Journal Entry,

                    The Isa Blacks . . .

10/03   Natl. Convention Sale - LA – As the black cattle continued to bring astonishing prices, Lorenzo Lasater, sitting next to us, jokingly commented , “we use to cull most of the blacks”. We began to wonder about the black cattle that earned their place in the L Bar herd, in spite of the fact they were black. Could this be the black foundation we were looking for? Lorenzo confirmed that they had a few black cows, one in particular, that always threw black calves, from red bulls. The deal was struck.

 

11/03  Big Springs, TX – ROAD TRIP! Toby and I met our friends , Toby & Trevyr Lester on the way to Big Springs. Lorenzo had consolidated all the “truly” black females, five total, for our inspection, and as we had suspected, four of the females were relate. The matriarch was an awesome 13 year old black cow  that was still holding her place in the herd! Three hours later we were heading back to Arkansas, with all of the black cows from the heart of the Isa herd. Unquestionably Beefmaster, these females represented 13 years of black genetics., with the youngest heifer, fourth generation black. More importantly, these females define EPD’s, having lived the creed of the breed in the L Bar Lasater herd.

2/04 – San Antonio, TX. –“ Isa Basic Black” earned her Pacesetter * classification!

5/04 - Mulberry, AR  “The Black Heifer*” our donor, who won Miss Beefmaster America, 2003, continues to grow and is  proving to be an extremely  fertile donor. . “The Isa Blacks”* have thrown tremendous calves and have been named  Isa Essential Black,* Isa  Basic Black, Isa  Truly Black, Isa  Ebony Black and Isa  IV Ever Black. We have several embryo heifers on the ground out of Black Jack 21 and Isa Essential Black that have exceeded out expectations.  We have our first black calf out of Crown Prince 920, and plan to use him on part of the Isa Blacks this breeding season.

 

THE  ISA BLACKS

 

 

 

 

ISA ESSENTIAL BLACK

Granddam of Pacesetter Cow,

Isa * Basic Black

 

 

 

 

* ISA BASIC BLACK

( L Bar 3514 x L Bar 5225  )

Mother of 4th generation black,

Isa IV Ever Black

 

ISA TRULY BLACK

(L Bar 5502 X  ISA ESSENTIAL BLACK)

 
Soul Man x Isa Truly Black

 

 

 

ISA IV EVER BLACK

(Pending  X  *  ISA BASIC BLACK)

 

 

 

 

 

ISA EBONY BLACK

(Trueheart 5244 x L Bar 6456)

 

 
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Journal Entry Isa Essential Black

     We had to name her Isa “Essential Black”. As a yearling she lost a front toe to injury. Turned out onto range, she came in the next spring limping, but with a calf.  She has had 12 calves within two weeks of that date every year. Even in drought conditions her calves rated at the top of the herd. Essential Black has doubled the life expectancy of a commercial cow in a calf-a-year program. 

     We want to thank Laurie, Annette and Lorenzo Lasater for letting us purchase this tremendously fertile, productive female, and all of their black females related to her from the heart of their herd. 

     As a Donor,  her first flush to Black Jack 21 far exceeded our expectations. She will miss her calving slot  in ’05 for the first time in 13 years, but her legacy will blend with that  of Black Jack 21, Soulman and Crown Prince 920! Watch for her calves and let us know what you think!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wo Isabelle (Black Jack 21 x Essential Black)