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The Big Show / Going to Arizona and back to Iowa
« on: December 22, 2016, 03:46:29 PM »
At the end of January we are going to Arizona and have room for 2 possibly 3 more calves then on the way home right now we will have an empty trailer. If you are needing something going that way let me know. Looking to leave around the 30th and be back Feb. 7th. Leaving from southern Iowa and can drop things off along the way.

The Big Show / Anybody in Iowa or Oklahoma heading to Mississippi??
« on: September 29, 2014, 10:54:23 AM »
I have a yearling bull possibly sold to Mississippi if I can arrange shipping for him. I have another bull heading to Oklahoma this weekend that he could catch a ride with. Please let me know if you are going this way and when.

The Big Show / Lame cattle
« on: September 25, 2014, 09:08:59 AM »
We have a set of leased roping steers that part of them have developed a weird lameness. I thought at first it was foot rot and we treated the few that were lame for that. Its 4 days later and no improvement. These cattle are suppose to go back in a couple weeks. I had a guy wonder if they had gotten fescue foot. I have never heard of that so was wondering if anyone on here had any ideas. They have not been injured in anyway. They have not been ran a bunch. Its been to rainy and wet to rope more than once a week if that all summer. They are in good condition for corrientes and have a round bale to eat and even get a little grain. They have all been poured recently. They were fine til Sunday when a few were sore and by Monday when we went to treat they were really lame. We have a call into our vet to see what ideas he has also.

The Big Show / Bull Marketing
« on: September 18, 2014, 03:01:07 PM »
I have 3 hereford bulls that I think are better than average. I am trying to sell them and having absolutely zero luck. I do not have them priced outrageous either. I have pictures and videos. I have listed them in the classifieds on here, craigslist, and some facebook groups. I know fall isn't as good of time to market them as spring but I know people do breed some fall cows also. What are some other suggestions? I am fairly new to this and I really don't have a name or reputation built up.

The Big Show / Leasing a bull
« on: March 30, 2014, 03:38:50 PM »
What's the going rate to lease a bull for 60 days? I had someone contact me about leasing a yearling bull from us.

The Big Show / N/C frozen septic pipe
« on: February 17, 2014, 08:17:54 PM »
We were gone from home for a few days last week and came home yesterday afternoon to a frozen septic pipe. Of course, we didn't realize until someone used the toilet and put sewage in the tub. Plumber came today and removed the toilet and pumped everything that he could til he hit ice in the line about 10-15 foot away from the house. We filled the pipe with boiling water and put it all back together and he said that was the only thing he could really do. We also put boiling water in the tub. It hasn't done anything today. The guys said that's all he can do. Too much frost in the ground and snow to get to septic. The frost is 40" down now and we just got told that since December 1st we have received 53" of snow. Does anybody have any ideas? Waiting til spring is not what I wanted to hear from a plumber this morning.

The Big Show / Bull size
« on: January 21, 2014, 02:03:30 PM »
I will first say I was not in Denver so I did not see any of the bulls in person but by the pictures either in the stalls or walking around most of the bulls look extremely little. Are these bulls actually big enough to cover cows in a couple of months like other yearlings?

The Big Show / What would you do with this cow?
« on: January 09, 2014, 05:15:09 PM »
I have a first calf heifer that calved close to her second birthday this Fall Small calf milked well great mother no problems til we turned her out with other cows this fall. She had been a show heifer. She will not eat with other cattle. It's not lil there isn't enough room she just refuses to come up and eat when others are present. Her condition is suffering and now I am faced with what to do with her. Her calf is old enough to wean. What would you guys do?
Wean calf. Bring cow and calf home put both on feed try to get cow fat enough to rebreed and sell.
Sell now as a pair
Sell open cow and keep calf

Money is on the table for pair it would be about half of what I paid for cow in beginning. Calf is a decent calf eating well on creep.

The Big Show / Hereford Bull calf
« on: November 14, 2013, 03:50:49 PM »
Opinions on this guy? Would really like for him to be bigger but his recip didn't do much for him. He's really gaining now that he's home and on feed. About Time son a flush mate to the other bull I have had on here.

The Big Show / First fall baby
« on: September 04, 2013, 07:21:54 PM »
Here's my first fall baby out of a first calf heifer.

The Big Show / Humane handling and raising articles
« on: August 08, 2013, 10:48:33 PM »
Does anybody have any good factual articles about animal care and raising practices? Can be either hogs or cattle. On a local Facebook page there is quite the debate going on raising and caring for livestock. I am trying to explain to people how most operations are ran but I got told since I don't have any articles to back me up I am blowing smoke basically. The lady that I am mainly arguing with is very against antibiotics. I am also going to keep searching.

The Big Show / Melatonin
« on: August 01, 2013, 01:54:59 PM »
How do you figure the dosage to take the edge off of one?

The Big Show / Feeding bulls
« on: July 09, 2013, 01:07:03 PM »
How to feed bulls? Tips? Tricks? For show and sale. We have been successful in feeding heifers but we are new to the bull side of things.

The Big Show / rye grass
« on: June 20, 2013, 07:59:45 AM »
Can someone give me the feed value information on rye grass hay? I have looked online and cannot find much on it. What has been peoples experiences with it?

The Big Show / Tail bleeding for preg checking
« on: March 28, 2013, 04:21:58 PM »
Do you like it or not? What kind of results? I have heard good and bad so I thought I would ask a bigger population of people. I have never done it but it gives a quicker result so wondering if its something I should try.

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