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The Big Show / Re: Cates Star Search Sale results??
« on: September 02, 2018, 08:42:36 AM »
We raised two CF Margie 9134 (full sib to Margie 119)X Hot Commodity March heifers and an Aviator X SULL Evergreen Sable February heifer this year. 

Ive also got an I80 X SULL Gooses Bo Plus heifer.  Shes a very hairy April model.

No pics yet as they were  weaned 3 weeks ago and im just starting to work with them.

Solution(Trump) genetics still working very well for us.   All of their birth weights were 80-85 pounds.

The Big Show / Re: 2018 Oakbar calves
« on: July 05, 2018, 07:27:27 AM »
Daddys Money  x BFS Roan Queen (Vortec)

Aviator x Evergreen Sable

BSC Ben ( X bull x Money Man) x MAV Felecia 913W (Ace of Diamonds)

The Big Show / Re: Evolution x B Good Dottie
« on: July 03, 2018, 11:49:48 AM »
Nice heifer!

The Big Show / 2018 Oakbar calves
« on: July 03, 2018, 11:48:01 AM »
Some of our calves at Oakbar Ranch this year

The Big Show / Re: Cates and RC sale's
« on: September 03, 2017, 07:38:30 PM »
What did 3B (SULL Blue X 119)bring?

The Big Show / Aviator semen
« on: July 22, 2016, 10:54:35 AM »
I'm possibly looking for some Little Cedar Aviator semen to use for IVF.   Do any of my Shorthorn friends know of any that's available?

The Big Show / Re: HC Bluebook 22B ET
« on: September 11, 2015, 05:57:57 AM »
Good looking pair!  God Luck with Bluebook--he looks good!

The Big Show / Re: A couple of 2015 calves
« on: September 11, 2015, 05:44:23 AM »
Nice group,Doc!  Benz seems to cross pretty well on Shorthorn genetics.    We've raised several good ones that way.

The Big Show / Re: Grass fed?
« on: November 08, 2014, 06:28:21 PM »
I recently had someone tell me they only bought "grass fed" turkey meat!   I've worked with the turkey industry for 30 years and I didn't know there was such a thing!!

The Big Show / Passing of Arlen Low---IOWANN'S husband
« on: March 31, 2014, 10:05:31 PM »
I know Iowann has many friends on SP so I thought many of you would like to keep her in your prayers as her husband Arlen(Arne) passed away over the weekend.    Arne was my classmate in high school so I've known him my whole life.   He and Ann were avid cattle breeders and sold and showed many good ones.   They have also been very active supporters of the 4-H and youth programs in our area.   Please keep Ann and her family in your hearts and prayers at this extremely difficult time.  RIP Arne!!

The funeral will be held on Thursday morning at 10:00 am at the Methodist church in Manly, Ia.  Obituary is available on the Conner Colonial Chapel website.

The Big Show / Re: Watch the turkey pardoning on Wed.
« on: November 25, 2013, 10:52:40 AM »
It has been difficult for many in our industry to provide a turkey for a very unpopular man in the White House the last few years.  Telling one turkey from another has been mentioned before but I'm not sure its fair to the real turkeys to make that comparison.

I have to say that in some ways I find I  the "Toronto Turkey" less onerous than I do to the "White House Turkey".  At least he's mildly entertaining, only affects one city, and is easily stripped of his power!!     

The Big Show / Watch the turkey pardoning on Wed.
« on: November 24, 2013, 10:23:10 PM »
My good friends John and Joni Burkel and their family will  be presenting two turkeys to Pres. Obama on Wed.   John and Joni are turkey growers from Badger, MN(about as far north as you can get without being Canadian) and they are great ambassadors for agriculture and the rural lifestyle.   John spends many days each year traveling to Washington D.C. and other areas(all of which are not an easy commute from Badger) to defend animal agriculture and  better educate the policiticians, regulators, etc. about the unique needs and qualities of the animal protein industry.   He is certainly not a big supporter of Obama, but I am happy that he and his family will represent the turkey industry and animal agriculture.  They have included the entire Badger senior class(15 strong) in the adventure and they are all touring D.C. the next couple of days before the presentation ceremony.   I'm sure they are providing an educational experience to these young people that will endure throughout their lives.   My hat's off to John and Joni and I'm proud to call them my friends.

There are numerous videos online about the MN turkey grower and his family presenting the Thanksgiving turkey to the President so feel free to browse if you have more interest.   Its really quite interesting! 

The Big Show / Re: One of our junior herd sires
« on: November 24, 2013, 10:10:22 PM »
 I haven't been on SP in months and I've got to say that I enjoyed reading this entire thread.   Seems like a lot of opinions  haven't changed too much and the dicussion is still pretty lively!! LOL   

The Big Show / Re: Anniversary of Red's passing
« on: March 22, 2013, 10:48:17 PM »
Red was the true heart and soul of SP when I joined--I wish all of the current posters could have known her and learned to follow her example.

Again, RIP my friend!!

The Big Show / Re: Shorthorn herd startup
« on: January 27, 2013, 08:41:21 PM »
You might consider using a few commercial cows and buying some embryos as well.   Some of the best moves to improve or establish top genetics quickly is to buy embryos from the best cows in established herds.   You don't have to buy extremely expensive embryos to take advantage of some very, very good maternal genetics that way.     Beats the heck out of buying unproven females and then waiting to see if they turn out to be good producers--you can waste a lot of time and money that way.   You could probably invest in both embryos and breds but speaking from my experience, I wish I'd spent more of my  herd building budget on embryos early on. JMHO 
 Welcome to the breed---you'll be hooked in no time!!   

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