Kate/wy wrote:I put sons with projected bw of 74 & 76 on my hfrs and the calves have been 80-86#'s. Nice calves, just larger than I planned.
Faster horses wrote:Sorry, OT. I saw one HA Imagemaker son and I didn't like him at ALL. Looked like a real hard-doer and was the worse bull in the bunch~this was after one breeding season. Probably shouldn't make your mind up on seeing just one, but first impressions are everything.
Denny, where in the world did you get an Angus herd built on Viking GD60? Those are AWESOME cattle!! I would sure be interested in a bull out of your deal.
I know Bushwacker is popular, and one of the purebred breeders here used him and says he will use him again. I do like his pedigree, but for us, he is not a heifer bull. The outfit here that used him got 88 lb. bw, 87 lb. bw, 94# and 80# out of cows.
I like 6595, actually saw the bull at Hawkeye in Billings. We have used him too. I would choose something else from Conneally besides Freightliner. I just can't tolerate 598. Our experience with a Traveler 416 son out of a 598 daughter was not good. Hard fleshing and BIG. Nothing like 416's. We used him until he got so big and narrow. We were going to pound him out and a neighbor begged us to let him buy him as he was in a wreck and needed a bull bad, so we did. On that grass, the bull fell totally apart. The heifers we kept out of him were tall, narrow and hard doing. We got rid of all of them. In talking to the bull breeder we got him from, he confirmed the problem was 598. They had several daughters they got rid of because of the same thing. So there might be a little heads up on Freightliner. The Frontlines are supposedly good, as are the Datelines and Timelines. In our area, I hear resistance to Freightliner. If I had what you have, I would look into OCC Emblazon and stay away from anything with 598's. FWIW~
But looks like you've done okay so far!!! VIKING GD60's. WOW!!!!