Before BIF Conference I spent the morning at Express looking through a lot of daughters.
29AN1807 UPSHOT – In just about every pen with bred heifers, yearlings, and weaned fall calves, UPSHOT is the leading sire group. If you’re still not sure what kind of impact UPSHOT will have, I’d say Express’ confidence in the number of calves, not just he quality, goes a long way. The females are broody and big ribbed with length. UPSHOT sons continue to offer high growth and performance with added muscle and stoutness. I think UPSHOT will offer a little more frame than first anticipated but does it with lots of depth and rib shape – will add power, volume and performance to moderate females.
29AN1827 RITO 6EM3 – Sons have been crowd favorites in recent Express bull sales but the daughters are performing just as nice in the donor battery and as pairs. The females have picture perfect udders and volume in moderate packages. Soft ribbed and clean fronted with good structure, and raising calves with volume and performance, 6EM3 daughters have a lot of appeal and longevity to their future. For a double digit CED and negative BW bull, progeny are stout, heavy muscled with a lot of middle to them, no sacrifice on muscle and power here while maintaining a moderate and easy fleshing package.