Thursday, June 30, 2011

Reported that a Predator calf won the first Divison at the National Maine show today.

Predator heifer calf wins Division 1 at the Jr National Maine Anjou show today. Until I get a show picture, this was her earlier at Heatons. Same one as in our Predator Ad. Go Predator!

Rising Stars V moving to Thanksgiving weekend.

We are moving the Rising Stars female sale to the Thanksgiving weekend. Moving 2 weeks earlier we are trying to beat the winter blast we experienced the last 4 years at our Rising Stars sales. The final details will be posted tomorrow. You will diffidently what to be in eastern Iowa that weekend.

Last years sale catalog cover.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

People lining up for Predator Semen

Just a little bait and switch. Actually Dacota took this picture of the line he was in, at the entrance to the College World Series last night.
"What a beautiful looking facility! Playing at Rosenblatt was definitely a highlight of my life. 1990 seems like a long time ago !!! Where has the time gone? " Comments by Pat Wolfe who played for my Oklahoma State Cowboys and cattle breeder using Predator. (check out earlier posts)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Predator heifer wins Futurity at National jr Maine show.

Congratulation to Jon Heaton on his Grand Champion female at the She's A Lady Futurity at the National jr show today. Go Predator.

Immortal Market heifer getting ready for show.

Blaine Rodgers sent this picture of this Immortal heifer getting ready to show. Good luck she looks amazing. Also I have had several other reports of the Immortals making good cows. Think about it if females like this one could efficiently make show cattle.

WOW win 10 straws at the National Chi Jr show.

Win 10 straws of Walks On Water at the National national jr Chi show in the semen tank raffle. This benefits the jr association. Glad to be part of a jr association program.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Judging at the Iowa Angus field day

Sunday I had the chance to judge the open show at the Iowa Angus field day. It was a great experience to be able to judge at the event that I grew up showing at. You have to keep in mind that I started out at the bottom of the class (my first Angus show) and worked my way up.
The cattle at the show were good really good.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fitting clinic, one on one style.

Last Friday we had an informal fitting clinic at our show barn for the Selway and Kemper kids. We started with daily hair care to a few show day instructions and showmanship. I liked the format of questions from them led the way thru the process. Anybody following our program that would like to do this let me know.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Great place to eat and Happy Fathers day!

While going to judge the Iowa Angus field day open show we stopped and ate at the Black Market Pizza restaurant in Ames. This place was featured in the Man vs Food show on the Travel channel. The pizza was excellent and the owner came over and we got talking about his story about going from homeless and laid off to business owner. He confirmed that Adam on Man vs Food is as cool in person as on the show. As Bob May said in his Showtimes magazine article "If your lucky enough to be born in America you are lucky enough."

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rising Stars report from Knudson

This is a Predator heifer out of a first calf heifer lot 21 of the Rising Stars sale. She will sell in Ryan Knudson September pasture sale. Success stories keep a coming.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Rising Stars report from Morrissey

The steer calf is out of Immortal and the Lot 2 (Backdraft) Rising Stars cow from the 09 sale sent to me from Chad Morrissey, WI

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lights Out and Rising Stars heifers loving life.

All this rain has caused us to have lots of grass. These guys are very happy living the good life. This is just part of the group that will be in the Rising Stars V.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Heat Wave heifer from Sparks and Tavener

Here is a Heat Wave heifer in Missouri that has a really cool look and extra long neck. I am sure she will be selling this fall, so check with these guys for a show heifer.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

WOW x Char cool color.

Walks on Water x Princess Doll (PB Char) from Dan Kohl , MN 612.916.6429. Cool colored bull calf by WOW. We'll have to follow this one, I think he has a ton of future. Thanks Dan.

Predator calf from Clint Barnes.

Predator x Shiver Reg Maine-Anjou steer. Sure looks good to me. Thanks Clint

Friday, June 3, 2011

Motivation to keep working that hair until summer.

One of my favorite pictures. Hard work does pay big dividends. Like many kids out there rinsing and brushing this time of year takes effort and dedication. All the hours of work for the chance at glory. Well worth it no matter what the outcome because it builds character.

Trust Predator

Skyler and Dacota took this picture of a poster they came across.
Predator trusts himself to make money. JK  they liked it.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Friction in Run for the Backdrop.

Friction x Almost Famous steer selling this fall.

Mike Huston Flushing to Predator.

Thanks Mike for using Predator in your program. Flushing the maternal sib to Long Time Coming the big hit of Denver 11.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Rising Stars report from Rick Frye

Rick Frye texted me when this calf was born and said there was another Rising Stars success story in the making. From this cell phone picture it sure looks like he is going to be right. This is a Smiling Bob out of the lot 35 in the Rising Stars sale. Thanks Rick!