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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Post by ALACOWMAN » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:41 pm

You got some Impressive cattle...


as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Post by Midtenn » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:49 pm

That's a real nice bull.

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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:17 am

K3 - no doubt!! You don't often get that kind of muscling just from one side of the mating. Are the calves in the picture out of him? All look good.
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Post by K3ranch » Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:59 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:K3 - no doubt!! You don't often get that kind of muscling just from one side of the mating. Are the calves in the picture out of him? All look good.
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the hfr behind him is, the other is out of this bull i called Zeus
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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:57 am

Ahhh - Canada - thank you for posting that. Yes, you guys do have heavier muscled cattle, bigger framed that most of us down South of the border. I am trying to improve on that.
Since "down-sizing", I have not been able to get those heavy WW's that I desire. I know I lost 50#. But, we used to have 7-8.5 frame calves, now more like 5 -6.5. I want to keep the legs cut off, but put more meat. Used to have a 725# average WW - heifers, steers, & bull average. Not now.
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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Post by K3ranch » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:51 pm

Jeanne
i think we probably like the same type of cattle, we struggle to find ones that fit into the moderate category that still maintain muscle expression and don't give up too much in their top and hip. Its getting even tougher in the Angus up here as they are getting pretty big again.

I'm ok with sacrificing a few lbs on weaning weights in exchange for a more moderate animal, as long as that animal maintains their thickness. We run a 2-yr old program where the bulls don't get any supplemental grain until they are 18 months old. They loose all their baby fat over the first winter and run out on grass for the summer, the bigger framed bulls typically don't hold up or gain as well in the environment we run them in.

here's an Angus herd sire that's about a 5.5 frame
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and another that would be 6 -also the sire of the Simmangus bull i posted earlier
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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:08 pm

You really have nice cattle. I can really appreciate a good breeding program. Do you mostly run an Angus herd? (Purebred?) How long have you been crossing?
I'm an old Simmental breeder - through and through. Been through ALL the stages. Started in 1970. Had the almost 10 frame cattle!!! gutless wonders!
I really, really like where my breed is now. Moderate, big middle, easy keeping kind. Yes, there are still race horses out there, but not in my herd - or - most "good" breeders' herd.
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Post by K3ranch » Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:14 pm

i run 35 Simm cows and 25 Angus cows in my herd and dad runs about 100 angus cows at his place. Family has had Angus cattle for about 60 years I've only been in the Simmentals for 5 years and was only using an Angus bull on my hfrs, but this year i jumped in pretty deep and will only have about 5 purebred calves and the rest will be percentage. Plan to upgrade their way back to purebred status.
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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Post by ALACOWMAN » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:25 pm

You could drive a truck through the middle of that bull..with west coast mirrors...can't get over how wide and thick..if it wasn't dark outside I'd go throw rocks at mine..
as an adult,it's clear to me now...why Ernest T Bass, threw rocks at people..

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Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:10 am

ALACOWMAN wrote:You could drive a truck through the middle of that bull..with west coast mirrors...can't get over how wide and thick..if it wasn't dark outside I'd go throw rocks at mine..
:lol: :lol:
His cattle are very impressive.
Don't be afraid to breed you heifers to Simmental bulls. Obviously, I have never bred a heifer to anything EXCEPT a Simmental bull. We have not had to assist a calving for maybe 10 years due to size of calf. Yes, we have assisted calving - but all abnormal presentation.
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Re: Show your bull(s) - Put a pic up

Post by lithuanian farmer » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:38 pm

Some nice animals! Even for my own standarts. Wouldn't mind such bull in our herd!

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Post by K3ranch » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:45 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:You could drive a truck through the middle of that bull..with west coast mirrors...can't get over how wide and thick..if it wasn't dark outside I'd go throw rocks at mine..


Careful the activists might see that haha

Thanks for all the kind compliments, that first one is called ripper he is our go to hfr bull, we think both of those bulls are quite unique in the thickness they carry, but their best quality is in the consistency of their calf crops. A good bull still has to be able to pass on their attributes to their offspring if he’s going to do you any good
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Post by Brookhill Angus » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:02 pm

Here is one of our homegrown boys, not from AI. He sold back in the early fall 2018. When things were not muddy. His name is Ragnar of Brookhill.

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Post by sim.-ang.king » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:48 pm

Don't know why I never post my bulls on this thread, but here you go.

The two herd bulls used last year. Angus, and a PB Sim.
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Then two bulls born last fall
3/4 sim 1/4 angus
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Post by Nesikep » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:56 pm

K3ranch wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote:You could drive a truck through the middle of that bull..with west coast mirrors...can't get over how wide and thick..if it wasn't dark outside I'd go throw rocks at mine..


Careful the activists might see that haha

Thanks for all the kind compliments, that first one is called ripper he is our go to hfr bull, we think both of those bulls are quite unique in the thickness they carry, but their best quality is in the consistency of their calf crops. A good bull still has to be able to pass on their attributes to their offspring if he’s going to do you any good

Really nice bulls!

TC ranch, my critique of yours would be that I find he lacks hind end.. awesome pictures though and I appreciate that he's a big old baby!
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