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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.

The Big Show / Help, need 45lbs on steer in 12 days!!!
« on: July 19, 2007, 09:07:31 AM »

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.


What more can we do?

The Big Show / Whole-Flaked-Cracked What is better?
« on: June 13, 2007, 12:35:38 PM »
What is the better way to feed corn?  Whole - Flaked or cracked?


The Big Show / Semen Supply companies
« on: June 12, 2007, 10:04:26 AM »
Help me please!!!!!!!!

I need to find the website for GenX  or Genetex  semen supply company out of Montana.  I can not seem to find my brain to figure out exactly what that company is called.


The Big Show / How much grain is to much grain?
« on: June 03, 2007, 08:30:06 PM »
I am having a conversation with a family that has been in the beef project for 2 years now.  Their calf has only gained 100#'s in the last 104 days.  At this rate they will not make weight for their fair which starts July 23.  She is feeding this calf 37 pounds of grain at night(29#s grain and 8#'s of steamed flake corn plus 4 oz of corn oil)  he cleans it up within 45 min.  She feeds him hay in the morning.  The calf weighs 875#'s.  Can you feed to much grain and have the animal stop gaining like he should? Is less really more?  How does that work?  They wormed 30 days ago, the calf is not sick he eats everything they give him.  They are going to start upping his grain every 5 days by 1#, I am trying to talk them out of it. But she thinks that it is working.  I did talk them out of jackpotting him.  Any ideas?

The Big Show / Feed does make all the difference!!!
« on: May 22, 2007, 05:16:38 PM »
So I had posted about my daughters shorty steer not eating like he should and just not looking good, and I was blaming the feed, and I think I was right.  We switched to a feed made in Fort Collins and the steer is back on feed and acting like he has been starved.  Which is good since we are a bit behind at this point. Upon looking at the old feed compared to the new feed the old feed is mostly oats, hardly any corn in it for a finisher.  Just keep your fingers crossed that he starts packing the pounds on instead of looking like a red and white giraffe.

I am still looking into implants for next year when we first get the calf home but I just do not know enough about them to feel comfortable with using them, guess you could call me a chicken!!!  ;D !!! 


The Big Show / HEY DL!!
« on: May 19, 2007, 02:45:46 PM »
I was wondering if you know anything about deer.  There is a doe on our place with a huge lump in her jaw, and when I say huge I mean HUGE, then I saw her again crossing the road and on her opposite side she has another lump on her hip that is no longer covered with hair, it is pink colored.  Can deer get CL?  She looks sick!!

The Big Show / Red: Dog info.
« on: May 14, 2007, 11:08:03 AM »
Starting from the left.

Angus - Jack Russel-Shelti- weener dog mix. (Almost got me divorced because he was dog #5). I took him to find him a new home because the person that had the momma dog was taking him to have him put to sleep because he was so shy.  We ended up keeping him because of the same reason, but my daughter started taking him places and took him in 4-H, where he went on to be 2005 Colorado State Fair Grand Champion obedience dog.

Ike Border Collie heeler cross- was born in my bathroom.  I had him put to sleep last November, we had him for 13 good years.

Lila - Austrilian Cattle Dog (heeler)Another I am going to rescue this pup from a bad situation. A co-worker was going to shoot her because she did not want her and could not sell her.  She is a pain in the rear as most heelers are. She is going to be 9.  She spent several years as a 4-H dog for my youngest daughter.

Cherokee - Border Collie and the best dog on earth- My oldest daughter pd $25.00 for her at the feed store.  2 mo later she escaped from the kennel and got hit on the highway.  I was quoted $600.00 to fix her leg.  Went ahead and did it for my daughter, got the bill and it was 2 X the quote.  She is pretty useless as far as herding anything but cats, but is the best dog I have ever had. Also a 4-H dog for my oldest daughter.

Spot - Cherokees son. Born in my kitchen. He is an odd ball but I love him too. He is afraid of most everything including sheep and cattle (he would help move the pigs around). He was not supposed to stay either, but we had moved from CO to SD with this litter of pups and he was a left over that no one wanted, plus he was scared of everything as a pup and not very social. Then we moved back to CO and just kept him.  He was my youngest daughters 4-H dog and did come out of his shell.

So now I am counting down the days that my daughters have their own houses and can take their dogs with them.  4 dogs is way to many.  When they are all gone I will have 1 and it will be a poodle.

The Big Show / Implanting Question
« on: May 13, 2007, 10:56:18 PM »
I am getting ready to order Revalor S, I want to make sure that this is the best implant to use on steers.  What can I expect how soon should I expect it.  Any info at all would be great.


The Big Show / Implanting
« on: May 08, 2007, 03:36:12 PM »
Ok, so expalin implants to me.  Is there a withdrawl time, do you remove it. I know that it goes somewhere in the tail, helps them grow but that is all I know.  Thanks!!

The Big Show / Hey Red Avatar?
« on: May 07, 2007, 08:58:46 PM »
I am trying to put my a pic of my own on here, but am having problems.  Can you help?  I have a photobucket account.

We have a DV shorthorn steer, when we bought him as a calf he was perfect, but now as we watch him grow I am concerned (and probably impatient) about how he is growing.  He just keeps getting taller and taller, and now seems to be narrow based.... He is a purebred he eats fairly well and weighs 947 pounds as of yesterday morning.  We did have an extremly hard winter (fact is we woke up to snow this morning, it is now gone). We are feeding Showrite finisher and adding steamed flaked corn to the top then topped off with 1 cup of milk replacer(he wont eat it unless we put in milk replacer).  We are feeding no different then we normally do at 3% of body weight.  We worm on a regular basis, he gets hand fed tied up so we know how much he is actually eating. We feed a ok quality of grass hay.  He is putting NO fat on anywhere his frame just keeps getting bigger and bigger.  Last week he did not gain more then .5 pounds per day.

We are looking at wanting him finished by County fair which is end of July, and then probably taking him on to State fair 3 weeks later around mid August.  What do you all think?   This is the first year we have fed the Showrite and I tend to try to blame the feed.

I will post pictures here in a little bit. I need a updated pic of him so I will go out and take one.

Thanks Mommacow

The Big Show / Help with Shorthorn genetics
« on: May 05, 2007, 08:51:42 PM »
We finally got our papers on a heifer that we bought last fall.  I was under the impression that she went back to Double Vision on the cows side (bulls side is chi) but when we got the papers all the names on the cows side are ones I have not heard of.  I am concerned and we are going to have her TH tested pending the outcome of our research on her bloodlines.
Is there anyone out there that knows shorthorns really well and may be able to help?  email me at cntrygirltrs@yahoo.com

Thanks  Mommacow

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