It seems we are a little slow once again but we are in the process of putting together all the information and some pictures for our 2018 Pen of bulls. We invite you to call us or better yet stop by to have a look for yourself. There are currently 23 yearling bulls in the pen 4 black the others red. we also have a small group of 2 year olds 1 black and 2 red available. We will introduce the bulls in the next entry. Here is a quick list and description of the sires these bulls are out of. First the A.I. sires than the natural sires.
Red Brylor Iceman 1Z was of course our senior herdsire a few years ago. He is no longer with us but we still have semen of his in our tank and this year there are 2 good looking sons in the pen. Moderate BW, high indexing, good frame, very correct. He had a 82 lb BW himself and with 77 offspring on record so far his bull claves averaged 88 lb and the females 80 lb.
HF Kodiak 5R We bought some semen of him a few years ago and had calves that did well both in looks and production. With over 1500 recorded offspring his EPD’s have an accuracy of 85%, easy calving low BW combined with respectable WW and YW and stature. His son is indeed one of the top bulls in the pen.
Red Fine Line Mulberry 26P . He needs no introduction. He has been one if not the best known sire in the Red Angus. Below average BW and still in the top 1 or 2% for WW and YW EPD’s in Canada. His son with an 81 lb BW definitely stands out in our bull pen as well.
Red TR Little Deep 285B His genetics came to us indirectly with a couple of bred females that we purchased at the KBJ dispersal. He is a son of Red Bieber Rollin Deep who is a son of Red Bieber Roosevelt W384 whose semen we have also used in the past (and who will show up again a little later here with a direct son in our bull pen. Two Little Deep sons made it in our bull pen this year.
Red Lone Stone Rocky 106A He is our senior herdsire. Easy calving, excellent temperament and one of the best footed bulls we have ever had. He is getting the job done. There are a number of his sons in this years bull pen and we hope he passes his feet and longevity on to his daughters as well.
Red Hazel Bluff Smash 43B Long and muscular, a thick dark red haircoat. We raised him out of Red SY Smash 15X, our senior herdsire a little ways back. 43B, even though he had a higher BW himself his bull calves avered 89 lbs and the females 80 lbs. There are a couple of sons in the pen.
Red KBJ Maui 917B , sorry only a yearling picture available, was our main heifer bull for a couple of years before he moved on to the cow pen. We will be calving out the first group of females of him this year and we expect another calf crop of him.
Red Hazel Bluff Tiger 7B He is kind of unique, a dark red bull out of a black sire and a black cow. He has a tremendous length of body. On the sire side he goes back to Kodiak, see above. Moderate BW and above average weaning indexes, he has 2 sons in the pen.
Red Glesbar Storm 133C This is Storm’s first calf crop in the bull pen. He has developed into a nice, muscular deep bodied bull with good feet and legs, lots of length. He has a bit larger frame size. Two sons in the bull pen this year.
Geis Mission 270Z We had him for two breeding season and sold him again. His calves developed so nicely that we made arrangements to have him back for more. He left us with some very nice replacement females.
Red Hazel Bluff Roosevelt 62C Here a picture of his sire Red Bieber Roosevelt W384. 62C is an embryo transplant calf out of our embryo transplant program. He has full brothers in Germany. In the bull pen is an 83 lb BW nice and smooth black bull, perhaps a little smaller frame than some others.
This gives you some idea of who is represented in this years bull pen. We will have some pictures and a list of the bulls here shortly. Please feel free to call us at home 780 349 2768, or Martin 780 307 7042, Erich 780 307 6253. We’ll be happy to show the bulls.