Our Journey as Producers of Fleckvieh Simmental Cattle.

APLX Escalade 9Y

APLX Escalade 9Y - pictured in pasture condition, June 24, 2013

APLX Escalade 9Y – pictured in pasture condition, June 24, 2013

Alternative View - Escalade on June 24, 2013

Alternative View – Escalade on June 24, 2013

Polled 100% Fleckvieh Fullblood Male
Born: Febuary 11, 2011
Sire: Dora Lee’s Equinox (Dora Lee Eclipse)
Dam:  Applecross Diva 4U (Antonius)

When Escalade popped out of his dam weighing only 80lbs, we thought we might have our bull we could use on heifers but still have the performance to produce consistently superior offspring.   As we watched him develop from a calf into a yearling, Escalade has become an impressively long bull, with a good hip, a good disposition, and sound feet & legs.

We just love the genetic combination on Escalade’s dam’s side: Applecross Diva is a cherry red, goggled Antonius daughter, by DLD Lady Western 48R – our awesome King Arthur cow, who has sired a couple of pretty good Equinox calves in her own right.  Behind that there is SRN 2Y, the foundation Sim-Roc C&B female that walked at Dora Lee for so many years.   These three generations of legendary genetics layered back to back to back, should help to remove some of the guesswork that goes along with breeding cattle.

The sire, Dora Lee’s Equinox, is a young, homozygous polled performance bull that is in development at Dora Lee in Ontario. An Eclipse son, he (except in this case) generally throws slightly bigger calves than his sire, but more than makes up for it in the performance department. We have helped establish a proof on Equinox, and judging by his results to date, we think he will leave a tremendous mark on the industry.

We are quite happy with our first few Escalade calves, and have utilized him more extensively in 2013

Dam: Applecross Diva – pictured as a first calf heifer

Maternal Grand-dam: DLD Lady Western

Sire: Dora Lee’s Equinox

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