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The Big Show / Best Cattle Buys on the cheap.
« on: October 07, 2020, 12:28:24 PM »
Quite a few years ago now a friend flushed a really good Ali/Kadabra/Total Play cow to Who da Man. They sold all of the bulls off and most of the heifers, one of those back to Winegardner and she was the Champion Chi in 2012. The following year the put the last heifer calf through an online sale, she was green and very up headed (crazy). It did not sell for the floor bid of $1000, so they offered it to us for $700. She has found her way to being a donor, averages 25 eggs a flush and has been a foundation cow in our herd. One picture is from her video and the other a recent one after being flushed all summer.

The Big Show / Post freezing morphology
« on: March 25, 2020, 01:44:38 AM »
Were collecting a young bull right now, just over 10 months, hes freezing high quality semen, but not passing post thaw morphology. Any recommendations on getting his post thaw count up? 

The Big Show / A Little Reverse Engineering Experiment
« on: February 03, 2020, 08:14:20 PM »
Last year we decided to try something out of the ordinary for us.  We have always been a big fan of Bob Agle and his bulls over the years and we have a 4 frame MAB cow that really needs some added frame and a cleaner front, so we decided to use Agle's bull Bad Medicine on her.  I have talked to Bob several times about using him and he always said that the bull needed to be put on a cow that was pretty deep sided, but other than that he would take care of the rest.  Pretty pleased with the calf, but sure would have like to have had a heifer out of that mating.  Calf came pretty easy, was made right weighed just over 80 pounds and gets better by the day.

The Big Show / Flushing Recommendations
« on: December 30, 2019, 06:01:53 PM »
Have an 8 year old Who da Man x Kadabra that I will be flushing this spring. Looking for recommendations, she is 28.5% Chi and 3/8 Maine.  We have flushed her to Troubadour once before and bred her that way once.  I just put the last embryo in and hoping it sticks.  Her Maternal Perfection calf was the best so far, but want to keep her genetics around for some time to come, so I was wanting to flush her with sexed semen.  On her Troubadour flush she made over 30 eggs, but only three were frozen, so she overstimulated.  I have sexed SAC Conversation (just had one of those two years ago), In Dew Time and Driver.  If they make show heifers that's great, but really looking for good, stout, cowy females that will produce.  The Maternal Perfection has really made some nice calves and we've retained a bull and heifer from her.  With her Chi percentage, I could breed her to a Jersey and they'd be Chi for two more generations.

The Big Show / Prepotency of genetics
« on: December 12, 2019, 07:29:25 PM »
Over the years we have had several cows that stamped their calves with a certain look or type.  Currently we have a Maternal Perfection cow and her Uno Mas calf that are nearly identical, was wondering if anyone else has experienced this.  The cow is 4 nearly 5 and the heifer is almost 2.  The cow is behind her heifer and is a little thinner because she was nursing a pretty good sized bull calf.  We have heard this to be pretty prevalent with the Irish Whiskey genetics, both are PHA carriers.  Cow is going in to be flushed after this pregnancy.  Cow is bred to Fu Man Chu for a March calf and heifer is bred to Bush's Unbelievable for a February calf.

The Big Show / Prolapse
« on: December 12, 2019, 07:12:43 PM »
Went out a few weeks ago to feed and when checking cows noticed that one of them was rectally prolapsed.  I put her in a pen inside of the barn and called the vet, by the time I got back to her she was back to normal and for over 4 weeks now not a sign of her prolapsing again.  Just worried about calving time, vet said it must have been a perfect storm of calf positioning a full rumen and her straining to get up.  He said not to worry about it unless it would continue to return.  Didn't know if anyone else had any similar experiences and what the long term outcome has been.

The Big Show / Hammertime
« on: January 26, 2019, 05:23:24 PM »
Just had our first Hammertime calf out of a Maximus cow.  The pictures are at 3 days.  Really like him, stout, hairy and built right.  Birthweight was 81 lbs.

The Big Show / Fu Man Chu is dead
« on: December 13, 2018, 06:03:05 AM »
Rodgers posted on their blog yesterday that Fu Man Chu had to be put down due to some digestive problems.  They are raising the price to $60. 

The Big Show / Uno Mas
« on: November 29, 2018, 12:49:53 AM »
We bred a pretty good heifer almost 2 years ago to Uno Mas and have been really happy with this calf since day one.  She has been out on grass all summer and fall and we just brought her back home.  So impressed with the her doability, overall dimension and rib shape.  Looking forward to what she can do.  Shes currently bred to Bullseye for an April calf. 

The Big Show / Red Revolver Lease
« on: November 25, 2018, 12:26:29 PM »
I see that there has been a substantial amount of interest in this bull, so when I saw this I thought it might be beneficial to post it.  60 day Lease on Red Revolver, selling on SC tomorrow.

The Big Show / Fu Man Chu's as Cows
« on: October 11, 2018, 01:21:13 AM »
We had a Fu Man Chu out of a Dirty Harry x Full Flush/Total Play cow this spring and we've decided to keep her.  She is a freak!  We hope to use her to make really good steers, she's jam packed with muscle and bone and is very sound.  I was wondering if anyone else had any experience with the Fu's as cows.  She was little at birth (70 lbs) and is much bigger than her contemporaries.  Dam is a great milker and always weans our biggest calves. 

The Big Show / Estrous Synchronization/Anestrous
« on: July 22, 2018, 03:50:10 PM »
We have been using the standard estrous synchronization protocols for quite some time and have not had any problems pulling cows out of anestrous and them starting heat cycles.  This year, most of our cows are either slow coming our of anestrous and not having visible heats or coming out really late.  Our conception rate on these cows are less than 50%.  We do a shot of pg, wait 3 days, give Gnrh while setting the CIDR, leave CIDR in for 7 days and pull it giving pg and then waiting for signs of heat at 72 to 84 hours and give Gnrh while breeding.  I am guessing this has something to do with the extremely long and cold winter and now the early hot summer.  Anyone else having these kinds of problems?

The Big Show / KASS KOJACK
« on: June 23, 2018, 11:51:37 AM »
We came to the end of our breeding season last year and I have always wanted to use KASS Kojack, so we have a pretty good Amazon (Simmi) cow that we use as a recip so we put a unit in her and got the resulting calf.  Came really small about 65 lbs, a heifer, a week early and was up with a ton of vigor nursing within 10 minutes.  She gets bigger and better everyday.  Noticed there wasn't any pictures associated with any of the other posts, so I'll at least post one of her at 3 weeks.  He's an older bull I think we put him in the tank in 2009 and this is the first calf we've had from the mating.  If she doesn't take an egg, probably going to do it again.

The Big Show / SWAG (Updated Pics)
« on: April 26, 2018, 05:05:28 AM »
We bred one of our second calf heifers to SWAG last summer and are really pleased with the results.  Probably the best clubby bull calf we have ever had.  Stout, hairy and has a great disposition.  Breeds similar to Monopoly, with a little more soundness.  I have posted some pictures at 2 days old.

The Big Show / One of the best things I've read all week
« on: April 06, 2018, 05:43:38 AM »
Thought this was pretty good especially considering where it came from.  Pretty much right to the point. Thanks Jeff!!

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