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An Ironhide

Postby Bright Raven » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:10 pm

This is a bull I sold to a User on this board. Sold as a cow and calf pair. The calf was born in September 2017. He took possession I think in February. Calf is sired by Ironhide. I am posting a picture he sent me. I will not identify him as some folks may not want to have their name associated with my cattle. Lol. But this boy is a beast. Buyer said he is 1000 pounds at 9 months.
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Edited to add: I don't know if he is being grained but suspect he is.

Edit 2: owner just text me. He is on grass and 10 pounds of feed per day.
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Re: An Ironhide

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:08 pm

He looks good. Did you have several Ironhide calves?
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Re: An Ironhide

Postby Bright Raven » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:14 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:He looks good. Did you have several Ironhide calves?


Yes. They all look good. I saw the bull at Genex in Springfield, MO where he was collected. At the time, he was suffering a rupture - type where the intestine enters the scrotum. He has since been put down. Semen is now $50 per straw. I only bought 5 straws but I got 4 calves and one due this fall.
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Re: An Ironhide

Postby kenny thomas » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:45 pm

What frame are the calves?
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Re: An Ironhide

Postby Franke » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:46 pm

Nice stout calf. I flushed a cow to him but didn’t get any pretty disappointed :cry2:
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Re: An Ironhide

Postby Bright Raven » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:50 pm

kenny thomas wrote:What frame are the calves?


Depends on the cow. Ironhide is a beast. Probably 6.5. But he puts a lot of flesh on it.
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Re: An Ironhide

Postby Franke » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:57 pm

I thought genex had him as a 6 in there book. The ones we have had aren’t overly tall but stout as heck.
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Re: An Ironhide

Postby Bright Raven » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:01 pm

Franke wrote:I thought genex had him as a 6 in there book. The ones we have had aren’t overly tall but stout as heck.


I was guessing. 6 sounds right.
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Re: An Ironhide

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:05 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:He looks good. Did you have several Ironhide calves?


Yes. They all look good. I saw the bull at Genex in Springfield, MO where he was collected. At the time, he was suffering a rupture - type where the intestine enters the scrotum. He has since been put down. Semen is now $50 per straw. I only bought 5 straws but I got 4 calves and one due this fall.
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You are confusing two different bulls Ron. Wide Track had a scrotal hernia, after being allowed to live cover cows at Owen Brothers farm. He then had a false positive for a genetic disease, which was his death sentence. They later showed it was a false positive, but he had already been disposed of.
Iron Hide was out with cows in the fall, and his scrotum got stepped on. When they went to collect him at Genex, they discovered his injury and could not get anything out of him. He has been disposed of. YES, his semen went up to $50 a straw.

Hope that straightens things up....
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Re: An Ironhide

Postby Bright Raven » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:08 pm

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Bright Raven wrote:
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:He looks good. Did you have several Ironhide calves?


Yes. They all look good. I saw the bull at Genex in Springfield, MO where he was collected. At the time, he was suffering a rupture - type where the intestine enters the scrotum. He has since been put down. Semen is now $50 per straw. I only bought 5 straws but I got 4 calves and one due this fall.
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You are confusing two different bulls Ron. Wide Track had a scrotal hernia, after being allowed to live cover cows at Owen Brothers farm. He then had a false positive for a genetic disease, which was his death sentence. They later showed it was a false positive, but he had already been disposed of.
Iron Hide was out with cows in the fall, and his scrotum got stepped on. When they went to collect him at Genex, they discovered his injury and could not get anything out of him. He has been disposed of. YES, his semen went up to $50 a straw.

Hope that straightens things up....


Well. We all can't be perfect. Oh great one!!!
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Re: An Ironhide

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:10 pm

Bright Raven wrote:
Fire Sweep Ranch wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
Yes. They all look good. I saw the bull at Genex in Springfield, MO where he was collected. At the time, he was suffering a rupture - type where the intestine enters the scrotum. He has since been put down. Semen is now $50 per straw. I only bought 5 straws but I got 4 calves and one due this fall.
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You are confusing two different bulls Ron. Wide Track had a scrotal hernia, after being allowed to live cover cows at Owen Brothers farm. He then had a false positive for a genetic disease, which was his death sentence. They later showed it was a false positive, but he had already been disposed of.
Iron Hide was out with cows in the fall, and his scrotum got stepped on. When they went to collect him at Genex, they discovered his injury and could not get anything out of him. He has been disposed of. YES, his semen went up to $50 a straw.

Hope that straightens things up....


Well. We all can't be perfect. Oh great one!!!



Being a Genex delegate, I know my bulls.....!!!!! lol
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Re: An Ironhide

Postby Bright Raven » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:16 pm

Fire Sweep Ranch wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:
Fire Sweep Ranch wrote:
You are confusing two different bulls Ron. Wide Track had a scrotal hernia, after being allowed to live cover cows at Owen Brothers farm. He then had a false positive for a genetic disease, which was his death sentence. They later showed it was a false positive, but he had already been disposed of.
Iron Hide was out with cows in the fall, and his scrotum got stepped on. When they went to collect him at Genex, they discovered his injury and could not get anything out of him. He has been disposed of. YES, his semen went up to $50 a straw.

Hope that straightens things up....


Well. We all can't be perfect. Oh great one!!!



Being a Genex delegate, I know my bulls.....!!!!! lol


You didn't have to be rude. :lol:
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Re: An Ironhide

Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:26 pm

Sounds like longevity could be a serious problem. The truth is, only believe half of what you see, and nothing that you hear.
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Re: An Ironhide

Postby Bright Raven » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:29 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:Sounds like longevity could be a serious problem. The truth is, only believe half of what you see, and nothing that you hear.


In the case of Ironhide - it was an accident. Unless one of the cows was mad at him.
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Re: An Ironhide

Postby Franke » Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:32 pm

Grass lunnings sold a flush on an ironhide cow this February and she had a beautiful udder on her so I think if cows are culled it won’t be because of that.
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