Connealy Consensus 7229 on heifers

Breed your cows to the best bulls in the nation!
Post Reply
User avatar
Ned Jr.
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 615
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:37 pm
Location: Colorado

Connealy Consensus 7229 on heifers

Post by Ned Jr. » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:10 am

Is Consensus a bull you can get by with on heifers?


If attacked by a mob of clowns, always go for the juggler

Tbrake
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 326
Joined: Sat May 03, 2014 5:37 pm
Location: Oklahoma

Re: Connealy Consensus 7229 on heifers

Post by Tbrake » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:25 pm

I have not personally used him. Used several of his sons. His ced of 5 bw of 1.9 at over 90% accuracy, I wouldn’t want him in my heifers. I would check out Connealy comrade. 7229 son

Tbrake
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 326
Joined: Sat May 03, 2014 5:37 pm
Location: Oklahoma

Re: Connealy Consensus 7229 on heifers

Post by Tbrake » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:25 pm

I have not personally used him. Used several of his sons. His ced of 5 bw of 1.9 at over 90% accuracy, I wouldn’t want him in my heifers. I would check out Connealy comrade. 7229 son

User avatar
Ned Jr.
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 615
Joined: Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:37 pm
Location: Colorado

Re: Connealy Consensus 7229 on heifers

Post by Ned Jr. » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:06 pm

Thanks for the advice!

Anyone have any experience with Connealy Concord?
If attacked by a mob of clowns, always go for the juggler

bse
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1299
Joined: Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:50 am
Location: middle tn
Has thanked: 31 times
Been thanked: 16 times

Re: Connealy Consensus 7229 on heifers

Post by bse » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:26 am

I don't know how it will turn out, I bred 40 heifers to Concord in the fall, conventional semen

W.B.
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 316
Joined: Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:21 pm
Location: SD
Has thanked: 4 times
Been thanked: 52 times

Re: Connealy Consensus 7229 on heifers

Post by W.B. » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:41 pm

There are a lot of variables that makes recommending a bull a heifer bull. After all everyone calves heifers just a bit differently. Size, age, breed and environment all are different. Crossbred vs. straight bred can make big difference also. Fall calving vs. Spring calving is certainly a big variable.

I wouldn’t necessarily use 7229 on first calvers because there are better options but it could be done if one deems it necessary.

Luckiamute
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 217
Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:25 pm
Location: Oregon
Has thanked: 34 times
Been thanked: 23 times

Re: Connealy Consensus 7229 on heifers

Post by Luckiamute » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:54 pm

Ned Jr. wrote:Thanks for the advice!

Anyone have any experience with Connealy Concord?

I have four Concord heifer calves out of registered Angus females -- 3 cows, 1 first-calf heifer -- that were born in March. We used the ST Genetics female sexed semen. They are only around 3 to 4 weeks old so hard to tell how they'll turn out, but I like what I see so far. Birth weights ranged from 70 to 84 pounds, no calving issues, and the calves were quite vigorous at birth and got up quickly and nursed quickly. I will probably use Concord again a little this year on a couple of first-time heifers.

hornedfrogbbq
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 203
Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:36 pm
Has thanked: 74 times
Been thanked: 17 times

Re: Connealy Consensus 7229 on heifers

Post by hornedfrogbbq » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:21 pm

We have about 30 heifers out of Mill Bar...a 7229 son. They are only about 3 months old but they are turning the crank...as are their brothers. There are alot of folks keeping heifers out of 7229 and his sons...for what that is worth.

Post Reply