I had my first lamb triplets this year!
Surprising event--We had a snow in MAY! I titled this "I ain't dumb!" for the lambs found a spot to get in out of the weather.
What I have available now is 2 rams and 6 females to sell. I would like to keep a couple lambs and sell the yearlings out of the same ewes instead. I am interested in having fewer lambs next year but I want to keep my adults so this is a way that I can give a buyer a boost and keep my production lower, I think. I have a ram or two to go with some of the females. Both black rams I would sell are ones I would keep and use, but I would like to have a white ram to breed my original white dam before she is too old and only prefer to have two rams at a time. So I'm looking for a particular kind of white one. My little ewe lambs this year are so cute and so shapely! Next possible show, early July, is only for under-21, though, and my kids who have been working with the cattle may not be able to go, much less add sheep to their efforts--but I would really like these ewe lambs to be shown!
Lots of cute calves too. And plenty of bulls and heifers to sell, breeding pairs and breeding triplets. Have found that my milking stanchion is often very helpful and have brought several heifers in to eat in it and be more easily trained. Have a good bit of A2 genes in my herd so those wanting a milk cow might be able to get one, but I am not testing everything at once--too costly!!!!!!
I have "some of everything" to sell. I have a traditional bull, Legacy-approved.
|Gladhour HH Tyde Cluny|
I have a black polled 2009 bull, WeeMustRayt, for sale.
[Update 6-24-13: He is UNDER CONTRACT.]
I also have a homozygous polled black bull available to sell. He carries neither red nor dun. Is PHA and chondro-free.
|Homozygous polled black|
Also available is the homozygous polled red Kaelan shown in earlier posts (who looks better now since he's been on pasture for some months).
I have Xugar and X-Rall red polled bulls available for sale from 2010. Both have been sire-confirmed to Preference and X-Rall confirmed to both parents, meaning that he must be A2/A2. Xugar's dam is not yet tested for A2, but both boys are chondro and PHA-free.
|Gladhour X-Rall O'Pref|
|Gladhour Xugar O'Pref|
The little guy I really intended to take to the national ADCA show this year is from sire and dam that are chondro and PHA-free, but he is quite short. I believe that he is homozygous dun and homyzygous red, so that would mean that whichever color of cow he was bred to would have that color calf if/even if she didn't carry the other color. His half sister was the Mature Cow Division winner in the 2007 ADCA national video show and his dam came in just behind his sister in a good-sized class. His name is Gladhour Xtubhen O'Rol, another 2010 polled bull. Such a cutie!
|Gladhour Xtubhen O'Rol|
There are plenty (and I do mean SEVERAL) red polled boys to choose from that have just been born this year. As buyers are told, if you choose one and put down a deposit before they are weaned I will do the training, up to haltering, to the level you choose for no extra charge. If they pass weaning, then you get the kind of training I prefer for myself or manage within the pasture. Most of my bulls are pettable but not moved by halter. The ones we will be training for show, though, will be halter-trained.