Hook's Baltic 17B
GW - WBF Substance 820Y x Hook's Sarita 92Y
Homozygous Black, Homozygous Polled
- Baltic is among the cleanest and most attractive of all the great Substance sons sold in the 2015 Bred for Balance sale. 7 sons of GW Substance averaged $14,857 that day and Baltic topped that high value group as the choice of the Carr family at Little Bitterroot Ranch for $30,000.
GW Substance son out of a Dikeman’s Sure Bet cow with substantially more growth
His top 1% value for Yearling Weight improvement couples well with a sire also predicted to be in the top 20% for calving ease. From a carcass value perspective he should greatly improve both marbling (top 2%) and tenderness (top 1%), two traits that should be high on everyone’s priority list.
Use Baltic to improve disposition as well with both Substance and Sure Bet in the pedigree for insurance of his top 1% ranking for making quiet cattle. Consider Baltic as a high value son of Substance with less skin in his front end and improved genetics for weaning and yearling performance.