The most common question in the show goat industry is: “Where is the next 900?”
We still throw 900 around on a regular basis. Triple bred 900, 900 line, goes back to 900, whatever. He is one of, if not the most influential buck in the show goat world. In reality, it has been almost 15 years since 900 started changing the show goat industry.
Much in the same way that Sugar Ray dominated the club calf scene in the 80s and early 90s. It is still a short line to trace a lot of clubby bulls back to Sugar Ray. 900 made his mark on his own and through progeny lines that included 191, Guns ‘n Roses, etc, etc. etc.
No, I don’t think that we need to go back to the future to make better goats. The modern goat has changed and we need to move on as most all “wether type”genetics trace back to 900. I’m not saying 900 couldn’t make a good goat today, it’s just that times and types have changed.
And in all reality, we may be living during the reign of the heir apparent–That’s What She Said. He has dominated Texas major wether shows. Daughters and sons are in production and producing at an extremely high level. You name it, this buck and his genetic line are in the progress of doing what 900 did over a decade ago.
You know that somehow there is going to be a movie or music tie in at this point. Well, here it is.
Basically, we are kind of going Back to the Future. 900 was derived of genetics not commonly known. (great story of how he got the chance to become the futuristic buck to change the goat world.) That’s What She Said is also an icon derived from genetics not known to most. Kind of like Anakin Skywalker.
Haaa! That is not our movie tie in.
Now, let’s get real. I wrote all of the preceding crap to get to this. If you haven’t seen this and you remember the Back to the Future movie, then you need to do this.
Step 1–Go to O’Reilly’s website. www.oreillyauto.com
Step 2–on the search line, type in the part # 121G
That name of that part would be a cool buck name.
Speaking of cool, I like the Huey Lewis & the News song “The Power of Love”. One of my favorites.
Over and out.
Pray for our country.