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Goat/Lamb Classifieds / Re: Lamb/Goat Stands and Show Head Pieces
« on: July 18, 2017, 09:25:58 PM »
Are these still available and where are you located

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Goat/Lamb Chat / First Lamb
« on: May 28, 2017, 03:22:01 PM »
My daughter decided she would like to show a market lamb at our county fair in September. I showed lambs 30+ years ago but I'm sure a lot has changed. What are some basics we need to know and what is a good feeding strategy?

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The Big Show / Safe wormer to use on steers?
« on: July 23, 2015, 08:21:16 PM »
Our kids have 2 steers for county fair in 50 days. Both have a very nice hair coat at this time and getting better every day. Both steers weighed 1325 a week ago (yes we are holding them some now) My question is they were wormed in December and April with injectable wormer.  Dot hey need wormed again? If so what do we use?  Last year we wormed 40 days from fair and one of the steers shucked his entire hair coat the week before fair.  Not sure if it was a coincidence or not but we are leery to take a chance again.  Thanks for any and all help!!!

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Yes we have a heifer by him.  Really nice butterscotch color heifer out of a uncle kracke 1st calf heifer.  She had it unassisted no complications.  I'll try and get a pic.  We are going to use him again

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The Big Show / Re: Hi Ho Silver
« on: May 31, 2015, 10:30:13 AM »
We are planning on using him on my sons shorthorn cow and one of our Maine/Angus cross cows.  Both are bigger cows and sound. Excited to see what we get for calves out of him.

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The Big Show / Re: Smokin Bob
« on: January 23, 2015, 06:44:00 PM »
We have 2 smokin bob steers this type are going to fair. One is 50% shorthorn out of 2nd calf on shorthorn cow other is 25% shorthorn.  Both very easy births and cows bred back to him...

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The Big Show / Nervous steer
« on: January 05, 2014, 09:13:50 AM »
We have a monopoly steer that we can catch, tie, wash, blow out and walk fine - until he sees something new whether it's a car going down the road, a cat, a leaf....the minute he sees anything new he tenses up, gets bug eyed and tries to get away.  Any suggestions on what we can do to get him over this?

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The Big Show / Cool room routines
« on: July 21, 2012, 06:51:50 AM »
I know this has probably been asked and answered here before but I'm having a tough time finding it....what is everyone's daily routines for hair care with a cool rom?  This is our first summer with a cool room and I just want to be sure we are doing everything correct.  If it gets below 70 we turn the steer out at night.  In the am my daughter rinses him for at least 20 min then brushes him and puts him away wet.  Later on in the evening she rinses him again for 20 plus min. And then blows him dry and Kleen sheens him brushes him and blows him some more.  Our cooler has been staying 56-60 consistently.  Anything else she should do or anything she should change?  We have 50 days until our county fair.  Thanks for any and all help!

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The Big Show / Re: Fan Question
« on: April 16, 2012, 10:17:32 AM »
Our fans have been running on our daughter's steer 24/7 since last October and we haven't had any problems - she does dust them off once every couple of weeks

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The Big Show / spastic paresis question?
« on: April 16, 2012, 10:11:47 AM »
I've been looking for any info on this defect - is there any testing currently available?  In our rather small cow herd (10-12 cows) seems like we end up with 1 calf every other year or every few years that this crops up in - the first 2 calves (back 8 or 9 years ago) we shipped the cow when she had 2 calves in a row, had a heifer calf 3 years ago that we had to put down at 4 mo. of age,  had a calf last year that that appeared to have a mild version of this, and now this year we have 1 calf who is straight on his back legs who I am concerned may develop this as he gets older.  At least in our cows there has been no link for bloodlines where this is cropping up (other than our cows are predominantly Maine and Shorthorn bred cows).  Just wondering if there is a test out there for this yet?

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The Big Show / Re: Immortal and Tiger Woods Steers
« on: December 20, 2011, 09:15:48 AM »
My daughter had an Immortal steer calf for her 2011 County Fair project - he ended up Division II Champion and 3rd overall.  She showed him all year and he did very decent at the Ohio Best shows.  Very, very sound calf with lots of guts.  He was somewhat dingy with his attitude, but always in a fun way (never crazy) and had a great personality.

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The Big Show / Re: Opinions on Galvanized 5 ft Upright Dolly Showbox
« on: August 08, 2011, 09:03:08 AM »
We have the 5 foot galvanized Upright showbox and while the aluminum would be nice, we weren't willing to pay the extra money ;D.  We've had it 2 years and haven't had any problems with it rusting yet.

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The Big Show / Re: Putting finish on a steer
« on: June 20, 2011, 09:41:35 AM »
Oops...that is 81 days to weigh in date at fair.....thank you for any and all help!

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The Big Show / Putting finish on a steer
« on: June 20, 2011, 09:19:39 AM »
What products are good for putting finish and cover on a steer?  Our daugther's steer weighs 1170 with 101 days to county weigh in.  He has the bone and frame to carry 1350-1400# easy.  Right now he is getting 25 lbs./day of a 12% grower show feed (Hanby farms), along with Hide and Hair.  He is currently gaining 3 lbs. a day on 25 lbs. feed and looking for more.

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The Big Show / Re: help!picky earter
« on: April 21, 2011, 06:38:10 AM »
My daughter's steer last year would not eat similar to yours.  We ended up finding a 12% sweet feed with a lot of molasses on it, cooking barley for him, using Oxy Explosion, Power Fuel, calf manna and powdered probios.  This steer got the powdered probios every meal (we fed him 2x a day If we skipped the probios, he would stop eating.  We thought going into fair we could stop with the cooked barley and the probios - we moved in Thursday night and by Friday afternoon  I was running home to get the probios and the crockpot - he ate like a champ late friday night and saturday before we showed.  The powdered probios came from PBS Animal Health, and it's cheap - we just used the small can (which I think was around $7) and it would last quite a while - we went through 3 of them last year. Good Luck!

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