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The Big Show / Club Calf Start Up
« on: March 29, 2012, 01:48:30 PM »
Ok so I have some recip cows lined up, pasture lined up, barn lined up, now I just need to know where to look for some of the best maternal genetics via embryos to start a herd with.  Suggestions?

The Big Show / Castration Question
« on: February 13, 2012, 12:33:07 PM »
When do most show steer operations steer their males?  At birth?  After a certain number of days?

Also what is the preferred method of castration, banding, clamping, cutting for show steers?

The Big Show / Starting in the Show Cattle Business
« on: January 27, 2012, 02:29:38 PM »
I currently help operate a feeder/stocker operation on about 200 acres in Ohio.  We buy feeders in the spring, run on our pasture until late fall, then send to a custom feedlot to finish out.  I have a young son, and another on the way, and would like to get them into showing cattle as they grow.  I have around 30 acres that I would like to put a show cattle barn on and run a small herd of females.  The situation I keep running through my head is to buy 8-10 really good cows, flush them, and use a Recip Herd to calve out and raise the calves until weaning, bringing the calves back to the barn to show/sell.  The questions I need help answering are:

1.  How many times a year can you flush a cow, how often do you breed her to have her own calf.

2.  How much on average does someone charge to use one of their cows as a recip?  I have a few farms who we buy feeder's off of that I would approach about doing this for us, but would like to have an idea before I approach them.

My plan would be to put in maybe 3 of the embryos out of one cow, and then sell the remaining to help pay for those three being placed in the recip.  Giving me around 20-30 calves per year to choose from, the rest being sold or sent to the feedlot.

Thanks for any ideas, insight.

The Big Show / What Breeding Makes Best Clubby Mamas?
« on: November 06, 2011, 01:22:41 PM »
What %'s, qualities, crosses, etc do you think makes best breeding cows for club claves?

Cattle For Sale / SimAngus Bull Calf for Sale
« on: September 27, 2011, 03:35:27 PM »
Silveiras Style 9303 x CNS Perfection S604 (Dream On), born March 12, nice solid herd bull prospect.

Attached is a picture of the dam, she is a great milker and great profile. 

I will get a picture of the calf on here this weekend, $1,500, located in Wooster, OH

The Big Show / Calf Opinion
« on: August 23, 2011, 06:11:36 PM »
1/2 Angus 1/2 Simmental, Silverias Style out of CNS Perfection S604(Dream On), March 15 Bull Calf.  Thoughts and opinions, steer him, sell him as a bull, etc? 

The Big Show / Bull Calf Question
« on: June 29, 2011, 10:03:04 PM »
I'm a little new to this Cow/Calf operation, having raised feeder calves for quite some time.  I have two bull calves this year out of good blood lines, one being a Dream on Donor Cow x Silverias Style and the other is a purebred Simmy out of my In Dew Time cowl.  What do most people take into consideration when choosing to steer these calves vs selling them as bulls?  I have a guy who asked me about the Dream On x Silverias Style calf to run on his heard, he is a very sharp looking calf.

Thanks in advance for opinions/advice.

The Big Show / Bull Suggestion
« on: May 25, 2011, 07:17:18 AM »
Any suggestions on Bulls that are working good on Dream On Daughters or In Dew Time Daughters?

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