Pedigree use: £400 for a minimum of 10 straws plus delivery and VAT
Commercial use: £750 for a minimum of 50 straws plus delivery and VAT

DRS Super Mario 42E blends the very best of genetics from east and west Canada, his sire from Crooked Post Shorthorns in Alberta, the renowned Crooked Post Stockman 4Z and his dam originated from the great Picture Perfect family at Shadybrook Farms in Quebec. The semen was imported in partnership with the Irish Shorthorn Society whose members have used it extensively with great results. Take-up here in the UK has been much slower even though the benefits of using it are now well proven. This presents an opportunity for breeders to use the semen without concerns. Super Mario carries a single trait of Myostatin E226X, and is tested clear of genetic defects DS, PHA and TH.

Kirk Seaborn from Crooked Post Shorthorns in Alberta who has used Super Mario extensively in their large Shorthorn herd comments, "Super Mario has impressive dimension, substance and growth combined with a level of structural soundness that prescribes Super Mario as a moving forward, improvement sire. A pedigree steeped with individuals rich with maternal and performance expressions that mesh to provide a delivered package of longevity, fertility and pay day performance".

This semen is only available through ourselves at Wenmar Beef Shorthorns

Semen Availability

We have semen available for sale on the mainland UK in minimum batches of 10 straws. Under strict conditions this semen is also available for commercial use.

Pedigree of DRS Super Mario 42E

      Shadybrook Scotty 83K
    Belmore Jackaroo Z109
      Trevino Actress 104th
  Crooked Post Stockman 4Z
      Waukaru Gold Mine 2109
    Crooked Post Red Rose 4U
      Crooked Post Red Rose 48S
DRS Super Mario 42E
      DRS Big Al
    DRS Knockoff 51Y
      DRS Flash 28U
  DRS Picture Perfect 32A

AF SL Sin City

    DRS Picture Perfect 32W
      Shadybrook Presto 73G

DRS Super Mario 42E General Profile

Igenity DNA Case File No: DG18B047072 (THF, PHAF, DSF)
Birth Weight (Adjusted): 39kg
Weaning Weight (205 Day Adjusted): 419kg
Yearling Weight (365 Day Adjusted): 638kg
Scrotal Measurement (12 Months): 36.7cm

DRS Super Mario 42E EPD Profile

(CED) Calving Ease Direct: 9 (top 45% of the breed)
(BW)Birthweight: 0.5 (top 30% of the breed)
(WW) Weaning Weight: 53 (top 55% of the breed)
(YW) Yearling Weight: 80 (top 50%)
(MK) Milk: 24 (top 10%)
(TM) Total Maternal: 51 (top 10%)
(CEM) Calving Ease Maternal: 6 (top 35%)
(ST) Stayability: 11 (top 75%)
(CW) Carcass Weight: -3 (top 20%)
(REA) Ribeye Area: 0.14 (top 25%)
(MB) Marbling: -0.05 (top 65%)
(FT) Fat: -0.08 (top 65%)
($CEZ) Calving Ease Profit: 27.74 (top 50%)
($BMI) British Maternal Index Profit: 124.67 (top 40%)
($F) Feedlot Profit: 53.02 (top 60%)

Trait Rankings vs Breed Average

Green Line:Represents the breed average (50th percentile)
Red Line:Represents the current % rank as determined by the epd value
Yellow Band:Range of potential % rank based on possible change expected based on current accuracy. As more data is received and incorporated into the NCE, the band will shrink. The red band should position somewhere inside the current band.

Video of Super Mario (added January 2020)

Super Mario's First Calf Crop (Born 2019)

Dam - DRS Picture Perfect 32A

Grand Dam - DRS Picture Perfect 32W

Sire - Crooked Post Stockman 4Z

Crooked Post Stockman is a dynamically balanced sire with exceptional prepotency to stamp in maternal calving ease, growth, fleshing ability, docility and overall structural soundness. In addition to recently being ASA nominated into the comprehensive 2018 University of Illinois Sire Test, Crooked Post continue to receive feedback from herds around the world that Stockman is a serious red meat performance bull who will continue to play a large role in many of the herds that utilize his service. After Crooked Post Stockman was analysed and assessed by Ian Walsh of Falkirk Scientific Foundation in New Zealand, Mr. Walsh provided the following summary, "Stockman 4Z appears to be medium framed with excellent depth particularly the shoulder and girth region. His mobility suggests a correct structural configuration with a full but smooth and optimal shoulder formation. Stockman 4Z’s muscularity is ideal with ample expression illustrated. A well-balanced sire that deserves consideration for your stud as an improver."

Sire Video (added January 2018)

Sire EPD Profile

(CED) Calving Ease Direct: 14 (top 5% of the breed) *
(BW)Birthweight: -1.1 (top 15% of the breed)
(WW) Weaning Weight: 66 (top 15% of the breed) *
(YW) Yearling Weight: 79 (top 20%) *
(MK) Milk: 23 (top 10%) *
(TM) Total Maternal: 56 (top 4%) *
(CEM) Calving Ease Maternal: 8 (top 4%) *
(ST) Stayability: 9 (top 30%)
(CW) Carcass Weight: 14 (top 40%)
(REA) Ribeye Area: 0.13 (top 10%)
(MB) Marbling: -0.01 (top 60%)
(FT) Fat: -0.02 (top 80%)
($CEZ) Calving Ease Profit: 45.04 (top 10%) *
($BMI) British Maternal Index Profit: 153.61 (top 2%) *
($F) Feedlot Profit: 58.15 (top 15%) *
* 2018 American Shorthorn Association Sire Summary Trait Leader

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Semen Offer

Get 10% extra semen for free with our early bird offer. Place and pay for any semen orders before the end of April 2020 for an extra 10% free. This offer is as simple as that, order, pay and get 10% extra semen completely free.

You can also save with a special offer on one our feature bulls, Crooked Post Drover. Every 100th straw of Drovers semen sold entitles the purchaser to a 50% discount off their next semen order. This offer applies to semen orders for pedigree use only.

Semen Purchase

Pedigree use semen from our bulls is available in minimum quantities of 10 straws from any one bull. Commercial use semen from our bulls is available in minimum quantities of 50 straws from any one bull. Purchasers of commercial use semen will be required to sign a disclosure document agreeing to a terms of use statement.

Semen delivery can be made anywhere in the mainland UK for an inclusive cost of £75. For all orders over £1000, shipping is free in the mainland UK. Northern Ireland and export orders are available, quote on request.