SIRES of BIG RIDGE
MAGIC Calves (below)
Haydn Calves (below)
Big Ridge Dubh Mathan T 2 Gorgeous George
"MAGIC" BIG RIDGE VOODOO MAGIC 11/19/11(51522)
Semen Available Below at 2612 pounds Magic's calves average 55# birth weight! Magic's calves are easy on their Dam, but grow fast to pass most larger birthweight calves. Perfect for Heifers
We used a bull one year that was known to produce LARGE calves and large cattle. It was a terrible calving season with 2 dead calves and injured dams. (calves 80-100 pounds) We used Magic's sire because of his 55 pound average birth weight calves. We keep Magic as our herd sire because he produces beautiful vigorous calves with about 55# birth weights, that grow fast. Our only calf that has been shown was about 50 pound birth weight , from one of our smallest cows. At 9 months, at the National Western Stock Show, she was 571 pounds. 25# to 120# pounds larger than the other 9 month old heifers in her large class (About 10 heifers). The next year a Grand Champion at the North Central Specialty
Magic has a thick, heavy rear to balance out his deep wide chest . When you look at "Magic" you can see he has balance and great proportion.
Too many Highland Bulls have Narrow rears, skinny thighs and no second thigh. (and U shaped topline and/or Rear higher than back)
Magic is wonderful with our calves and all the bull calves live with Magic after weaning. Like a long time breeder told me "The best way to make a calm, respectful bull calf, is to raise him with a calm, respectful Bull". Magic gently teaches the calves there is a power greater than they are, and that calm and quiet is good.
Regardless of whether Magic is stacked like a show dog,( above at 22 mo. old, after finishing breeding our herd) or standing lazy in the pasture or grazing, He exhibits the proud traits of the Scottish Highland Cattle Standard. Magic is a calm bull with Correct and Excellent Level and Straight top line, strong Muscular neck, Low Wide horn set, Broad short head, Bushy Forelock down to his muzzle, And a Thick Slightly Wavy coat. Magic was a planned breeding of ours for the purpose of spreading the incredible Maternal traits of his dams line and superior maternal traits of his sire throughout our herd. We have owned 3 generations of Magic's Dam's line that have tight udders, small teats, have 50-60 pound calves unaided, and their calves nurse unassisted almost immediately. Magic has been producing beautiful structurally correct Black and red calves for us. We Just love his calves!
Other sires used
"Haydn" Ridge Top Haydn's Choice (42523) 6/29/2002
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Haydn was a gentle bull that added incredible spring of rib and depth to his calves. As you can see in the picture with Haydn sharing his feed with the tallest cow in our herd, Haydn was only a couple inches taller, but was twice as wide and one and a half times as deep as Flicka's 1100+ pound frame. Haydn's Forelock, horns, Huge head, and large bone also passed on to his calves along with that wonderful Level Straight Top Line!