I have put several of our cows on the website, because I firmly believe the mother’s have such a great impact on the genetic/performance future of the offspring. Yes, a bull is critical in changing a herds genetics, but you can look at the cow and see what the likely characteristics of the offspring will be.
The donor pen is the best of our good ones. Our belief is that for a cow to be called “Donor” she must prove her personal ability to excel in EVERY area of production! Fertility, maternal instinct and milking ability, longevity and most certainly….GREAT CALVES EVERY TIME!
That belief causes some issues, because to prove all those things, she needs to be at least 6 or 7 years old. By the time she is 9 or so, she may or may not be past her prime, and thus may not produce as many embryos. For us, no matter, quality trumps quantity! So let me tell you…to be a Diamond H donor is an honor few will achieve.
Cassandra E525 PB13577
I wish I had a picture of this girl when she was 6, she still looked pretty good at 18! We bought her when she was 13, and she has always carried her weight. Every flush has been productive, with great offspring. If you ever see her in a pedigree, I recommend it!
Patsy 10P PC50260
Also sired by the Powerdrive bull (yes we are gonna flush to him). She has produced U10, also a donor (see below) Cooper, a bull we used, a Ranger son working on the Freeman Ranch (he calls him the Hill bull) and a son at the Navasota Bull Challenge and sale. She brings power and carcass. Add to all that…she is gentle as a kitten. We just flushed her to Ranger11R female semen, and Final Answer. The latter flush are full sibs to our U10 donor below.
U10 Chyna Doll
U10 is one of those unassuming looking cows….but she packs ALOT of punch! I think her udder is the secret of her success. She is out of our donor 10P sired by Final Answer (Braunvieh, not Angus). Though she has had some good females, I think bulls are her specialty! U10 is the dam of the sire, Y34 Cha Cha and several of the highest priced bull we have sold. At 1120 pounds, she has weaned nearly every calf, male or female over or very near 600 lbs. We have flushed her to Ranger, 3W and have plans to flush her to Silverwood Dragon!
There are still more to come. Man this website is a lot of work!