FROM THE EAGLES RUN RANCH WEBSITE:
Banksia Ridge Zorro Z7 is a young Australian bull born in 2004 who is sired by Willalooka Thug, an Australian bull ranking as one of the top dollar supermarket index bulls with an emphasis on retail beef yield and mature weight. Zorro has great potential to add growth and frame with well balanced EBVs for calving ease,growth, milk and yield. Zorro is a soft skinned showy animal who has an excellent temperament and structure and breedplan data that puts him in the top 1% of the breed on most measures. This exciting young bull has a frame score 6 and excellent style and structure. In Genestar testing, he had 7 of the 7 Tenderness genes. When he was a young bull, with limited Breedplan data, we felt he had great potential and brought in semen for our use. He has fulfilled our expectations, now ranking #20 in the top 100 sires in Australia on the Heavy Grass Fed Index, #12 in the top 100 sires in Australia on the Supermarket Index, and #23 in the top 100 sires in Australia on the Long Fed Export Index. He is also a Trait Leader for growth. We have been impressed by the beauty, structure, and gain of his calves.
In 2010 we had a Zorro bullcalf out of Eagles Run Pennie Black which we named Wisteria Tonguelashed. THAT BULL has a temperament to DIE FOR! He had the highest weaning weight of all 2010 calves and was sold to
Willow Branch Farm in Lancaster Wisconsin. He was named Tonguelashed because he licked everything in sight!
It was not a difficult birth, but we’re still not sure that “Lash” isn’t mentally challenged!
Our only Zorro daughter is Eagles Run Lotus Blossom. She will be having her first calf by Wisteria Lower Da Boom
in the spring of 2013.