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Second to None 208  a Premiere Black Beefmaster Donor

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 3, 2008 the day before she had a Crown Prince 920 calf!

     Some of our friends know that Wild Oaks Farms  purchased Second to None, below, from Clark Jones and Tony Young, in 2005, with a Soul Man  heifer at her side. We think she's one of the best black  females in the breed, and is the cornerstone of the black Beefmaster cattle in our herd.

 Second to None's first heifer, out of Soul Man, was  purchased by Ted Cain at Clark Jones'  Commitment to Excellence Sale, July '06. She had one of the highest IMF scores in the sale. ( Posting scan data on her first set of calves soon, but an average the 13 calves 1/2 bulls, 1/2 heifers came to 3.29 IMF, with four heifers scoring from 4.08 to 4.45!) Second to None is not just another pretty face!

Her second calf, Georgia on My Mind, also by Soul Man, is pictured below at weaning.

Click here to see her young Soul man calves

                                         

 

 

 

 

 

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208 Second to None heavy bred to Crown Prince 920, September 2007

   The day before this photo was taken, Second to None was flushed at the farm, and yielded 18 transferable Soul Man embryos. We froze 8 and transferred 10, nine of which produced calves. That's a donor!

 

 

 

 

GEORGIA ON MY MIND, 2 1/2 months of age

     When I saw this young cow at Clark Jone's Farm in Savannah, TN  last November, the only thing I could see wrong with her was that she was on the wrong farm! I found it incredible that that much length, depth and thickness could be tied to such a clean front end. Oh, and she's black with a 1- underline. Since then, she's had a heifer calf, developed the perfect bag, and had a bell ringing flush. I know this sounds too good to be true.  She is a little over protective of her calf in a lot, but we intend to have so many of her calves in the field next year, she'll get tired smelling them all to find the one she's nursing.

We just weaned Georgia the end of August, and Second to None has trimmed down a bit, but has kept incredible condition considering the drought and the job she's done with the calf!

PS. We named this black wonder Second to None,for obvious reasons, but here on the farm we call her Tuesday. We don't plan to sell her until the second Tuesday of next week.

For more photos of her young Soul Man calves, click here!

Until we get a page built to display her calves,  here's a few photos of those Soul Man babies now, some 7 months, some 9 months.

109/7 208 Oreo Dream

113/7 208

83/6 208

48/7 208

61-16/7, 61-26/7 208 Twins

119/7 208

112/7 208 on left, all 208 calves, bulls on right