Bull Selection

 All bulls offered for sale were raised in a totally grass fed environment with no access to grain or hormones.  Conservative estimates suggest increased weaning weights of 100-150# more and yearling weights of 250-400# more if grain is fed--this should be remembered when comparing our weights to those of other bulls.

*We can provide advice regarding bull semen selection for matching a specific bull to a buyer's Shorthorn needs and objectives.  Initial contact can be via email or phone, but any subsequent follow up will need to be done by phone since email tag just does not work efficiently in discussing what qualities you are seeking to add to your herd.*

 

                       Thunder, May 2017

                       Thunder, May 2017

WHISPER Thunder 3H

REGISTRATION ASA # 4226442

Birth Date:  02/08/2015          Birth Weight:  98#

Weaning Wt:  802#          Yr. Wt:  1311#  

*Homozygous Polled

*Tested free of:  Tibial Hemimelia (TH),  Pulmonary Hypoplasia with Anasarca (PHA), Digital Subluxation (DS), and Myostatin-Double Muscling

        SIRE:   Whisper Sparky   ASA# 4191868

        DAM:   Ash Valley Maize 7043    ASA# 4137494

Semen Price  $35.00/straw     Certificate Free

Purchase & shipping information

Thunder is a rugged, thick, stylish bull that is extremely docile.  His calves have been vigorous, moderately sized, and flashy.  His dam is 10 years old and looks only 3.  She is one of our original cows that we have purposely retained.  She is a great milking cow and her udder is still perfect.  Thunder's sire, Whisper Sparky, was recently sold to Rolling Hills Shorthorns of Ohio.  Sparky was a well muscled bull that was structurally sound and that bred cows easily on the hills that make up our farm.   We have kept many Sparky daughters in our herd. Thunder has a lot to offer in a Modern Shorthorn bull.  We will continue to use him in our own herd and are retaining several of his daughters that will add to our genetic pool.

 

Wolf Willow Major Leroy 1M

Registration ASA # 4123535

Birth Date:  1/21/2002

Polled.     Tested free of:  Tibial Hemimelia (TH),  Pulmonary Hypoplasia with Anasarca (PHA), Digital Subluxation (DS)

        Sire:     BUTTERFIELD ABLE SEAMAN   ASA# 3999068

        Dam:    PRAIRIE LANE SPARKLE 1K   ASA# 4171810

Semen Price   $30.00/Straw    Certificate Free

Purchase & shipping information

He was used extensively by Grant Alexander in Canada.  His daughters are of moderate size with good muscling and easy fleshing, and they had good udders and they milk well.  We have several of his daughters in our own herd.

 

 

HC FL Touchdown 123T ET

Registration ASA # 4158944

Birth Date:   05/03/2007        Birth Weight:   82#

Polled.     Tested free of:  Tibial Hemimelia (TH),  Pulmonary Hypoplasia with Anasarca (PHA), Digital Subluxation (DS)

        SIRE:    HC FL TOUCHDOWN 123T     

        DAM:   BAR P LOUISA 33F   # C668768

Semen Price   $25.00/Straw  Certificate Free

Purchase & shipping information

He was a smooth muscled bull that was the Canadian National Champion in 2009 at Agribition.  His calves have good thickness and are moderately framed.

 

 

Roanoke’s Flashback 704

Registration ASA # 4087942

Birth Date:   04/03/2004

Polled.     Tested free of:  Tibial Hemimelia (TH),  Pulmonary Hypoplasia with Anasarca (PHA), Digital Subluxation (DS)

        SIRE:   TPS CORONET LEADER 21ST   # 3098353

        DAM:   ROANOKE JESSAMINE 693    # 3933545

Semen Price   $50.00/Straw    Certificate Free

Purchase & shipping information

Flashback is a TPS Coronet Leader 21 son.  He has sired many top show steers and is the sire of Studer’s Shorthorns “Big John”.  We have had several excellent heifers out Flashback.

 

 

*ADDITIONAL BULLS WILL BE ADDED ON A YEARLY BASIS*