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 and right)
middle photo shows Bennville Luzi Clein, a Bennville Zechine daughter out of Aga Luzi
Bennville Gotlinde Luzi 16G
sired by Balamore Darwin out of Bennville Luzi Clein
THE CAYLEY FAMILY
This photo of Cayley was taken when she was quite old already and did not do her justice anymore.
Gibson Cayley, a fullblood cow combining Bonaparte Norseman and Harvest Olympus in her pedigree, she also was the dam of the Semex Sire Gibson Homerun.
The" Cayleys" have established themselves in our herd more than any other family.No matter which sires we used on them, Klint, Medalist, Romn Justice,or more recent Arizona, Westwood and Exclusive it seems not to influence their style of medium framed,very deep, good udder with lots of milk and extremely well muscled . On top they are all very mild and a joy to handle.
Please look up Cayley bulls on test on our bull page.
Next generation of Cayleys
Bennville Cool Eastwind (out of Cool Zab ) left and Bennville Eierlikoer (out of Bahama Mama) right
both heifers are sired by Hollees Bazooka
our first "Django" calves are very promising......this black gem is out of a Westwood /Cayley
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.
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
Aureol is currently placed 14th on the dam trait leader list for Ribeye area
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 this fall....14 years old... and to the right her daughter by Hollee's Bazooka, Bennville Eclair 40E probably the best heifer calf she has produced so far.