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Bastian Show Calves #8 Heifer
MF17 Steer
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American Junior Chianina Association is with Taylor Ray and 11 others.

Have you dreamed of showing at the National Junior Heifer Show? Wahl Animal is strong believers in supporting the next generation and want to help send some winners to the Grand Fiesta in Grand Island, June 17-23rd!

Post a picture of cattle you’d show in the comments below and if they pick you as the winner they will pay your show entry fee AND send you a #WahlAnimal X-Block Blocking & Blending blade. We’ll pick the next drawing will be at random 12 CST on Friday, April 20th. Good luck!

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Did you know we have a bull consigned to the Eastern MO Commission Company's Spring Bull Sale THIS Wednesday at 6pm? He's lot 401 on page 20 of the catalog here:…/E0129101/2018bullCatalog.pdf
Bastian Cattle Company of Mexico, MO began in the 80’s when Mike got his first registered Chianina heifer. A lot has changed since then and we’ve worked hard to keep up with the changes. Now, our herd has a Simmental and Angus influence with a few cl...ub calf bred cows for show calves. When deciding what to keep as bulls and replacement heifers, we look at performance and maternal traits first and foremost. We need calves that hit the ground at a healthy weight, grow well and finish off well after weaning. We only keep a select few bulls back each year. On the bull side, we consider birth weight the first cull factor, followed by structural soundness and reproductive traits. We don’t want you to have calving issues or a bull that can’t cover your cows. On the replacement heifer side, we pelvic measure all our heifers before breeding and only offer those who have a large enough pelvis to easily calve out for you. We don’t like calving problems and can’t imagine you would either. After passing their pelvic measurement scoring and breeding soundness tests, we look at soundness and milking ability. Once again, we know you don’t want to have to supplement a calf, so we cull for that. VERY few breeding animals leave our place each year out of about 150 cows. We retain some heifers, sell the top end and sell only the top 2% of the male calves as bulls. The rest of the calves are sold as steers or sent to the feedlot where we retain ownership. This allows us to have data telling us how our calves yield and grade. Big ribeyes, good marbling and an average of 67% cutability tells us you’ll be happy with the calves out of our breeding. Four generations of the Bastian family proudly stand behind our stock. If you have any questions, give Mike (573-253-4913) or Chris (573-253-6105) a call.

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