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The Big Show / Strawberry Foot
« on: July 20, 2012, 08:59:34 PM »
I am not 100% on if this is what the disease/infection actually is, but if so, I am in need of some help! We noticed that my yearling has been standing a funny and lying down almost all day, so we decided that we should get her checked out. We were getting some of our animals hooves trimmed and  we got the guy to check out my yearling. I was not their due to work, so I am just going off what my dad told me. She was warts or something  between her back hooves, where the "crack" starts in the back (I'm sorry I'm really bad at expelling things, and not sure if I am using the right terms). The hoof trimmer put some stuff on it and wrapped it. I have been rinsing her almost everyday for the past week and after a few days, I started to rinse between her hooves really well (I wanted to give the medication some time to soak in). I took the wrap off today and put some iodine based wound spray on it. The biggest problem of all is that my county show is next weekend. You can tell that she is in some discomfort because she refuses to walk, or she may just be super stubborn. What, if anything, can I do to fix this?

Thanks in advance!

The Big Show / Breeding heatwave daughters
« on: April 04, 2012, 02:12:40 PM »
So I realize this question has been asked a bunch of times on here, but when I search for answers I find nothing. If anyone out there has any insight as to what works the best, I would love to hear it. We bred ours to rocky balboa and had solid results. We bred her back to WMW so we will see how that goes. Thanks!

The Big Show / Feed Mix
« on: July 03, 2011, 03:34:33 PM »
So I am starting to think that it may be cheeper to mix my own feed. Does anyone have any suggestions of what I should put in it. I am thinking of putting in oats, barley, flaked corn, beet pulp, minerals and salt, canola oil, lint seed oil, cotton seed.

The Big Show / bloating
« on: June 05, 2011, 11:46:34 AM »
We turned our cows out to pasture 3 weeks ago, and every year one of our cows gets very bloated. It normally goes away after a few days but this year it is lasting loner then usual. Should I be worried and is there anything we can do for her?

The Big Show / Sick Heifer?
« on: February 05, 2011, 04:24:18 PM »
So I bought a heifer from Kentucky and I live in New Brunswick so she had quite a drive. We got her home and her manure was really hard, it was to the point that it was like goat poop. We think that she was just really dehydrated. Her manure is fine now but she has a bit of a snotty nose and is coughing a little bit. We took her temperature and it was fine. Im sure that its nothing but I just want to be sure because she wasn't cheep! What do you guys think it could be?

The Big Show / Sunseeker Steer
« on: January 12, 2011, 07:17:57 PM »

Semen & Embryos For Sale / Full Throttle Semen
« on: November 29, 2010, 08:58:47 PM »
So this may be a stretch but does anyone have any full throttle semen for sale?

The Big Show / Calving problem
« on: November 05, 2010, 04:18:19 PM »
Our ice chest cow calved last night and had a huge sunseeker bull calf. The calf had to be jacked out because it was so big, and now his hind legs are really weak. He is getting around ok but he is having a hard time picking the back right leg up. He is getting better each day but I want to make sure that he wont be affected by this in the future because he looks pretty good. Thanks.

The Big Show / Pasture Pictures
« on: October 22, 2010, 03:46:32 PM »
Here are a few pictures that I took today before the rain started. The first is the Ice Chest X Sugar Ray that I have posted on here before. She is bred to Sunseeker for a November calf. The next is a Full Throttle cow. She raised our steer that won Grand Champion at your big steer show. She is bred to Sunseeker for a December calf. The next is a WMW cow. Bred Sunseeker for a November calf. Next is a Century Touch Stone cow that is bred heatwave for November. The next is a Century North bred to our Heatwave bull, she is going to calve within the next two weeks. The last is a Walker that calved in the spring. We are planning on breeding her to either Sunseeker or Bojo.

The Big Show / Hurricane Earl
« on: September 04, 2010, 10:52:33 AM »
Well, it looks like the hurricane brought more bad luck then weather where I live. Yesterday I checked my heatwave heifer that I have been anxiously been waiting for to calve. Her udder was big but didn't have that big popped look. So I figured that she didn't need to go into the barn for a couple more days. So I went to the lake for the night and came up this morning and checked the cows. She had her calf sometime early this morning, and it came out the sac on its head and she suffocated. It really sucks because there is so much talk about these heatwave heifers not having milk and i got lucky and had one with lots of milk. Just bad luck I guess. 

The Big Show / Heatwave heifer
« on: August 23, 2010, 08:46:11 PM »
So I told myself for the longest time that I wold never do it, but I gave in and decided to give it a try. I bred my heatwave heifer to an Ali x WMW bull that is known for small calves that grow like weeds. We don't have an exact date on her because I showed her at the royal and when we took her off the trailer, we let her go in the pasture with the bull. The only problem with this is, is that it wasn't our pasture so we were not there to keep a close eye on her. All we know is that she is going to calve in the next few weeks. Her udder has really been changing lately, the teats are starting to spread out and it actually looks like she will have some milk. I cant decide if I should be excited or nervous! She is the heifer in my avatar and looks sweet, so we have high hopes for her.

The Big Show / question
« on: July 06, 2010, 08:13:09 PM »
How long do you keep your newborns and mothers in before letting them go to pasture. Do you even keep them in while calving. I ask because we recently calved a heifer out. We normally say no to calving heifers just because we have had some rotten luck but she was a keeper. She calved friday and we kept her and her calf in until sunday when we decided that he was strong enough to go to pasture and they both were acting like they knew what to do. They go out and it wasn't an hour and the calf was gone. We looked everywhere and finally found it just outside the line of the fence. For the past two days all I have done has been chasing and looing for this calf. So today I went out and looked for three hours for the the calf and finally found it and when I did, I  threw it in the wheelbarrow and away we went back to the barn. The other thing that made this whole scenario difficult was that the heifer was paying no attention to the calf unless I brought the calf out of hiding I really don't think that she would have went looking for it. I guess what I'm asking is, is this a normal thing that should be happening?

The Big Show / Sunseeker steer
« on: July 03, 2010, 10:03:11 AM »
Here is a picture of the Sunseeker X Who made who steer that we had some trouble with in about October. I havent done much to his hair yet but he does have quite a bit.

The Big Show / Hardcore X who made who
« on: July 02, 2010, 03:08:32 PM »
My wmw heifer is calving as we speak with a hardcore calf. What should I expect? Do you think it will be a big calf?

The Big Show / Feet problems
« on: June 29, 2010, 05:59:14 PM »
So we have a big cow that has really bad feet. We feed ear meal all winter two years ago. We didnt notice anything abou her feet until that summer when she would just limp around, so this winter we trimmed her feet and she was 100% better. But now that she is back on pasture she is limping and we are wondering if she has foot rot or something. Does anyone have any ideas of what is wrong here or what I should do.

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