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Wow that cow did get better with time. However, I do not think she is a typical O-man. The O-mans I have seen are coarse, and can be bad-uddered. His US proof will be negative for type when the base changes I suspect. I think O-Man is great for commercial herds, but I like Howie, do not like the type of cows he produces. We milk 54 cows, with the highest lifetime production cow at 275,000, calved for the 10th time this month, and hoping she hits 300,000. We also have 2 others over 200,000 lbs, and 8 more over 100,000.
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Oh and I would never use morty again. Big mistake for us.
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What do you like about Howie but not about his daughters?
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Dunno if this is correct but i think he is saying that he likes oman for commercial herds, but is in the same opinion as howie 32, in that he would not use the bull himself, as for his objectives the bull does not produce the types of cows which he likes....... correct me if i'm wrong

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Sorry. I guess I wasn't very clear. I should have wrote: "I, like Howie," meaning I agree with Howie. Blackred is right in what I am saying. I would not use O-man as he is so low in type, in fact I rarely use a bull less than 3 pts PTAT. I think if you use O-man on Goldwyn or something really high in type and dairy, chances are she will turn out to be a good type cow, but O-man on a regular cow doesn't make good type cows, he's good otherwise- milk, health traits - perfect for commercial breeders, but I like type cows. I'm more of a believer that if you feed your cows well and keep them comfortable, you will get milk regardless. You don't have to use bulls like Oman to get good milk production. There are herds out that have the same philosophy - they breed for type only, and many of those herds get excellent milk production - I can think of one herd averaging 90+ lbs of milk per cow that breds only type and has very negative genetics for milk.
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Sorry, it is actually my turn to apologize - i read your original post wrong, PAD. Sorry about that!
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Oh it's okay - I like Howie's cows, they are really nice. Sorry if Howie thought that I meant I didn't like his cows - I just re-read it and it does kind of sound like that. Didn't mean that at all.
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For some daft reason, I thought you were talking about Kerndtway Howie. emoticon
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Silky uddered Oman daughter belonging to a colleague of mine.

Oman x Morty x Tulip-Red x Carlin (locally proven Bell x Elevation son.)



Remember this cow? Here she is a year later, we had a herd competition a couple of weeks ago and she was chosen pick of her lactation group on that farm.

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Here is the same cow again in her third lactation:

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The ultimate milk wagon in the Natal midlands, owned by Mackenzie Farms, purchased as an in-calf heifer, 0025 is daughter of Long-Haven Blitz Mendel (Blitz x Ito, young sire that never made the active line-up.) At 232 days into her 6th lactation, her 7 day average is 34kgs, she is predicted to make 12 513 this lactation and is safe in calf to Abram.

At 8 years and 2 months of age the Mendel daughter has produced 66 846kgs of milk, off a diet of ryegrass, supplemented with maize silage and a maximum of 10kgs of concentrates a day.

1st lact 8090kgs in 313 days
2nd lact 8698kgs in 385 days
3rd lact 14 181kgs in 392 days
4th lact 13 746kgs in 307 days
5th lact 12 584kgs in 360 days (peaking at 68kgs a day)
6th lact 9546kg in 232 days to date

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