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The Big Show / Beast of Burden
« on: April 03, 2017, 10:03:27 AM »
I was looking for some info on this bull, and was surprised nothing showed up when I entered his name in the search bar.  Anybody ever used him?  What are the calves like?  Any info appreciated.

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The Big Show / Feeding Full Tank
« on: March 01, 2015, 01:14:40 PM »
We are planning on feeding Full Tank this year.  Wanting to keep them with that full look.   I have read through all the post on here that I could find on SP and google search.  Some had concerns about bloating, when to feed, and amounts.  Those who use it could you explain how you use it in your feed programs. Thank you for replies.

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The Big Show / Re: Zilmax and Optaflexx Photos
« on: August 19, 2014, 01:27:52 PM »
My favorite animal is pretty much a Liger.  Its a cross between a lion and a tiger.  If there was a genetically modified Liger on steroids, that would be freaking awsome.

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The Big Show / Re: Unstoppable and Maternal Perfection
« on: April 23, 2014, 09:39:02 PM »
Anybody else?  I promise I won't ask if they are "cow changers" or "will he add power". More curious about frame.

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The Big Show / Re: Unstoppable and Maternal Perfection
« on: April 23, 2014, 09:28:52 PM »
Thanks for the response. I was starting to think I smelt weird or something.  What were your calves out of.

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The Big Show / Unstoppable and Maternal Perfection
« on: April 21, 2014, 07:50:47 PM »
I was wondering what these bulls will do as far as frame score.  I have a few larger framed angus cows and wondered if these bulls would frame them down some. Thanks for any help.

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The Big Show / Re: Sire Selection
« on: February 09, 2014, 07:16:04 PM »
I am with AAOK on this.  If you want to produce consistently good calves you had better focus on your females.  I read way more than I post on this forum, but do not understand when somebody asks "is this bull a cow changer?"   If you want to buy a straw of semen to put in your cow that will make a calf totally different from its mother, do look for a cow changer.  Change cows.  I cannot imagine breeding a cow that I don't like.   I sale them.  If you want quality, breed quality to quality.

I also agree with XBAR on fire and ice matings.  I don't think you should try to change frame size by more than about 1 per mating.  Just my opinion.  The times I have seen people doing the fire and ice breeding,  instead of getting the good traits from the two animals, they get the bad and end up with a piece of junk.

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The Big Show / Re: need advice- county fair sale rules
« on: February 09, 2014, 06:57:00 PM »
What we do, and I think it is similar to your fair.  We have a bid on the floor price.  We call it support.  Feed yards usually take the steers.  Two of the local butchers team up on the pigs.  And I am not sure who takes the lambs.  When we sale people can take an animal as far above support as the want, and just pay the difference between the support price and their bid.  The support buyer gets the animal.  We had the same problem with them not wanting to pay for overly large animals.  What we did is top out the pounds that the base price will pay. On steers the most that is paid for buy the support buyer is 1375.  So if your steer is 1410, support still only pays for 1375.  We have a great group of buyers, so I have never seen a animal go for only support.  Some might say that the support buyer is getting a lot of product for free, but it keeps the base price per pound much higher than if the bit knowing they might have to pay for the 1595 steer that was at our fair this year.  I don't know if I explained this very well.

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The Big Show / Feeding potatoes.
« on: June 05, 2012, 09:03:56 AM »
A while back some people suggested feeding two pounds of potatoes to help calves finish.  I did a search, but could not find if it meant 2 pounds per day or per feeding.  Does anyone here use potatoes?  Is there drawbacks?  How much do you feed?

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The Big Show / Re: Angus Bulls for AI
« on: January 21, 2012, 03:57:03 PM »
I really like Connealy Thunder.  We have only a few but they came small and are super calves.  Don't appologize for not knowing every topic that has been posted, it shows you have a life away from the computer.

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The Big Show / Re: Calf Killed? Any ideas what type of animal?
« on: February 28, 2011, 02:11:30 PM »
Domestic Dogs.  Killed for fun, didn't eat much, and went home to alpo.  See quite a bit of it around here.  Any tracks?

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Sounds like a bunch of government freedom haters are running our state governments.  If i want to have trich positive cattle and suffer the financial costs should i not be able to?  Just government interference keeping the most profitable producers from being more profitable relative to other producers.
No actually the government has to step in when irresponsible , uneducated ranchers with the attitude above cause devastating problems for an entire area.  I am completely sure that you would be more than happy to pay for an complete loss of a calf crop for all of your neighbors when you trich positive bull goes visiting.  Of course I hope you have a good job off the farm since you won't be having any calves either.

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Wow I am completely shocked how loose regulaions across the country are.  Here in Utah, every bull of breeding age must be tested and tagged with a trich negative tag every year.  It is an additional cost to test all of the bulls each spring, but well worth it.

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The Big Show / Re: Kentucky Debry
« on: April 30, 2010, 03:23:23 PM »
I am with you Wishowgirl.  Devil may care. 

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The Big Show / Re: Select Sires Beef Line-Up
« on: April 16, 2010, 08:55:39 AM »
I have a comment on the Select Sires bull Hairy. Please note that I am not trying to trash the bull, it is only our experience. We used CIDRs and 10 units of Hairy. We settled 3 cows. This might be our fault, but we also settled 7 of 10 from Aftershock, and 3 of 4 from Open Bar. Please draw your own conclusions as we did. We also pulled and lost 2 of the 3 Hairys. They were huge. These are the only 2 out of 40 some that we have lost. Again , draw your own conclusions. It is the cattle business, and s__t  happens. Just my 2 cents worth.


We used four units of Hairy and got two calves.  We also Synced. Both calves were around 80 lbs. and came easy.  They are great calves.  We also used 5 straws of TC Total and settled all five cows.  They are the best angus calve we have had in awhile.

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