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MLAR Thumper

Thumper

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Pictured on September 15, 2016 (5.5 months old)

Fullblood

DOB: March 30, 2016

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Funky stance, but shows testicles. 9-15-2015 (5.5 months old)

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Thumpers rear on 9-15-2016 (5.5 months old).

Thumper is going to make some great cows. In the F1 cross to average commercial cows (or similar–1200-1800 lb., Frame 5-6+; or even will do well on smaller cows), he will reduce frame size dramatically, increase grass efficiency dramatically–both through reduction of frame and genetically–, add depth and width, along with calving ease direct and “moderate”–not overly much, but enough to get the job done–milk.

Thumper Sired by MLAR MR PERFECT(FM20892):

DOB: February 2, 2013

Pictured May 21, 2015

Pictured May 21, 2015 as a 2 year-old.

YouTube Description for above video:

“Filmed 9-15-2016. Putting a pasture fixture to good use. Calf crop from CCR cows next year expected to be meat wagons deluxe!

Mr. Perfect bred and developed by Cow Cow Ranch. Never had anything except grass, hay, and basic mineral. No supplements or enhancers of any kind. No vaccinations.”

Mr. Perfect Linear Measurements taken May 21, 2016:

ID Rump Length Body Length Top Line Rump Width Shldr Width Heart Girth Flank Thurl Rump Height Scrotal Cir. (cm)
Mr P 22 29 50 22.38 24.75 82 78.75 11 48 40.5

IGenity DNA Test Results:

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How Mr. Perfect’s IGenity results compare to Lowlines with IGenity tests on file.

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How Mr. Perfect’s IGenity results compare to American Angus with IGenity tests on file.

Mr. Perfect’s pedigree:

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Thumper’s Dam MLAR PRINCESS(FF23520):

DOB: June 4, 2013

Depth, length, and a superb udder are just a few of the notable qualities of this cow. She is also easy to get along with.

Princess on September 15, 2016.

Princess on September 15, 2016. Still nursing Thumper, has been nursing for 5.5 months.

Princess rear on September 17, 2016

Princess rear on September 17, 2016

Princess (fullblood) on the right, in relation to Treasure (% heifer).

Princess (fullblood) on the right, in relation to Treasure (% heifer).

Using Thumper on average medium-to-jumbo cows is how you make females like Treasure. Treasure was out of a 1,610 lb. Angus/Char/Simm/mutt cow and our bull Power (who produced females like our current bull, Jangles–Princess is sired by Jangles).

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Observation: In my experience, using these genetics on taller cows will reduce the frame size and add depth and thickness (like Treasure). Using the genetics on shorter cows will add depth, reduce leg, add *a lot* of width and fleshing ability. Example: Sprite was out of Power and a 1100-1200 lb purebred Angus cow:

Sprite on November 5, 2010. 2 years old, just weaned first calf.

Sprite on November 5, 2010. 2 years old, just weaned first calf.

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Princess’s Linear Measurements taken May 21, 2015:

ID BCS Rump Length Body Length Top Line Rump Width Shldr Width Heart Girth Flank Thurl Rump Height Bald Udder Extra Teats
Princess 7 16 24.5 43 16.75 16.75 67.5 73 8 43 5 1

Princess IGenity:

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How Princess's IGenity results compare to Lowlines with IGenity tests on file.

How Princess’s IGenity results compare to Lowlines with IGenity tests on file.

How Princess's IGenity results compare to American Angus with IGenity tests on file.

How Princess’s IGenity results compare to American Angus with IGenity tests on file.

Princess’s Pedigree:

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Thumper’s Paternal Grand Sire RL TELLURIDE IMAGE 9(FM14123):

Telluride Image 9 was a show bull that won Grand Champion Bull at the Wyoming State Fair. Immediately after winning, he was brought to us, and immediately put on a “real bull” diet–grass, hay, basic mineral. No more frills for him. We purchased him to put a bit of height on our cows, since our existing bulls were so dramatically decreasing the frame size, fullblood animals were becoming too small.

August 25, 2011 at the WY State Fair.

August 25, 2011 at the WY State Fair.

Telluride Image 9 on November 7, 2012. (2 years 8 months of age).

Telluride Image 9 on November 7, 2012. (2 years 8 months of age).

Thumper’s Paternal Grand Dam JR MISS PERFECTION 7T24(FF6839):

Perfection was arguably the best, most productive cow in the herd. She was the first to calve every year. She calved 2-4 weeks ahead of the gestation chart; many times those weeks were before the date we put the bull in! Mr. Perfect was her only bull calf; the rest were heifers. She was a super-easy fleshing cow, never had calving problems, was protective of her calf, and raised a calf that grew while she held her condition herself. She also had a great udder (we use Mr. Perfect specifically to improve udder quality)!

February 2, 2013. Literally a few minutes after Mr. Perfect was born.

February 2, 2013. Literally a few minutes after Mr. Perfect was born. (She’d gone into the horse pasture to calve and when the horses came to check out her calf, she took him 4x4ing into the gully. He was born about 100 feet to the left, on the flat ground).

Perfection on October 8, 2012. Calf was just weaned.

Perfection on October 8, 2012. Calf was just weaned.

Perfection with her newborn calf on March 5, 2015. Note her body condition. Grass had not come on, she was getting about 15 lb. of grass hay per day, plus deer eating part of the 15 lb.

Perfection with her newborn calf on March 5, 2015. Note her body condition. Grass had not come on, she was getting about 15 lb. of grass hay per day, plus deer eating part of the 15 lb.

Perfection on July 28, 2014. She calved March 3 that year, so would have been nursing at this time, and nursing for almost 4 months.

Perfection on July 28, 2014. She calved March 3 that year, so would have been nursing at this time, and nursing for almost 4 months.

Perfection’s offspring:

Rainy

Rainy, 2009 heifer.

Penny, 2010 calf.

Penny, 2010 calf.

Passion, 2011 heifer calf.

Passion, 2011 heifer calf. Pictured November 2012.

Prancer

Prancer, 2/21/2012 heifer. Pictured July 2, 2013.

Thumper’s Maternal Grand Sire MLAR BEAU JANGLES(FM16452):

The beef on this boy and his temperament are the two features I think of first when I think of Jangles. His IGenity is impressive, with an 8 on tenderness. This is one of the most docile, easy-to-get-along with bulls ever. Not so dog-like you have to beat on him to make him move; but dog-like enough that he can be scratched all over. Dog-like, but a well-mannered dog. The beef speaks for itself–you can see it.

Jangles pictured on May 22, 2015. 4 years old.

Jangles pictured on May 22, 2015. 4 years old.

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Jangles pictured on May 22, 2015. 4 years old.

Jangles Linear Measurements from May 21, 2016:

ID Rump Length Body Length Top Line Rump Width Shldr Width Heart Girth Flank Thurl Rump Height Scrotal Cir. (cm) Scrotal Length
Jangles 20 28 49 23 22.25 78 78 13 45 40.5 8

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Thumper’s Maternal Grand Dam EZ BUNNY 7R(FF3288):

The depth on this cow was astounding. The other awesome and most notable qualities were her awesome temperament–just naturally docile–and her awesome udder! Super-easy fleshing, so easy she almost looked “dumpy” sometimes. Had a more feminine head and neck than some of our other females. Just an awesome cow.

Bunny with Princess on July 2, 2013 (been nursing for almost a month).

Bunny with Princess on July 2, 2013 (been nursing for almost a month).

Bunny on October 26, 2011, shortly after weaning calf.

Bunny on October 26, 2011, shortly after weaning calf.

Bunny’s offspring:

Heifer at 2 months old.

Heifer at 2 months old.

Buff, DOB, June 4, 2010, as a yearling out breeding big commercial cows.

Buff, DOB, June 4, 2010, as a yearling out breeding big commercial cows.