Friday, December 13, 2013

Low Birthweight Purebred Maine Bull For Sale

Looking for a reasonably priced low birth weight Maine Anjou bull?  Here is your man.  He is a late Oct 2012 son of ZNT Montego Bay, and out of a Top Secret x DMCC Jazz heifer.  He was 62# and born unassisted out of a first calf heifer. Solid black and PHA and TH free by parentage.

Priced at $2000, and fertility guaranteed.

Picture take in late November with an iPhone.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Moves Like Jagger Heifers at Fowler Reproductive Services

Nice treat to come across while flushing cows at Fowler Reproductive Services, two 2 month old ZNT Moves Like Jagger heifers out of PB Angus 2nd calf heifers.  These are some very good Mainetainers!  I am sure you will see more from these girls.


Monday, December 9, 2013

3/4 Maine Show Heifer Prospect

ZNT Montego Bay daughters out of a powerful Direct Hit x DMCC Mercedes cow.  These heifers are 3/4 Maine, polled, and TH/PHA Free.  Heifers are ready to go straight from our show barn to yours.

Pedigree
Price:  $4000





Pedigree
Price:  $2250




Sunday, December 8, 2013

First Moves Like Jagger Calves Are Impressive

Results from a limited number of ZNT Moves Like Jagger calves have been very positive this fall.  Birth weights have exceeded our expectations by running in the 60's-70's, and calves have been eye catching with plenty of muscle.

Make plans to add this exciting new Purebred Maine Anjou sire to you upcoming breeding bull lineup!


 Sept Born Moves Like Jagger bull calf out of a BK Top Secret second calf heifer.












Sept born Moves Like Jagger steer prospect out of an 3/4 Maine second calf heifer.










Friday, November 1, 2013

American Farmers

So proud of these two American Farmers!!!!!!  Lacey and Taylor are everything that we could dream of our kids becoming.   It has been so awesome watching these two girls grow up to become the adults they have become.  Congratulations, ladies! ~ We all love you so much!!




Saturday, October 26, 2013

Montego Bay Heifer Wins in Longview

Congratulations to the Wallace family for having the Champion Maine Heifer at the Harvest Festival Show with their Montego  Bay daughter.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Montego Bay Bred Heifer For Sale

Just as Montego Bay's calves have been impressive, his females are maturing into very nice cows.  For sale right now is a stylish, super sound 3/4 Maine Montego Bay bred heifer out of a Direct Hit x DMCC Mercedes cow.  She was bred on 3/3/13 to GVC Hawkeye.  Due to limited pasture, Kaz Cattle is letting go of this female.  Priced at $2200 to sell quickly.  Contact Zane with any questions you may have.



Friday, October 18, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

TMAA Fall Update

Fall is upon us, even here in Texas.  I thought this would be a good time to give some updates and take care of a little TMAA business.

First off, plans are in the works to put on a 2nd Annual Bluebonnets & Buckles Sale in conjunction with the Texas State Jr Maine and Chi Show.  Show and Sale is still planned for April, but an exact location and date has not been set due to construction at the Ft. Worth Stock Show grounds.  Discussions are taking place to include the Southwest Chianina Association to make this an even bigger and better sale.  Start watching your new fall born arrivals for your possible consignments to this sale.  More information to come.

Secondly, the deadline is approaching fast for the TMAA to make their commitment to raffle tickets for the Crazy 8's drawing that will take place at the NAILE in November.  Our association must commit to an amount of tickets we will sell.  Tickets are $100 each, and our association will receive 20% of the proceeds of our sales.  Tickets are non refundable to our association, so we must sell every ticket we commit to.  The goal of the National Association is to sell 888 tickets, and 2 winners will be drawn, with each winner receiving 4 heifers.  Proceeds go to the Reaching Beyond Foundation.  

Heifers have been donated by:
Walker Show Cattle         AR
Carlson MA                        MO
Nowatzke Show Cattle    IN
Blind Badger Ranch          CO
Bushy Park                         SD
Buck Cattle Co                  OK
Morton Cattle Co.            OK
Enlow Show Cattle           OK

Either call, text, or email me with how many tickets you would like to purchase for yourself, or sell by Sunday, Sept 29th.  I will let the AMAA know our association's commitment on Sept 30th.

Reminders!!!!
Ft Worth Stock Show entries are due by Nov 15th
MAPP's are due by Dec. 1st
TMAA annual dues for 2013 need to be sent to Melanie Morris if you have not already done so.

Best of luck with y'all's fall calving season

Zane Mai
TMAA President
817-233-9357
zntcattle@gmail.com

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Moves Like Jagger Calves Arriving Now

The first wave of ZNT Moves Like Jagger calves are just hitting the ground, and they are everything we expected out of this young sire.  Birthweights have been in in the 60's and 70's, and quality has been top notch.

Pictured below is an 8 hour old MLJ bull calf out of a Buck bred BK Top Secret x DMCC Jazz second calf heifer.  Birth weight was 65# on this young stud.  He will be a lot of fun to watch grow up and fill out!





Monday, September 16, 2013

Bred Cattle

Great pair of cows for sale from a family that has had excellent success using ZNT genetics.  These are not culls, they are just selling them due to limited space, and the fact that they have two replacements entering the herd out of the 4 year old cow.  Contact Zane Mai (817-233-9357 or zntcattle@gmail.com) for any questions you may have about either one of these bred females.

4 year old 5/8 Maine bred cow
AMAA #434243
Sire:  ZNT Triple X  Dam:  Bachelor x Maine x Angus
Bred to GVC Suh on 2/27/13
Price:  $2800



Feb 2012 3/4 Maine Bred Heifer
Sire:  ZNT Montego Bay  Dam:  Direct Hit x DMCC Mercedes
Bred on 3/3/13 to GVC Hawkeye
Price:  $2000

Friday, September 13, 2013

Maine Show Bull For Sale

Just pulled ZNT Magic Mike out of the bull lot after a 90 day rest from the show barn.  It is time to start getting ready for the Winter show season. It was a pleasant surprise to still be clipping on 2-3" of leg hair.

Magic Mike is an excellent choice for someone looking to add a solid bull to their show string.  He has already been named Res Maine Bull at the Texas Jr. State Show in April, and a class winner at the National Jr. Maine Show, each time only being beat out for the overall spots by older, more mature bulls.

If you are looking for a bull with tremendous depth of rib, big boned and big footed, tons of leg hair, TH and PHA Free, and a pedigree that includes Sooner, Jazz, Hard Core, Showtime, and CTR Success, he is your man.

Link to Pedigree

ZNT is selling full possession, full show rights, and 3/4 semen interest in ZNT Magic Mike.  We will be more than happy to exhibit him at Ft. Worth, and possibly Houston if the new owner desires. NAILE entries due by Oct. 1st.

Price:  $5000
Picture Taken on 9/12/13

Picture taken on 9/12/13

Picture taken on 4/26/13
 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Everybody Loves Hot Twins

What a way to kick off the fall season!  This set of twin ZNT Montego Bay daughters will turn a lot of heads.  Raised by the KAZ Family, their dam (Direct Hit x Mercedes) is no stranger to producing good ones.  Both heifers are 3/4 Maine and TH and PHA Free.

Don't miss out, these girls won't be around for long.



Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Updated Facebook Page

We have recently updated our Facebook Page with additional information on ZNT Cattle Co.  Make sure to "LIKE" our page so you can stay updated on the latest happenings and cattle for sale at ZNT.  Please continue to visit our ZNT Cattle Co. website for the same up-to-date information and informative cattle related blogs.




Sunday, August 11, 2013

Fall Bull Offering Preview

Things are ramping up at ZNT Cattle Co. for marketing of our 2012 fall born bull calves.  Here is an example of what we will have to offer.  Many of you saw his 7/8 sib, ZNT Magic Mike 206Z , at the Jr. Maine Anjou Nationals in Grand Island, but most of our bulls do not see the show ring.  This is ZNT Dark Knight 204Z.  He is an August born, Purebred Maine bull out of SZH Deuces Are Wild (Sooner x Jazz), and out of a 3/4 sib to ZNT Jenna 707T.  The combination of muscle, low birth weight, and defect free pedigree makes him a perfect candidate for a commercial cattleman looking to keep a few heifers back for their herd, and possibly produce a few show prospects for their kids or grandchildren.



Thursday, August 8, 2013

So You Want To Buy A Show Heifer?

Summer is drawing to an end, and many of the County and State Fairs are coming to a close.  That means it is time for all the fluffy young prospects to be hitting the magazine ads and internet.  Seeing these cute little heifers clipped to the max can make about anyone get the fever to go out and buy one.  For the first time buyers, this can be not only an exciting time, but a scary one too.  So many questions:  What do I need? What do I do? 
Even though whole books could be written on this subject, I am going to try and break it down into one blog. 
Facilities
The very first thing you have to know is where you are going to keep your heifer.   Some basic requirements are; shelter to keep them out of bad weather and provide shade in the heat of the summer,  pens to allow your heifer to move around and has adequate drainage to keep them animal from having to stand in mud all day long,  and clean water.  It is also good to have a place where you can wash your animal.  The point of washing is to get them clean, so washing in a mudhole every day is counter-productive. 
Feed
There are numerous options for feed for you heifer, and they can vary greatly in price and quality.  The two most important requirements when selecting a feed is that it meets all the nutritional requirements, and that it can be easily obtained so you can keep a fresh batch on hand at all times.  Some great sources for input on which feed to use include your 4-H or FFA leader, your breeder that you are purchasing the heifer from, or your local feed store.  Don’t get wrapped up in all the different feed additives out there.  If you have a good, consistent, complete feed, from my experience, you will not need these additives.  You will also need a source of good quality hay to feed with your grain.  
Halter Breaking
Again, whole books can be written on this topic alone.  The key items you need though are a rope halter, a solid fence with no sharp objects like nails sticking out, and an alley or small pen that you can easily put the halter on the animal.  When halter breaking, staying calm and having patience will be your best tool.
Equipment
The cost of cattle equipment, and especially show equipment can be very eye-opening to a new owner.  Here are the basic musts to owning a heifer.  Owning, or easy access to a truck and trailer.  You never know when you might need to take your animal to the vet.  A squeeze and/or blocking chute for your daily activities with your animal, and the occasional treatment of sickness.  Combs, halter, and showstick for preparing your animal to show.  A livestock fan and livestock blower are not a must, but will be well worth the investment if you plan on washing your heifer regularly and would like to keep some of that fluffy hair that you originally fell in love with.
Breeding
This is the most overlooked part of owning a heifer.  Unless you are planning on showing a market heifer, you will need to have a plan on how you will get your heifer bred.  Producing baby calves is the whole purpose of a breeding heifer.  First you need to decide if you are going to use the natural service of a bull, or you are going to have her artificially inseminated.  Also, no matter how you breed your heifer, you MUST choose a sire that is proven to have safe birth weights for heifers.  
Long Term Plan
The next part of buying a heifer that most new buyes to not consider is what are you going to do with your heifer after you are all done showing her.  Basically the two options are to sell the heifer or keep her for a cow.   Selling a heifer is not nearly as easy as buying a heifer because you have already used up the one use that a lot of buyers are looking for-being able to show it.  Keeping a heifer is not that easy either if you do not have readily available pasture and facilities that can be used if calving difficulties occur. 

Proper planning and realistic expectations can make the purchase of a heifer an enjoyable experience.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Welcome Home Jagger

ZNT Moves Like Jagger just returned from his summer lease.  Time to just relax for a while until the fall breeding season begins.  Check out the fall lease options.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

ZNT Magic Mike w/ Video

Many of you loved him in Grand Island, but for those that missed him, here is an opportunity to own a proven bull in the showring, who is sired by proven genetics that the most discriminant cattleman would love.  With a sire going back to Sooner and Jazz, and a dam sired by Hardcore, a couple of shots of Showtime, and touch of Chi for showring appeal, how can you go wrong?

Magic Mike is a maternal sib to ZNT Montego Bay and ZNT Moves Like Jagger.  

Selling full possession and 3/4 semen interest.  

Flyer courtesy of Natalie Mai.
Flyer was used in her Salesmanship Contest at the 2013 Maine Jr. National Show

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Unlimited Power Heifer For Sale

Check out this hot ticket from Broken Oak Farms.  She is a purebred Maine out of one of the hottest selling Maine bulls out there, and at the price of $2000, there isn't any better value for the money.  She is halter broke and ready for her new home.  Can deliver her to Grand Island for any Northern buyers.


September Purebred Maine Heifer by BK Unlimited Power
Raised by Broken Oak Farms


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Next Stop - Grand Island

ZNT Magic Mike 207Z
Res. Maine Bull - 2013 Texas State Jr. Maine Show
Sire - SZH Deuces Are Wild
Dam - ZNT Jenna 707T
Pedigree
ZNT Magic Mike is the latest of great bulls out of our ZNT Jenna 707T donor cow, and a phenomenal Sooner x Jazz bull owned by the Hay Ranch in Marlin, TX.  He is a maternal sib to Montego Bay and Moves Like Jagger.  Stop by and see him at the 2013 National Junior Maine Show in Grand Island next month.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Great Experience with SteerPlanet.com Auctions


We had the pleasure of working with Jason in the use of SteerPlanet’s new Online Auction service, and had a wonderful experience.  The programming worked flawlessly, it was VERY economical (especially when considering that advertising and E-blasts are included in the price), and the reporting of who purchased each lot after the sale was seamless.  We will definitely be using SteerPlanet.com for our next online sale.

If you are considering an online sale, contact Jason at:


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Great Fall Borns Available Today

It's not too late to pick up a great steer or heifer prospect.  ZNT Cattle Co. has a select group of fall born steers and heifers that will not only be competitive, but also reasonably priced.

Calves are all halter broke, and ready to get prepared for their first show.

Scramble Certificates are more than welcome!!!!





Monday, April 29, 2013

Montego Bay Heifer Tops the Bluebonnets & Buckles Sale

The Montego Bay x Sooner heifer consigned by Jeremy Whitby, and bred by Fowler Reproductive Services, was the high selling calf in the 1st Annual TMAA Bluebonnets & Buckles Online Sale. 

Good Luck to the Kotzur Family with your outstanding new purchase!!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Great Tags from Cook Show Cattle

Just got in the sale tags for the Bluebonnets & Buckles Sale yesterday from Cook Show Cattle, and we love them!   If you are tired of the same boring tags, give them a call and get you some of the coolest tags on the market.  Contact Linda Cook at 614-288-8275 or info@cookshowcattle.com to make your order.


 


Monday, April 22, 2013

Donation Semen Packages Sell in Bluebonnets & Buckles Sale

ZNT Cattle Co, Fowler Reproductive Services, and Broken Oak Farms have stepped up and donated 8 lots of semen to the TMAA's 1st Annual Bluebonnets & Buckles Online Sale ending April 27th. 

Each lot consists of 5 units of semen with 100% of the proceeds going to the Texas Maine Anjou Association and Texas Jr. Maine Anjou Association.  Semen can be picked up at the Texas State Jr. Maine and Chi Show the weekend of April 27th and 28th, directly from the consignors, or from one of several distributors throughout the country that carry these great sires.



Lot 22 - 5 Units of ZNT Montego Bay donated by ZNT Cattle Co.

Lot 23 - 5 Units of ZNT Montego Bay donated by ZNT Cattle Co.







Lot 24 - 5 Units of ZNT Moves Like Jagger donated by ZNT Cattle Co. and Fowler Reproductive Services

Lot 25 - 5 Units of ZNT Moves Like Jagger donated by ZNT Cattle Co. and Fowler Reproductive Services









Lot 26 - 5 Units of BK Warrior 128W donated by Broken Oak Farms

Lot 27 - 5 Units of BK Warrior 128W donated by Broken Oak Farms

Lot 28 - 5 Units of BK Warrior 128W donated by Broken Oak Farms

Lot 29 - 5 Units of BK Warrior 128W donated by Broken Oak Farms




Friday, April 19, 2013

Steer Power at the Bluebonnets & Buckles Sale

Our Texas breeders have stepped up to consign a powerful set of steers to the 1st Annual TMAA's Bluebonnets & Buckles Online Sale on Steerplanet.com.  Sale opens at 8am on April 26th, and ends at 7pm on April 27th.  All cattle will be on display at the 2013 Texas State Jr. Maine and Chi Show at the Ft. Worth  Stock Show grounds on April 27th.
Lot 4 - Jimmy The Greek Steer
Consigned by Paul Fowler

Lot 5 Ali x Irish Whiskey
Consigned by Nick Verner Rockin N Cattle Co.


Lot 12 BK Warrior Steer
Consigned by Richard and Marsha Rhodes
Broken Oak Farms
Lot 17 BK Warrior Steer
Consigned by Richard and Marsha Rhodes
Broken Oak Farms



Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Montego Bay Calves Hit SteerPlanet Online Sales

There are two Montego Bay calves that are consigned to the 1st Annual Bluebonnets & Buckles Online Sale on SteerPlanet.com.  Once you see these calves, you will be wanting to add some ZNT Montego Bay semen to your spring breeding order.  Heifer Safe - Judge Approved!

Lot 1 - Sale ends April 27th at 7 p.m.
Sept Montego Bay x Sooner
Consigned by Jeremy Whitby
Bred by Paul Fowler

Lot 10 - Sale ends April 27th at 7 p.m.
October Montego Bay x BK Top Secret
Consigned by Natalie Mai of ZNT Cattle Co.
Bred by Natalie Mai
BW 62# out of a first calf heifer - Not steer yet.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Entries for 2013 Texas State Maine and Chi Preview Show

The deadline is getting close for submitting your entries for the 2013 Texas State Maine and Chi Preview Show at the Ft Worth Stock Show grounds on April 27th and 28th.  Entries must be postmarked by April 12th.

The weekend will be filled with cattle shows, contests, socials, and the 1st Annual Bluebonnets and Buckles Online Sale.

Maine Anjou Entries Information                                        Chianina Entry Information

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sale Prep Has Officially Begun

Preparations for the 1st Annual Bluebonnets and Buckles Online Sale on Steerplanet.com has officially begun.  Approximately 10 head have arrived ZNT Cattle Co. where we will be getting them prepared for the sale.  Cattle will be available for viewing beginning the second week of April and will be available all the way up to the sale.  All sale cattle will be on display at the Texas Preview Show at the Ft. Worth Stock Show grounds on April 27th. 

Watch for the latest sale pictures and updates throughout the month of April!

Jagger Is Back At Champion Genetics

In preparation for the spring breeding season, Moves Like Jagger is back at Champion Genetics in Canton, TX to get collected again.

Semen is already on hand at SEK Genetics, Bull Barn Genetics, and Champion Genetics on this excellent new Purebred Maine sire.

Monday, March 11, 2013

2013 Houston Jr. Heifer Show

Congratulations to Haven Giglotti on her successful Houston Stock Show.  She, and her heifer ZNT Baby Cakes, placed 2nd in class in the Jr. Maine Heifer Show, and also placed 4th in the European Scramble Heifer Show.