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Our fall bulls

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:45 pm

Took some pictures tonight of our bulls for Farm Fest this year. These bulls have not been babied, nor pampered. As you can tell by the pictures, we are having a tough time of it with flies. I poured them about two weeks ago, but we had a good rain a few days ago and the flies came out like gangbusters! I plan on getting more pour on tomorrow when I am in town so I can do them again, along with the rest of the herd!
Anyway, we will pull them in next weekend to clip them up for farm fest; nothing fancy, just heads and tails. The 4 oldest bulls have completed and passed their BSE on Friday. I forgot to write the weights down; the vet was in a hurry so I was pushing them through fast (he did the bulls, calf hooded 4 heifers, preg checked 3 others). So here they are, flies and all!

This first bull is Ron's bull we are developing and selling. He is a 1/2 blood, sired by Iron Hide and out of his Rocking P Bartlet cow. I do remember his weight because I took a picture of it for Ron, he was 1200 even. He is a September, so just 12 months old. Here is his pedigree:
https://herdbook.org/simmapp/action/ani ... er=3382192
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This is a December (9 months old) 3/4 blood, sired by Pays To Dream. We showed him several times this summer, he won a bunch.
https://herdbook.org/simmapp/action/ani ... er=3350998

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This is him in July
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This is a late Sept HPF Optimizer x Shear Force female. He should be a great female maker and add pounds to his calves. He has a nice set of EPD's.
https://herdbook.org/simmapp/action/ani ... er=3326852
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This is an October Upperclass x Simme Valley Zsa Zsa embryo bull (11 months). We showed his sister all summer with great results.
https://herdbook.org/simmapp/action/ani ... er=3384891
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This is his flush sister:
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This is a Sept HPF Optimizer x Upgrade female. He is a scale smasher, and I wish I would have written his weight down but I know he was over 1200. He is in the top 5% of the breed for weaning weight, 3% for yearling weight, and 4% for ADG.
https://herdbook.org/simmapp/action/ani ... er=3326858
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This is my Feb embryo bull sired by Bandwagon. He is all guts!
https://herdbook.org/simmapp/action/ani ... er=3419214
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This was him in July
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And just a picture of some of the boys hanging out
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I have several more bulls, but they would not cooperate at getting their pictures taken. I think the flies had something to do with it!
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Re: Our fall bulls

Postby elkwc » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:45 pm

Nice set of bulls. Really like Ron's bull and your embryo calf. Wish your were closer I would have to take a look at them.
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Re: Our fall bulls

Postby Coosh71 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:43 pm

Love the first bull. Ditto Elk!
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Re: Our fall bulls

Postby holm25 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:47 pm

That first bull is really a stud! All will be good bulls for someone’s herd though!
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Postby Backbone Ranch » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:53 pm

I REALLY like that first bull!
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Re: Our fall bulls

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:32 pm

Weighed, washed and clipped the bulls for farm fest today. Took some better pictures, so here goes:

Ron's bull. Iron Hide x HPF/RP Bartlett. Sept born, weighed 1205 today. Half blood.
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Late Sept calving ease. Sire HPF Optimizer, dam Pacesetter cow. BW 75, WW 690 at 197 days old. Current weight 1070.
FSSR King George
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Nov PB. Sire HPF Optimizer, Dam Fat Butt. BW 59, ww 694, current weight 912
FSSR Optimize The Burn
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Feb bull calf. Sire Shell Shocked, Dam Upgrade x Club King. BW 58, ww 522, current weight 704.
FSSR Shocked Explosion
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Dec born, 3/4. Sire Pays To Dream, dam Meyer 734. BW 88, ww 688, current weight 912
FSSR Pays To Burn
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Dec born, PB. Sire: Upgrade, Dam Built Right. BW 92, WW 680, current weight 894
FSSR Burnin Bling
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And just some random pics I shot tonight...
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They were clean for about an hour! lol
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Re: Our fall bulls

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:41 pm

Those are better pictures. You have done a great job with Black Bart. He is all bull. He is very docile. One of the most docile calves I have ever had. Your bulls look better in these pictures!
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Re: Our fall bulls

Postby holm25 » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:39 pm

Rons bull and Burnin Bling are my favorites. What a solid set of bulls
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Re: Our fall bulls

Postby BFE » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:24 pm

Nice set. I really like the PTD line, I have a few cows out of him that raise nice thick calves with no extra inputs, and are very fertile. I raised a bull out of him that was thick as a cinder block, but only got one season's calves out of him. An accidental soybean spill did him in. If anyone is looking for low maintenance, low birthweight, moderate Simmi's, look no further.
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Re: Our fall bulls

Postby southernultrablack » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:39 pm

Fire Sweep Ranch wrote:Took some pictures tonight of our bulls for Farm Fest this year. These bulls have not been babied, nor pampered. As you can tell by the pictures, we are having a tough time of it with flies. I poured them about two weeks ago, but we had a good rain a few days ago and the flies came out like gangbusters! I plan on getting more pour on tomorrow when I am in town so I can do them again, along with the rest of the herd!
Anyway, we will pull them in next weekend to clip them up for farm fest; nothing fancy, just heads and tails. The 4 oldest bulls have completed and passed their BSE on Friday. I forgot to write the weights down; the vet was in a hurry so I was pushing them through fast (he did the bulls, calf hooded 4 heifers, preg checked 3 others). So here they are, flies and all!

This first bull is Ron's bull we are developing and selling. He is a 1/2 blood, sired by Iron Hide and out of his Rocking P Bartlet cow. I do remember his weight because I took a picture of it for Ron, he was 1200 even. He is a September, so just 12 months old. Here is his pedigree:
https://herdbook.org/simmapp/action/ani ... er=3382192
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This is a December (9 months old) 3/4 blood, sired by Pays To Dream. We showed him several times this summer, he won a bunch.
https://herdbook.org/simmapp/action/ani ... er=3350998

Image
This is him in July
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This is a late Sept HPF Optimizer x Shear Force female. He should be a great female maker and add pounds to his calves. He has a nice set of EPD's.
https://herdbook.org/simmapp/action/ani ... er=3326852
Image

This is an October Upperclass x Simme Valley Zsa Zsa embryo bull (11 months). We showed his sister all summer with great results.
https://herdbook.org/simmapp/action/ani ... er=3384891
Image
This is his flush sister:
Image

This is a Sept HPF Optimizer x Upgrade female. He is a scale smasher, and I wish I would have written his weight down but I know he was over 1200. He is in the top 5% of the breed for weaning weight, 3% for yearling weight, and 4% for ADG.
https://herdbook.org/simmapp/action/ani ... er=3326858
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This is my Feb embryo bull sired by Bandwagon. He is all guts!
https://herdbook.org/simmapp/action/ani ... er=3419214
Image
This was him in July
Image

And just a picture of some of the boys hanging out
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I have several more bulls, but they would not cooperate at getting their pictures taken. I think the flies had something to do with it!

Disclaimer: This is NOT a critique.
FS, the bull in the second picture looks to have a higher tail set. Do you have any issues with that? Do your customers have any issues with that?
I am asking because I am starting to sell bulls and I have a decent calf, but he has a higher tail set and I’m wondering if I should cull for that?
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Re: Our fall bulls

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:00 pm

Looks good from hooks to pins..if the high tail set was due to the pins being high,it could be a issue with replacements ,pelvic tilted upward..
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Re: Our fall bulls

Postby Bright Raven » Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:14 pm

Kris prefers a high tail set. As Alacowman stated, she has instructed me that it is a function of how it sets in the rest of the pelvis. As I understand, you don't want the set of the tail to negatively influence the birth canal.
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Re: Our fall bulls

Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:02 pm

I like a higher tail set, but not too high. I have never found a correlation of it relating to birth issues, but our numbers are small. Grandmaster tends to throw a high tail set, and we have some females in production and never had an issue. I think it is just preference.
I hope that answered your question.
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Re: Our fall bulls

Postby southernultrablack » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:13 pm

Fire Sweep Ranch wrote:I like a higher tail set, but not too high. I have never found a correlation of it relating to birth issues, but our numbers are small. Grandmaster tends to throw a high tail set, and we have some females in production and never had an issue. I think it is just preference.
I hope that answered your question.

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