DOB: March 30, 2016
NO LONGER AVAILABLE
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
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:
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IGenity DNA Test Results:
Mr. Perfect’s pedigree:
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.
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).
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:
Princess’s Linear Measurements taken May 21, 2015:
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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.
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)!
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 Linear Measurements from May 21, 2016:
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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.