We used a clean Irish Whiskey son called Wild Turkey when we started using Maine's in our embryo program. Turk lived to be 15 and half years at Thorne Ranch and his impact on our herd is evident in our pastures of progeny he produced. He produced both herd sires and replacement females that have stood the test of time.
TLCC Turk S6103 ET Reg# MA361288 is sired by Wild Turkey and still the base of our Maine-Anjou herd today and he is still shelling them out. Campaigned heavily by partners Diamonds in the Rough. He was shown in Louisville, Denver, Houston, Ft Worth, Kansas City and Tulsa OK.
Turk graced the show rings in 2007-2008 as Show Bull of the year 2008-2009 - Show Sire of Year 2010 and 2011. Turks great disposition and predictable ability to produce beautiful udders on his daughters and very fertile son's will be carried on by his 135 progeny produced here at Thorne Ranch and several other herds including Diamonds In the Rough of Oologah, OK our partners. He spent his entire life here except when he was being hauled and promoted by Mike Runner and the Diamonds family. He was born in 2006 as an ET Calf. We knew he was set to be something special the day he was born. He was born 50 yards from where we laid him to rest in October of 2021.
His daughters are great and their longevity is evident when you learn that Turks dam TLC/TRI Whoa Girl was still in production at 17 years of age, with a beautiful udder and sound footed. His granddam Purebred TLC Black Bev K2386 was also in our herd at 17 years of age. She is the base of several in our herd. Her daughter, TLCC Suh's Bev Y1300 is the dam of TLC/TCL Micks Gator J1231 that is owned by Lauren Bockel. He will be heavily promoted as Beefbuilder and dual registered Simmental for her Simbra herd.
Our Maine-Anjou sires all have consistent calving ease. We select for good udders, maternal, fertility and longevity in our cow herd of Maintainer females.
We select our herd sires from Dams that have longevity in their genes. Maine's that milk! We keep them half to a quarter Maine to keep the show ring style and great performance. Stop by and see our sires and the Maine cowherd.
TLC Turk at the National Western Stock Show 2008 with Mike Runner at halter and Rex McDowell judge!
TLC Turk S6103 ET, TLC Heart of Gold S6150 ET, TLC Lulu S6398 ET, TLC Cowgirl T7130. Thank you to partners, Diamonds in the Rough who promoted Turk. All our Maintainers were dual registered as Beefbuilders.
His first calves hit the ground and said look at me right off! No calving issues and they have that show ring style and plenty of hair to comb! He continues to impress us with his latest calves to wean in Fall 2021. We used him on our Maintainer females and also our percentage Simmental cows. Sadly Rabbit was stifled by neighbors Angus bull and we have him trying to heal. We have semen available for Sale. Contact Us
Rabbits momma was no accident either. Sire by CMAC Hardcore and out of Veronica 3H our Fullblood base in our herd. So he has two our our top Donors in his pedigree. Veronica and Whoa Girl N3100 (Heidi Who)
Dual Registered Maine-Anjou 3/8 % MA456458 and Simmental 25% SM3271555. Sire: TCL Turks Bart U8393 MA407731 Dam: TLCC Polly MA337264 Dam: Sire: BK Intense Plus 212L 291265
Bandit is proving to be a very maternal base for females and his daughters have shown well also. He is Homozygous Polled and Homozygous black with some chrome! We have used him heavy on first time heifers and had very few problems.
He has been out go to for calving ease on first calf heifers also. Plus he keeps them black and polled. He also adds that chrome to his cattle.
Bandit daughters are making great mothers and staying feminine and have nice udders.
TCL Turks Rex 3224225 25% MAINE-ANJOU 25% Simmental DUAL REGISTERED
Sire: TLCC Turk S6103 ET Dam: TCL Patricia P4124 (Picasso daughter)
Dual Registered Simmental and Maine Anjou. But primarily using on our Simmental females. We used him with great success on some Cutter daughters, calving ease and thick sound calves. His first calves hit the ground and we also used him on several first time heifers with no problems. Very stout and sound babies! Come see them.
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