Eddie Wood 2024 Sale
Summary: We are offering 2 cows at the Eddie Wood 2024 Sale having the common theme of unique genetics with broad and outstanding next step breeding possibilities. They are lots 34 & 84.
About Our Operation: We are a small breeder who tries to maintain less than 20 mamma cows; yet, we are very focused on genetics and next step breeding. In the sections below we will highlight details on their genetics and offering some thinking on next step breeding.
Western Whisper – Lot 34
This cow is 3 years and 5 months old as of this auction. Three months ago, she measured 70.5″ TTT; her horns are rolling out. As of January 8, 2024, she measured 72 1/2″ TTT. She will be an 80″ TTT cow this time next year. If you are just interested in horns for your program, she’s worth the investment on this aspect alone. Add her genetics and future breeding possibility and she becomes very interesting.
Western Whisper’s sire was the notable outcross bull RC Tsunami 2. Beyond being a total package bull with Pacific Mermaid genetics, his pedigree is FREE of Cowboy Chex, Jamakizm, JP Rio Grande, or Hunts Command Respect. Her grandsire was LAR Smoken which brings Cowboy Chex and Hunts Commands Respect into the mix and her granddam was predominantly Butler. Coming over the top of this cow with JP Rio Grand or Jamakizm genetics is an easy next choice, or you could line breed bloodlines that already exist in her pedigree.
For breeding, we have opted to experiment with a young prospect bull named Juancho. This young bull is the product of KC Jubilee (80″ TTT, 100″ TH) and Dickinson Ranch’s Drop Box (Cowboy Tuff Chex and has 92 1/4″ TTT). See his section below to understand the next step genetic strategy and why we chose him.
NOTE: We exposed her in mid-November which is late and as of her vetinary visit on January 5th, she is OPEN. Still, we stand behind her as a breeder and are quite confident she’ll turn up bred in the coming 15-20 days.
Other Background Facts: We purchased her granddam at this auction a few years back and are retaining her mom. Western Whisper’s first calf on our property was bull calf. Due to the heat and drought, we gave the mom’s a break and took the summer off. We resumed breeding in November of this year.
Jungle Orchid BCB – Lot 84
We bought this Bwana Chex daughter at this auction simply because we fell in love with her colors and red head. Though her horns were heading upward, we had a soft spot for her demeanor and beauty. What we didn’t realize is how well she’d breed.
We bought her bred to Swagger BCB and her first offspring with us just crossed the 82″ TTT mark at 48 months. We bred her to RC Tsunami 2 and got the same effect; those horns lowered and flattened out. Our next round we bred her to Heart Throb 44 and we not only have a young heifer with artistic color but the horns had the same flattened out traits. The other notable similarity between all three of these offspring is the ALL eat out of your hand and did it naturally from a young age.
Across three sires we consistently produced females with flattened horns and are either at or headed toward the 80″ TTT mark at young ages. Jungle Orchid is a beauty to look at and if you put the right bull on her she’ll produce results. Pick your bull on this cow. That is what we did. See below for more information. NOTE: As of January 5th, 2024, she is 2 months bred.
If you missed out the last time she was in this auction, now is your chance!
Juancho – Bred to Sire
Both cows in this auction are exposed to our young prospect bull Juancho.
Since acquiring KC Jubilee we’ve always attempted AI and followed with a leased or owned cover bull. Two breeding cycles back our AI to Drop Box resulted in a bull calf. We liked what we saw and made the decision to experiment with him on a small group of our cows including the two in this auction. With an unproven bull you might ask Why? Here’s why!
As we explained with Wester Whisper, the next step for her is introducing Jamakizm or JP Rio Grand. With Drop Box we introduce both of them as well as Cowboy Chex. But there is also KC Jubilee.
We love KC Jubilee. Her aesthetics actually inspired our ranch logo. She turns 19 this year and has consistently given us outward and upward horns, a large body, a broad head, and offspring that add gracefulness to pastures. She’s also produced cows like Schumacher Cattle’s LC Rio Jubilee. We wanted to make every attempt to introduce as much of her genetics as we could and knew having Drop Box in the mix was a safe bet. Furthermore, to our knowledge there are no KC Jubilee influenced bulls in the industry today.
If we haven’t made it clear, our breeding program is predicated on selective DNA experiments where we clearly think out the next step or two down the line. The fact we are producing 80″ TTT cows today and are just introducing Cowboy Tuff Chex genetics in the mix is proof of that.
Enjoy a few photos of KC Jubilee and her legacy followed by one of Drop Box.