Astute cattlemen know that Performance, Pedigree and Phenotype are the cornerstones of any successful program and Tlell 199S Xplosive 18X covers them all. His performance includes a 205 day wt. of 796 Lb. and an average birth weight on his calves to date of 85 lb. With a Direct Calving Ease EPD of +2.3 and a Maternal Calving Ease of +4.2, you can be assured that his offspring will be born easy and grow fast!
His Dam was Western National Grand Champion Hereford Female in 2010 with 18X at her side and his Sire was National Reserve Grand Champion Hereford Bull in 2006. His pedigree includes the Calving Ease trait leaders Remitall Leonard and Tlell Red Cedar. Strong female lines include the Keepsake cow family from Golden-Oak and the Roo/Duster cow family from the Richardson Ranch to assure a strong maternal focus is bred into this bull.
His phenotype is awesome. You have to admire his length and smoothness while being blown away by his muscle and depth of body. But when you watch him move, you know why Xplosive 18X was chosen bull calf champion at the first combined horned polled show at Farmfair in 2010, under the scrutiny of Judge Dave Johner. This bull is an athlete and he travels around the ring or the pasture with an ease not often seen in a 2600 lb. bull. Early last fall, Judge Bill Biglieni picked him for his Grand Champion Hereford bull at the 2012 Manitoba Livestock Expo in Brandon, where he went on the be crowned Supreme Champion Bull over all breeds. At the 2012 Western Canadian Agribition Xplosive was a very popular choice for the Polled Hereford Grand Champion Banner and he was selected as a top ten finalists in the Royal Bank Supreme Championship Showdown.