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Re: Bright Raven

Postby callmefence » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:00 pm

gcreekrch wrote:
MRRherefords wrote:Nice bull. If you don't mind my asking where did you purchase him from? Is he registered?


He does have registration papers not that his harem will care. Ron posted the catalog he came out of, MC Quantock Livestock, Lloydminster Alberta. He has been dehorned, I am not a polled fan.


Not a fan of the polled Hereford either.
Dandy of a bull.
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Re: Bright Raven

Postby ALACOWMAN » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:46 pm

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Black cows for baldies.
looks like the prime suspect for it....
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Re: Bright Raven

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:09 pm

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TennesseeTuxedo wrote:He has no feet!


I've seen a video of him and he has feet. I wouldn't have pursued him if he didn't.


I know, that's sort of a running joke around here. Some guys insist there must be some flaw with the structure of the feet if a bull is standing in straw.

Good looking bull in my opinion but I do run a polled one for what it's worth.
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Re: Bright Raven

Postby Rafter S » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:35 pm

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gcreekrch wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:He has no feet!


I've seen a video of him and he has feet. I wouldn't have pursued him if he didn't.


I know, that's sort of a running joke around here. Some guys insist there must be some flaw with the structure of the feet if a bull is standing in straw.

Good looking bull in my opinion but I do run a polled one for what it's worth.


When I'm picking out a Hereford I want the best bull, regardless of horns. I can't eat them anyway.
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Re: Bright Raven

Postby ALACOWMAN » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:08 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
gcreekrch wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:He has no feet!


I've seen a video of him and he has feet. I wouldn't have pursued him if he didn't.


I know, that's sort of a running joke around here. Some guys insist there must be some flaw with the structure of the feet if a bull is standing in straw.

Good looking bull in my opinion but I do run a polled one for what it's worth.
considering where you got him...it means a lot...
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Re: Bright Raven

Postby gcreekrch » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:30 pm

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I assume you're the one that bought him? In any case, he looks good. What kind of cows will he go on?


Black cows for baldies.


He'd do real good on Brangus too, I imagine, but you may be too far north to want to try that.


He would that but unlike other Canadians, I will leave the Brahman derivatives where they belong. In warmer climes.
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Re: Bright Raven

Postby gcreekrch » Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:38 pm

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gcreekrch wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:He has no feet!


I've seen a video of him and he has feet. I wouldn't have pursued him if he didn't.


I know, that's sort of a running joke around here. Some guys insist there must be some flaw with the structure of the feet if a bull is standing in straw.

Good looking bull in my opinion but I do run a polled one for what it's worth.


I knew where you were going with the statement.

I will quote a former, long dead cowboss who worked for Canada's largest cattle operation, the Douglas Lake Ranch for over 40 years.
Mike Fergusen was asked to speak at a Canadian Hereford Assn. AGM at one time about DL's extensive use of Hereford bulls. His talk was about the horned kind. So much so that a Polled breeder pressured him to respond why DL didn't use Polled bulls.

Mike's answer was classic, got him escorted off the stage and mirrors my own generally. He said, " We have found that if a bull has a pointy head, he has a pointy azz to go with it."

They are better than they were. but the market here still shows lack of acceptance for Polled Herefords or their crosses.
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Re: Bright Raven

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:45 pm

gcreekrch wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
gcreekrch wrote:
I've seen a video of him and he has feet. I wouldn't have pursued him if he didn't.


I know, that's sort of a running joke around here. Some guys insist there must be some flaw with the structure of the feet if a bull is standing in straw.

Good looking bull in my opinion but I do run a polled one for what it's worth.


I knew where you were going with the statement.

I will quote a former, long dead cowboss who worked for Canada's largest cattle operation, the Douglas Lake Ranch for over 40 years.
Mike Fergusen was asked to speak at a Canadian Hereford Assn. AGM at one time about DL's extensive use of Hereford bulls. His talk was about the horned kind. So much so that a Polled breeder pressured him to respond why DL didn't use Polled bulls.

Mike's answer was classic, got him escorted off the stage and mirrors my own generally. He said, " We have found that if a bull has a pointy head, he has a pointy azz to go with it."

They are better than they were. but the market here still shows lack of acceptance for Polled Herefords or their crosses.


I have nothing against a horned Hereford bull. I primarily run Angus cows with a small group of Hereford gals in the mix. For the record I wasn't "going" anywhere just stating that I have a polled Hereford bull.
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Re: Bright Raven

Postby gcreekrch » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:05 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
gcreekrch wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
I know, that's sort of a running joke around here. Some guys insist there must be some flaw with the structure of the feet if a bull is standing in straw.

Good looking bull in my opinion but I do run a polled one for what it's worth.


I knew where you were going with the statement.

I will quote a former, long dead cowboss who worked for Canada's largest cattle operation, the Douglas Lake Ranch for over 40 years.
Mike Fergusen was asked to speak at a Canadian Hereford Assn. AGM at one time about DL's extensive use of Hereford bulls. His talk was about the horned kind. So much so that a Polled breeder pressured him to respond why DL didn't use Polled bulls.

Mike's answer was classic, got him escorted off the stage and mirrors my own generally. He said, " We have found that if a bull has a pointy head, he has a pointy azz to go with it."

They are better than they were. but the market here still shows lack of acceptance for Polled Herefords or their crosses.


I have nothing against a horned Hereford bull. I primarily run Angus cows with a small group of Hereford gals in the mix. For the record I wasn't "going" anywhere just stating that I have a polled Hereford bull.


I meant your good natured dig about the feet. :D We are all free to use what genetics we like. Thankfully we aren't all the same, there would be no need for discussions.
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Re: Bright Raven

Postby Nesikep » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:40 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:I know, that's sort of a running joke around here. Some guys insist there must be some flaw with the structure of the feet if a bull is standing in straw.

I don't see it as "hiding" something as far as structure goes, but it makes ANY bull look deep chested and long when they might not be

I unfortunately don't see that trend changing any time soon
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Re: Bright Raven

Postby Dave » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:41 pm

How is he going to out run the wolves with them short legs? :D

Wolves aside I like the bull..... a lot. He should make some great calves for you.
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Re: Bright Raven

Postby gcreekrch » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:04 pm

Dave wrote:How is he going to out run the wolves with them short legs? :D

Wolves aside I like the bull..... a lot. He should make some great calves for you.


Thanks.
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Re: Bright Raven

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:40 pm

Nice bull. Look forward to calf pictures next year!!
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Re: Bright Raven

Postby Nesikep » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:20 am

gcreekrch wrote:Mike's answer was classic, got him escorted off the stage and mirrors my own generally. He said, " We have found that if a bull has a pointy head, he has a pointy azz to go with it."

They are better than they were. but the market here still shows lack of acceptance for Polled Herefords or their crosses.


That's interesting, and while I was looking at my crop of replacement heifers and thinking of that quote, the two fat butts are both horned, one which I know to be hetero-polled is in between.. a 4th heifer that could be either homo or hetero polled is the least impressive of the bunch.. I'll watch this coming crop of calves and see if it holds true again.
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Re: Bright Raven

Postby Allenw » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:57 am

Good looking bull. I enjoyed looking at the sale catalog, consistent animals across the breeds.
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