Its that time of year again when our bulls head to the sale ring. We are really happy with how these bulls have performed and grown. We have grass finished a few contemporaries to these bulls with tremendous results. The steaks are very tender with great marbling and flavor. If you are interested in genetics that will push your grass finishing operation to the next level than be sure to check out the bulls we have offered in the Colorado sale on November 5.
Below is an excerpt from Pharo’s BULLetin about our lot 74.
Top-Sort Bulls Galore –
By Kit Pharo
As we have said before, there are top-sort bulls scattered all the way through our sale catalog. I want to caution you against sorting so hard you miss out on some outstanding bulls. I have been guilty of that myself. With our Quick Sort program, it’s easy to do. I would like to share one of several examples I have come across while working with customers.
LOT 74 Little Mo
This picture of Little Mo (Lot 74) was taken out in the pasture yesterday. Notice the short, dormant grass. As you can see, Little Mo does NOT lack for thickness, volume, masculinity, muscling or fleshing ability. He’s a stud! However, he has pretty average 4-star ratings for fleshing ability, thickness, muscling and masculinity. Little Mo has a great marbling ratio of 144%, along with a great tenderness score of 25. He has a 5-star disposition and 4+ calving ease.
Little Mo is not one of our leadoff bulls and he is not among the highest-rated bulls in this sale. Nevertheless, he has absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. He looks better today than he did when he was weighed and evaluated two months ago – and he looks better today than he did when he was videoed one month ago. Because of Little Mo’s phenotype, ultrasound data and DNA information, he is one of several bulls Tim Goodnight is keeping close tabs on. Tim says this bull has exactly what we want in our Grass-Fed Beef Alliance program.