THE LUZI FAMILY
This photo shows "Luzi" in the summer of 2014 , 16 years old and just a few hours away from calving.
Luzi, her real name is actually Mack Ebonys Choice, a Waddles Clear Choice out of Roseview Ebony.
We bought her as a yearling heifer from MacKinnons/ McCallums for the girls to show as a 4H project.Paul later admitted being worried about Anna showing Luzi, because his boys had tried to halter train her but had given up. And yes...Luzi was a handful showing! She could present herself picture perfect, but if she decided it was time to quit, that is what she would do.....in the ring or not.
In 2002 she won Reserve Champion at the Royal with her calf at site. She also produced the 2002 highest performance BIO bull, "Bennville Luzius".
Luzi's offspring has shown tremendous growth.In the finishing barn they always finished about 4 weeks ahead of the rest of the group. We also sold a number of outstanding herdsires out of that family through the years and used some of her sons in our program. Checking pedigrees you will find Bennville Norbert and Bennville Rascal in some of our best cows.
photos below show Bennville Celsius Luzi with calf and her daughter Bennville AGA Luzi, an Elmgrove Wyatt daughter
left to right: Luzi Clein (Bennville Zechine) , her yearling daughter Gotlinde Luzi ( Balamore Darwin) , this years calf Heidi Luzi ( Paynes Cracker)
THE CAYLEY FAMILY
goes back to Gibson Cayley, a fullblood cow combining Bonaparte Norseman and Harvest Olympus in her pedigree. She was also the dam of the Semex Sire Gibson Homerun and established herself in our herd more than any other cow.
picture shows her daughter Bennville Pina Colada, a Wulfs Klint daughter who was awarded Super Elite Dam in 2017
Ultimate Poll Mary ....we picked her many years ago out of the Belldoon herd.
Going back to Hayard Poll Xact on the sire line out of Fairlea Mary (Nordic Nille) , this cow had a tremendous impact on our herd.Mary herself is long gone but her offspring is doing it over and over again for us .
Powerful sound structure,easy fleshing, deep bodied, good udder and very mild tempered, that's what we like the "Mary's " for.
Bennville Hershey Mary 6H ...a long bodied, correct daughter by Wulfs Xtractor out of Augusta
GSLF Polled LUV01H, matriarch of the "Moose" family
Nicknamed "Moose" because she was such a powerful old cow when we bought her from Elmgrove many years ago, this cow has left some tremendous offspring in our herd
Pictures below show what the " Moose "girls are all about !
from left to right are: Bennville Yao by Westwood...in the middle her powerful daughter Bennville Aureol (Polled Exclusive) and another daughter Bennville Chiquita 9C, sired by Bennville Zechine
Bennville Quendolina 23G, a powerful yearling sired by NFL Django out of Chiquita
shown here is the foundation cow to that family, Licorice 10L , a Denison Poll Gifted daughter with deep roots into the famous Cressman herd, going back to Cressman Birthright / Nordic Lerte family.
This family has been very generous to us , producing many outstanding herdsires through the years, most of them ending up as high sale lots at the PIC.
Bellow to the left shows Bennville K Licorice , a deep bodied Klint daughter .. and to the right her daughter by Hollee's Bazooka, Bennville Eclair 40E probably the best heifer calf she has produced so far.
We will have two very promising bull calves out of the Licorice family in our test group in the fall. Shown here Bennville Hennessy 24H and the other bull is Bennville Happy Apple, an interesting black bull sired by NFL Django