waiting on the bull retirement program.
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