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MSU Optimum Z03
Grand Champion Bull
American Royal and the National Western

Export qualified: Yes       Denver Stats:   Wt. 2434 Frame 7.2
                                                            Fat .20" REA 22.3 SREA 1.12 Marbling 7.18=High Choice
                                                            Pelvic Area 451sq. cm. SC 40.5 cm.

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(4 Breed Trait Leading EPDs)

At ten years of age in 2000, Optimum is still going strong.  He is still sound on his feet and legs and is still naturally breeding 20+ females every year.    In addition, new carcass EPDs show him to be in the top 1% of the breed for ribeye muscle and low backfat, which means he should sire some of the highest yielding offspring of any bull in the breed.  His daughters are beautiful and easy doing.  One of his daughters, WNH Ms Optima 9401, is generally acclaimed as currently the best cow in the breed.  Her progeny have achieved unbelievable success.


WNH Ms Optima 9401

Optimum's semen is still in strong demand all over the world.  We have not been able to meet the export demand for his semen in recent years.  Although he breeds well naturally, he will not mount dummy cows used in semen collection, and it has become difficult to collect semen on him.  Our semen inventory is now just over 100 straws.  He has numerous calves in Canada, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay and has been one of the heaviest used bulls in Australia during the last six years.   He has been a very popular bull among Braford breeders, and many Brahman cows have been flushed to Optimum.

In the 1999-2000 Show Season, three of the four National Grand Champions in Canada and the United States were all progeny or grand progeny of MSU Optimum Z03.


RST ROF Reba 28H
US National Grand Champion Female
Sire: WNH CHR MCA Decathlete (Optimum Grandson)


MSU STAR Headliner
Canadian National Grand Champion
Dam:  WNH Ms Optima 9401 (Optimum Daughter)


PED Z03 Dancer 46
Canadian National Grand Champion Female
Sire: MSU Optimum Z03


(5 Breed Trait Leading EPDs shown in 2006)

TRAIT BW WW YW SC MILK M&G
EPD 7.0 52 87 -0.2 9
35
ACC .91 .88 .86 .65 .83


SPRING 2005 EPDS
Calv.
Ease
Direct
(%)
Birth
Wt
Weaning
Wt
Yearling
Wt
Milk Milk
&
Growth
Calv.
Ease
Mat.
(%)
Scrotal
Circ.
Fat Rib
Eye
Area
IMF
%
BMI
Index
($)
CEZ
Index
($)
BII
Index
($)
CHB
Index
($)
EPD -3.9 +7.0 +52 +87 +6 +32 -3.3 +0.2 -0.028 +0.44 -0.04 +$11 +$8 +$11 +$23
Acc .65 .90 .87 .82 .84 - .63 .69 .60 .57 .55 - - - -
Breed Avg. EPDs for 2003 Born Calves (Click for Percentiles)
EPD -0.3 3.7 36 61 14 32 0.5 0.6 0.001 0.07 0.00 15 14 15 15

Traits Observed: BWT,WWT,YWT,SC,
Statistics:BW:324/1322,WW:287/1131,YW:113/439,SC:28/79,Dgt:350,Fat:73,REA:72,IMF:63

Optimum at Denver at Nine years of age


BT CL DOMINO 15G SS BEARTOOTH PERFORMER
BT MOHICAN TRADITION 530 
X22967333 GT TL: Y MG MM

BT L9 DOMINETTE 31E

SARA 569R GT BT BUTLER 452M


COPPERTONE F SARA




JR P183 RIVAL T205 GT TL: MG MM JR NICK THE BUTLER P183 
MSU MISS RIVAL X10 X23247627 GT
JR QUESTER ROSE R16

RADAR PEARL 38T GT EHR GIANT SUNDANCE 108P 


MW ENFORCER 4038 

X23448168 Calved: Jan. 30, 1990 Tattoo: BE Z03

Semen $25; Certificates $75; Package 10/3 for $400
Prices above for US only. Contact WNH for export prices.

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