Long, Wide, Expansive Ribbed, Big Footed, Stout Boned, yet Feminine, Gentle, Moderate, Sound, and Fertile…. She’s Nearly Perfect.
A stunning female in the flesh, Myrtle 8H is a remarkable beast regardless of breed on the hoof and in the entire IGS Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation— the database where EPDs for 22 million head of seedstock beef cattle are evaluated, representing 4 countries on 3 different continents— she can’t be matched.
Yes, her combination of breed complementarity and genetic resume is that rare.
As the American beef industry evolves and calls on Shorthorns to fill the void of a lack of true maternal options, Shorthorns first have to step up and be consistent & dependable for calving ease, and Myrtle 8H writes the kind profile that can get us there, just like her dam, the most prepotent cow in the Gilman Shorthorn’s program. Combine that with her elite carcass yield & merit predictions and outstanding advantages in Stayability, all the while being a female you can use to inject well above average growth while keeping mature size in check, you simply have a cow that cannot be matched in the population. Just try it– run the sorts. Nothing else meets her genetic specs.
Further, she is a proven dam of awesome sons. Her first son was 79 lbs. at birth and ratioed over 100 (above average) in his historic contemporary group for WW, YW, REA, and IMF; he scanned an unbelievable 122 ratio for Marbling… and to top it off, he sold into a respected commercial herd for $9,000. Her second calf is a highlight of the 2024 Gilman sale offering; weighing 83 lbs. at birth, yet ratioing 108 for WW at 726 lbs. This calf is highly admired by visitors for his beautiful foot & leg assembly, squareness of hip and smooth shoulder.
Just the facts: Myrtle 8H is the Shorthorn breed’s most elite genomically-stacked donor female for ideal genetic progress.