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Toverberg Elsa

        MON-BIJOU RINSONA K461 75
        PICKEL 900253013

       JAHDAL INGO 86
        JAHDAL ELBIE 86
        DAN-JACO ETNA 77

Tattoo: CO 3562F | Birth Date: 3 January 1996 | Can. Reg. 591166-KN

Our own daughter of the Top Class TOVERBERG "E" cows TOVERBERG EMMA, who was chosen in 2002 ad one of the Top 200 Cows ever in South Africa!!! She was selected out of 38,000 cows with 4 or more calvings based on reproduction, weaning weight and milk. Elsa has flushed very well for us and you will be seeing alot of her production in years to come. She has a beautiful udder and maintains tremendous body condition. She is dark red and goggled eyed. Mother power is the key word here. Elsa is a direct maternal line descendent of German imported Eve cow, who is the granddam of Evan and Benz 78, so a large % of SA pedigrees carry her blood. Eve appears twice in this pedigree.

Elsa is a direct maternal line descendent of “Eve”, the German imported cow who is the granddam of Evan and Benz 78, the two most used bulls ever in SA. To describe her is this, Elsa is unbelievable in the hide; Abraham, our SA farm manager just laughs and shakes his head when we look at her.

We have mated Elsa to Benz 78, and calves are on the ground in Markdale, so these super loaded triple Eve’s will hit the market in the fall of 2004. Of course, we will keep one back for our Donor herd in Markdale.

We have mated Elsa to Kalger, so full sibs to our Erika cow. This is a proven cross, and the resulting female is screaming to be bred to H Horex or E Eder line – remember Agribition 2003 !!
Anyway, she is an Evan on Ibbie on B Birner on Benz – 3 of the Big 5 and a shot of Birner from the Next 10– so go with H, K Kater, and the others in The Next 10– oh what fun Elsa is !!!!

"Yes, for us in South Africa Eve was the starting point of some great cattle but I purchased Eve in 1975 in Germany for the first world congress in 1976 because she was a type of heifer that could represent Germany at a congress but also because she had a great dam in Ernte (and I am sure damline) behind her  - I don't know what happened to Ernte's other calves.  Interesting is that Eve is out of the then top MILK bull Perutz, a son of Prafekt.  Perutz was a frame score 3 (in Fleckvieh language a wither height of only 142cm) but we did not import a lot of semen because he had "too much milk".(Shows you milk Fleckvieh (only Fleckvieh) bulls can also breed beef - Eve's fathers daughters in app 1972 averaged 5700kg/4%  ).  His sire, a frame score 5, was a great bull who bred top hair quality animals and we imported a lot of his progeny.  Although many of them were too spotted for our liking.  Prafekt, bred something, what most breeders today don't understand or cannot see and that is ADEL (German) or nobility in English.  Many German breeders couldn't understand that some of our South African buyers walked in their barn and pointed out all the Prafekt progeny by looking at the animal's face and not on the paper.  Here I refer to head slightly dished between the eyes, prominent thick wrinkled skin around the eyes, with large placid expression eyes and especially the wide, oval and strong mussle which only the Simmentaler (and to a certain extend Brown Swiss) is known for.  What's that got to do with beef production?  Animal's with a quality head have quality written all over them - a pliable loose skin with short glossy hair which is so important in our part of the world and normally goes together with a fine to medium bone structure instead of these heavy bound frame 7+ elephants which is a down fall for any breed in Southern Africa."

With kind regards ..Peter Massmann

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