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The Big Show / Extra Leather/ sweat question
« on: November 01, 2007, 08:13:49 AM »
When should we start putting a sweat on a calf that has "extra" leather?  We are planning on showing him in Jan. at the prospect show in Denver and a few in between Denver and county fair.

What is the best sweat to get, ie) which one works the best.

Thanks for your help.

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I agree with Cowz, have to be really careful not to push to hard.

Maybe DL or someone can answer this for me though.

With burning the gut on your calf, would that lead to NO weight gain in a 2 mo period?  This is an ongoing discussion on what happened to my neices calf. They pushed HARD and put 4 to 5 oz of corn oil or veggie oil (can not remember what oil it was) on calves grain everyday, they were feeding like 4% of body weight. Well calf got sour, scoured went off feed. Got him back on feed did not make weight at fair and when they took him to locker last week he weighed the EXACT same as he did in July.  That has made my sister think that it was just the genetics on the calf and that they should feed the same next calf.........

So once burnt will the calf ever recover?

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The Big Show / Re: Snowfall Challenge
« on: September 25, 2007, 01:42:08 PM »
For Colorado I will go for the good ole Haloween date.

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The Big Show / Re: Just Curious about private treaty sales
« on: September 25, 2007, 01:41:09 PM »
The nice thing is that most of them will allow you to drop to another calf if your first choice goes beyond your budget.  It's important to make notes or even take a picture on all of the calves that you like so that you can keep them straight when you are bidding.  I think the bid off is nice especially when they will let you know afterwards who you were bidding against.  That keeps it fair.  It's no different than an auction...just SLOWER.  I guarantee you don't always know who you are bidding against in a auction especially when they offer internet buyers.


I hate that drop down on another calf if the one you bid on gets out of your price range.  Just hate it!!  But I understand why it happens.  We try to stay away from the sales that do that.

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The Big Show / Re: spayding(sp)
« on: September 14, 2007, 11:05:16 PM »
I have been wittness to neutering your own cat on more then one occasion.......


1st time you put twine around front arms of cat, stuff cat in pvc tube so cat can not move, hold down pipe while holding twine on front legs taunt, the other unlucky souls that were coherced into helping held a back leg each with twine, then the cutter cuts them like you would a pig. Apply some brown bottle lysol and turn loose.

The second time was not as easy and I actually have the scars to prove it. (I must be really dumb or something since I have been talked into helping 2 times.  (:)) )
Get rug roll front end of cat and back legs of cat tightly in rug, then cut like a pig put betadine on it, let go of rug and run like HEdouble hocky sticks...... Cat was REALLLLLYYYYY mad.

Ney Ney is to cute to torture like that so I took him to the clinic...   ;D


mommacow - I guess I see this as a welfare issue - and not an example of good welfare -


Ya I agree...... I could tell you other things that this person did that.....well used to make me really angry. Like when she decided that she did not like a dog any more she would simply shoot it. He answer to everything sick or injured was brown bottle lysol, claims it saved a horse that had been cut to the bone & was severly infected. Dont know what ever happened to her. I was a kid when she was around.

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The Big Show / Re: spayding(sp)
« on: September 11, 2007, 05:27:26 PM »
I have been wittness to neutering your own cat on more then one occasion.......


1st time you put twine around front arms of cat, stuff cat in pvc tube so cat can not move, hold down pipe while holding twine on front legs taunt, the other unlucky souls that were coherced into helping held a back leg each with twine, then the cutter cuts them like you would a pig. Apply some brown bottle lysol and turn loose.

The second time was not as easy and I actually have the scars to prove it. (I must be really dumb or something since I have been talked into helping 2 times.  (:)) )
Get rug roll front end of cat and back legs of cat tightly in rug, then cut like a pig put betadine on it, let go of rug and run like HEdouble hocky sticks...... Cat was REALLLLLYYYYY mad.

Ney Ney is to cute to torture like that so I took him to the clinic...   ;D

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The Big Show / Re: Mean Kitty Song
« on: September 10, 2007, 05:30:16 PM »
 :o   OMG

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The Big Show / Re: spayding(sp)
« on: September 10, 2007, 05:23:30 PM »
$80.00 bucks is cheap to spay a dog, that is less then a neuter for a boy dog.

Here in Colorado try $125.00 small dog  $150.00 Medium  $200.00 for big dog  to spay.

$100.00 small $125.00 medium and $150.00 large for a neuter.

Why even  spay your barn cats because they are like $75.00 to spay and $45.00 to neuter then they get eaten by a owl.  (we hosted a spay clinic where it cost $10.00 for a spay or neuter for cats)  This is where I found out that I need to go back to cat sexing school because Ney Ney is actually a boy and not a girl.

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The Big Show / Re: yippee first day of school
« on: August 21, 2007, 04:48:03 PM »
I am kinda sad, and am feeling pretty old, my oldest started college yesterday and my youngest is a Sr. in H.S. this year.  I wasent to sad when we dropped the oldest off at college, but I am having withdrawls today.  I just want to see both of my kids lives go perfectly and worry about them starting out their lives in this mean old world, it scares me, but I am sure this is the same feeling that parents have had for years when one of the kids would fly the coop.

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The Big Show / Re: My dog died
« on: August 08, 2007, 01:19:24 PM »
Hey, I just saw your post and wanted to give you my condolences.  A good dog is hard to lose.


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Hall of Fame / Re: building a new barn
« on: July 19, 2007, 10:01:28 AM »
Most places any barn (Group U) over 120 square feet needs a permit I would personally check with your building department.

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The Big Show / Help, need 45lbs on steer in 12 days!!!
« on: July 19, 2007, 09:07:31 AM »
THIS IS A CROSS POST FROM THE OTHER BOARD NOBODY HAS ANSWERED HER SO I AM CROSS POSTING. THIS IS MY NEICE AND I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO TELL HER.

My daughter has a steer that has given us nothing but trouble since the beginning, from being wild, respiratory thing, lumpy jaw, large vet bill for lumpy jaw, and now not gaining enough weight.
We have 12 days until weigh-in at fair. He weighs 1005 and we need to weigh 1050 by fair to make the minimum weight and be able to sell in the auction.

He is eating 25.85 lbs of grain a day, 9lbs of corn chops/day, 4 oz of vegetable oil as a top dressing and as much hay as he can eat. He is also getting about 1/2lb to 1 lb of soaked beet pulp per day. The steer loves to eat but doesn't seem to like to gain weight. I think it is the lasting effects of the lumpy jaw.

Anyone have any ideas???? We are up to trying just about anything.

Thanks
Sarah

What more can we do?
 

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Hall of Fame / Re: building a new barn
« on: July 18, 2007, 03:44:06 PM »
A bathroom!!  Just a toilet and sink, but besure if you do have this to clean it on a regular basis I have been in some nasty barn bathrooms....

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The Big Show / Re: how much for?
« on: July 18, 2007, 03:41:42 PM »
2 gallons of 1-2 skim or whole for 6 bucks.  A single gallon will cost ya $3.89.  People around here selling goat milk for $10.00 a gallon.  I tried it and it is ok, but then my ole brain kicks in and I start grossing out about it coming from a goat......HMMM  I honestly do not know what the difference is other then one has 2 spigets and the other 4.   I poured what I could not bring myself to drink in the carton of cows milk with only a swallow in it.  My husband came home poured himself a big cold glass of milk and did not even notice the difference..... (lol)  I still havent told him because he would be REALLY mad.

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The Big Show / Re: judging codewords
« on: July 18, 2007, 01:49:18 PM »
How bout at an actual fat show,

" a good feedlot steer, but just dosent have the hair to compete with the steers standing above him"   :o  wwwwhhhhaaatttt?

Best part of the whole thing tho was winning the carcass contest with him!!


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