Our Journey as Producers of Fleckvieh Simmental Cattle.

Applecross Presents our 2018 Equation Females

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Our 2018 Equation Heifers posing earlier this fall. From left: Blossom, Abigail, Hannah and Chelsea

We are pleased to present four bred heifers at Transcon’s 2018 Fleckvieh Equation Sale at 1 pm on December 16th, at Westerner Park, Red Deer, Alberta.  After an eye-popping 2017 edition, we are proud to showcase the diversity of our program at this prestigious event.

Our 2018 sale string really showcases the genetics that form the core of our walking group.  Four different sires, and four different cow families, are represented, and showcase a mix of genetics we have developed alongside some of the ones we have sourced over the years. We have taken a slow approach to building our herd to ensure that multiple generation of cow families are present.  This way, the maternal lines can develop, and we can watch and compare as the younger generations work alongside their matriarchs.  The progeny from our ‘heifer’ bull APLX Rambo has made an impressive debut over the past 12 months, so he will again have a feature daughter in the form of Applecross Chelsea, who on the maternal side is also descended from our Dora Lee Christina cow family.  We will be offering a rare opportunity to acquire a polled FGAF WowEffect daughter in Applecross Hannah, as we lost her sire after breeding season last year.  Not to be outshone by their running mates, we are also offering Applecross Abigail who represents progeny from the JD CDN Amethyst cow family, as well as Applecross Blossom, who is certainly not lacking in the eye-appeal department.  All four heifers are solid coloured with moderate frames, yet tons of volume – exactly the types of females we think will turn into awesome cows.

Individual pages (short-cut links are on the right), have been created for each of ‘Abigail’, ‘Blossom’, ‘Hannah’ and ‘Chelsea’.  We preg-checked in mid September and the vet feels that all four are safe to their AI breeding or early exposure.  The Heifers are also vaccinated with ViraShield Gold and Covexin Plus. They will be treated with Scour-Guard prior to sale day.  On the individual pages, we have also pictured their sires, dams and siblings.  Maternal lies are very important to us, and we feel that behind each outstanding female, is an outstanding cow family.  Please let us know if you would like any additional information on any of our animals.

The 2018 Fleckvieh Equation promises to be another exciting event.  We look forward to a great day on December 16th at Westerner Park.

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