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The Big Show / How to judge a shorthorn plus class?
« on: August 19, 2019, 02:59:42 PM »
To me this would be the hardest thing in the world. Is there any guidance from the association? You can have such a wide variance of entries......from cattle all over the spectrum.......bred for different purposes. What few shows I have seen or shown in.......the judge usually leans toward the clubby cattle or away from them. I guess that you could mix and match placings. Just seems like say the"balancers" or Simmy appendix shows have more of a phenotypic goal.......color and everything.

The Big Show / Cheap corn
« on: August 15, 2019, 08:06:43 AM »
This may not be the best topic on a show cattle page but I was wondering. How could the cow calf guy benefit from cheap corn of present. Maybe creep feed corn or back grounding or even retained ownership. I have no idea of what the cost of gain is in the feedlot. I doubt that the show feed will get cheaper......but maybe it would.

The Big Show / incorporation of % wygu cattle.
« on: August 07, 2019, 07:50:19 AM »
Heard of an operation trying to raise 25% wygu 75% Angus feedlot cattle. I thought this was interesting. Then I got to wondering if anybody out there was developing wygu composites or a new breed using wygu as a factor. What would happen if someone incorporated wygu in a Shorthorn composite program. You could utilize the "eatability" genes or what ever.

The Big Show / small business administration
« on: June 25, 2019, 08:14:36 AM »
I always wondered if anyone went to something like the SBA with a business plan? And what would it look like. Seems almost like to me that it would be considered a "venture capital" deal only. Unless, maybe one would start with grade cows........and add value to them by raising show calves out of them.

Has there ever been a solid red bull that sired good show cattle in numbers?

The Big Show / Red Dirt Treasure sale
« on: March 29, 2019, 06:44:10 PM »
Any body have thoughts on?

The Big Show / Garlic in mineral for fly control?
« on: March 28, 2019, 04:46:35 PM »
Dealer here is selling mineral with garlic in it. I think it is Suthers. Anybody tried it for fly control?

The Big Show / Red Angus steer shows
« on: March 23, 2019, 05:15:09 PM »
Is there any demand for Red Angus steers at all. Do they have like a appendix cross bred class at the Junior National? I have heard that.......like at houston or something similar....they don't want them looking like they are th influenced....or have freaky bone. Is that accurate.....I wonder out loud. I always wondered about a Durham Red steer class at the Shorthorn Nationals.......I assume that that would be a dead duck.

The Big Show / solar fence chargers
« on: March 23, 2019, 04:59:21 PM »
Anybody have thoughts on solar fence chargers. I have used mainly Gallager. I have one pasture with no 110 access. I've used S20, s50 which I don't think they make any more. They have a S100 for sale now that I am considering. I have also used a B60 I think. Do you get better charge with a 12 volt battery and then charge them up all the time with like the B60. I think that there is also a S200 that is like a 600 dollar charger. Any thoughts.....brands etc

The Big Show / Direct marketing of Shorthorn beef
« on: February 17, 2019, 08:13:51 AM »
I thought that maybe this needed its own thread. I wondered if there needed to be more discussion on this. Does the breed differentiate itself with tenderness of carcass? Is there a business model for it. If the breed is mostly comprised of small herds.....what would happen if each herd sold a locker beef every year?

The Big Show / Pelton wide load-Red Angus bull
« on: February 07, 2019, 08:58:04 AM »
Any thoughts from people out there.

The Big Show / List of triple clean Shorthorn bulls
« on: February 06, 2019, 08:10:01 AM »
I wondered if it might be cool to have a list of triple clean AI bulls listed here. It would just save a lot of research for everybody. TH,PHA, and DS clean.

The Big Show / Using an 18 month old bull
« on: February 03, 2019, 09:07:06 AM »
There has been a movement of people selling 18 month old bulls instead of yearlings. The theory is that they can cover more females. But.....cattle loose some teeth at 18 months. Do these bulls get real thin breeding cows because of teeth problems. I bought such a bull who got very thin and I was a little disapointed. But he had 35 cows. I got to wondering if it is a teeth deal.

The Big Show / Kansas Shorthorn assn annual meeting 2019
« on: January 26, 2019, 07:30:07 PM »
Just got back from the meeting. Had a good turnout at Wilson Kansas. Some new good blood on the board. The Kansas Shorthorn Board will revamp the web site. Marty's daughter is in charge of it and she is smart. Nancy Heter is on the national board.....gave a report....she is sharp. Very positive meeting. Kevin Gibler has gone above and beyond........trying to bring things together. Wilson, Ks is a cool little town. Keith and Nadine Lauer there. They are both older than Moses. Registrations and memberships are all up at a national level. I will try and shut the hell up. I did spend 6 years on the board. My wife the Supreme Commander did 6 years on board. According the the Shorthorn country our herd had 6 performance dams.....or whatever they are this year. I will post no more on this board as I am a problem. John Musgrave spoke things about the Vietnam war that people didn't want to hear. I will post no more on steerplanet. It's best for everybody.

The Big Show / Genetic defects
« on: December 20, 2018, 11:24:18 AM »
If I understand it right........there are 10 registered Angus dna tested as dwarf carriers. So there is apparently a test for that. I wondered about Herfords? Would the same test work on Herfords? Or do they do a different gene test or do they even test. I always thought that there would still be some dwarfism genes floating around. And then I always wondered if th or pha might show up in a Herford or Angus or Simmental on down the line because of unscrupulous breeding matings. Any thoughts?

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