Has spring finally decided to show up in your area? Maybe you’ve been enjoying warmer weather for a little longer than other areas where winter seemed to hang on? Spring is always a busy time of year in the beef cattle business and one of high anticipation. Last year’s breeding decisions come to fruition with calving and again followed by this year’s breeding selections. We hope calving season went well and the start of breeding season is off to a good start!
Today’s post features updates on new release bulls and first calf reports on young sires.
- 29AN1863 SUPERIOR – This standout, high seller in the fall 2012 Sitz Angus Bull Sale, offers tremendous power and overall phenotype. Note that his maternal grandsire has been updated since the Spring 2013 Focal Point printing. Check out his video!
- 29AN1869 LONG HAUL – A multi-trait leading, big-time herd sire appeal bull from Mohnen Angus 2013 Annual Bull Sale. LONG HAUL offers a superb pedigree, phenotype and breed leading EPD profile for unlimited mating.
- 29AN1870 SUBSTANTIAL – Another prominent sire from Mohnen Angus this spring that offers outstanding calving ease potential with big time thickness and maternal value.
- 29AN1871 PIONEER WAVE – An impressive bull from the Bradley 3 Ranch that is boasts terrific individual performance. That combined with his unique top 1% $W and $B while still ranking in the top 20% for $EN – no other sire young sire in the breed comes close.
- 29AN1872 ROUGHAGE BUSTER – A really complete ANALYST son with calving ease, added rib and fleshing ability. Initial progeny records have him ratioing 98 for BW, 102 for WW and 107 for IMF.
- 29AN1874 WINDBREAK – The complete Really Windy son from Van Dyke Angus combines calving ease with maternal value and added muscle in an easy fleshing package.
- 29AR0255 FUSION – An outcross Red Angus sire from Andras Stock Farm acquired after the Spring Focal Point. This young sire offers elite calving ease with strong carcass and maternal traits.
Initial Calving Reports:
- 29SM0440 PARAMOUNT – Breeders are extremely happy and impressed with the calves. Calves exhibit big tops and are long bodied. One breeder reports calves at this stage are more impressive than other leading sire groups.
- 29AN1852 RESERVE - The first calves at Vintage Angus are on the ground. All calved from first-heifers, unassisted. Calves are young, Doug Worthington believes he is transmitting extra length of spine, calves are longer fronted and longer hipped as well as clean fronted and clean sheathed.
- 29AN1828 2U66 - Reports are his double digit CED and low BW are coming through with calves being born unobserved and unassisted. Calves also appear vigorous.