Where I have my degrees (I do have a few) really doesn't matter too much in the overall scheme of things, but you mentioning your background is sales really tells the tale. Most salesmen make commission on the frontend, and I think SAV should pay you a commission because of your line of thinking. Salesmen in the new car dealerships believe only the latest models to hit the showroom floor are the only models of any real value. Now, which models have the most problems..? The latest models to hit the showroom floor, of course, hence the recalls as the bugs are worked out of them.Brookhill Angus wrote: ↑Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:04 pm
I have a business background, and it's where I have my degrees, so let me paint a business proposition for you. Let's assume you have 30 black heifers to sell, privately at that, and let's assume that you are going to be honest about things and possibly do a parentage test on them. Do you think that those heifers will be easier to sell if they were sired by SAV America or some no name bull with a ton of hidden issues in his pedigree? That's assuming anyone even knows his pedigree, or that it is accurate?
When I get my old Ford powerstroke fixed, I always ask, "are you putting on genuine Ford parts" or are you putting some cheap Chinese crap on here that will need to be replaced quickly" They tell me that I have an option of what I want, I go with the best, and my truck just keeps on trucking without any problems. I sold a bull to a Chevrolet mechanic and we discussed the same thing, and he told me that he only uses genuine parts in his garage, because the cheap imitations always disappoint. It's basic economics, you will get more for a heifer from a top sire than from a mystery bull. If making more money is important, than do what I recommend, if sales don't matter to you, and you are in this business for the fun of it, breed to whatever suits your fancy.
Using your example of selling to the Chevy mechanic, what happens to those 30 heifers if your untried bull ends up falling on his 1.5 million dollar butt...or those heifers melt away because there isn't enough feed on the planet to sustain them, nor their babies?? What happens to your reputation as a producer? You gonna buy them all back because your hype didn't pan out?
I hope this bull becomes the next big thing, but until he does....he ain't. Next year's flavor may be even better.