Yes my handle is from "blazing saddles". One of the funniest movies of all time, in my opinion. In the past I purchased many bulls from Montana breeders due to the fact that there were many blood lines not available in Canada and a good selection of Black bulls. Actually many of my cows came from the Rankins at the Kicking Horse Ranch. I think this r-calf issue will hurt Monana purebred breeders in the long run. Canadian producers that have supported Montana breeders in the past are not likely to be back for a very long time. It would be nice to know for future reference who the r-calf members are. BTW do you know if it is true that the Montana Gelbvieh Association is a member.