Q & A Transcript from Jimmy Crowther 2/11/09

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Here is the transcript from the Q & A with Jimmy Crowther, 2/11/2009
Unfortunately I was not able to copy the discussions and questions after the pre questions. But we did have a great Q and A and I would like to thank everyone for coming.



1. What percentage of your cattle are 100% plummer top and bottom (ruffly)?

Jimmy answerd:85 to 90%.

2. What bull from your program do you consider the best producer?

Jimmy answerd: Over the years we have had several bulls that we considered very good sires. Some were better female sires than bull sires and vice versabut overall I guess it would be a toss up between #111 and #64.

3. If a bull came from Justin McKee and was 5 years old and was told he was out of Crowther's breeding what could he be out off?

Jimmy answerd: The cows that I sold Justin were carrying calves and would be sired by 212, Shadow Dancer, Rock Bottom ( a #64 son) or 84 a full borther to Bone Collector who died at an early age before we got him dna'd.

4. A 5 YEAR OLD REGISTERED BULL , HIS NUMBER IS 807 , HIS REGISTERED NAME IS WHITEHEAD AND HE HAS A MCKEE BRAND ON HIM ? ? ? THE BULL IS MOSTLY SOLID BLACK WITH A LITTLE WHITE UNDER HIS BELLY , HE IS A PRETTY LONG LEGGED BULL ... HIS ABBI PAPERS SAY CROWTHERS BREEDING TOP AND BOTTOM ? ? ?

Jimmy answered: Marcia, not sure what this ? is about, kinda answered it in the ? above.

5. are you having the same problems with your calves dna back to your sires and dams ? and what do you think the real problem is ?

Jimmy answerd: We have had very few problems and most we have been able to get worked out., because all our cows are so closely related that may contribute to some of the problems.

6. How big of a part does nutrition play in your program? If any?thank you sir.
Jimmy answerd: I think nutrition plays a big part in anyones program. Although some people push theirs a little too hard. After weaning we run them on wheat when possible or feeding them a growing ration until spring then on native grass untill fall and feed them a growing ration and bring them home and let them grow naturally.

7. What are your thoughts on 64 Psycho and how is he bred?

Jimmy answerd: #64 is obviously been one of the biggest influences in our breeding program. He is sired by #75 Road Warrior, a bull I purchased from Charlie Plummer and out of a Plummer cow.

8. Have you ever thought about hiring someone on to be Erics personal towl boy so he isn't dripping sweat all over everything?

Jimmy answerd: We are currently looking to replace Eric for our summer run and will use him for our winter rodeos.

9.In your opinion wich was the better sire:
Pigmy
Road Warrior or
Mister Twister.

Jimmy answered: Both Road Warrior and Mr. Twister were great sires. #111 probably a better female sire although #111 sired 51L Hurts So Good, 51F Fubar, 514 Merlin,all in one calf crop.

10. How was 135 bred and how long did you breed to him?

Jimmy answerd:135 was out of a daughter of Road Warrior and sired by a South Texas brindle bull with a fire brand #36. We bred him for 4 or 5 seasons.


11.What became of MadMex?

Jimmy answerd:He stiffled himself and we are using him as a breeding bull.

12.Did you ever collect 114?

Jimmy answerd:Yes, we had him collected and have a few straws.

13.How large is your cow herd?

Jimmy answered: 100 head.

14. Which bull in the past would you like to have bred to but never got the chance & why.

Jimmy answered:-59 seems to be very important to R7 and the Hargis breeding programs. Several bulls when I think back of bulls that Charlie Plummer used to have that I thought many times now would like to have on a set of cows. One bull that comes to mind that I actually did have and never got any cows bred to him was a bull that Floyd Rumford called Airplane in the 70's. He sired approximately 5 or 6 bull calves all out of commercial cows and every one of them bucked.

15.Did you use that line, if so how did it do for you and what is his back ground ????

Jimmy answere: not sure what they are asking.

16.What all have you outcrossed over the plummer line, If you have what have you found was the best?

Jimmy answered: We have used very few out-crosses. We have had some Scat Kat, Moody Blues and Rampage. The Moody Blues have seemed to work the best on our cows. We are just now starting to get a few Big Bucks and California Dreaming calves and we are excited about them.

17.Also, I have heard all kinds of rumers over the last few years of calves out of Merlin, is this true?

Jimmy answerd: Other rumers say he was sterile. Just curiousWe had one calf sired by him before we sold him to Herington's. After Heringtons retired him, we got him back and tried to breed to him, but he was sterile.
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