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The Big Show / Re: In God We Trust females
« on: April 11, 2019, 02:32:53 PM »
I kept 5 calves in the fall of '17. But I had a wreck getting them breed. Had 3 open and I have no reason why. Of the 2 IGWT that calved this spring, 1 is a good big bagged nice cow. Other one is thin and doesn't have much of a bag. That being said both calves have grown well and seem to be ok. The one on the lighter uddered heifer should make the creep pasture and I'll see if he makes the cut this fall. So to answer your question I don't know. I have a hard time looking at two year olds this time of year and saying how well they milk.

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The Big Show / Re: *New* Burwell sire working on all breeds
« on: February 26, 2019, 06:55:11 PM »
I went back 45 minutes after I saw her lay down and start pushing. Calf was up and trying to nurse when I got back. Lots of vigor and made right, 74 lbs BW.  Really pleased with our 1st Burrell Heifer calf. I'll get a pic in a day or two. blaze faced calf out of a Momentum/Angus 4 yr old.

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The Big Show / Re: *New* Burwell sire working on all breeds
« on: February 26, 2019, 04:59:56 PM »
I will know within the hour how the first one is. Have one on the way as I write this. I've honestly never been as excited to see a set in a long while. I studied that bull hard in Denver. He's my kind. I also hold Grant in the highest regards as a great cattle breeder. Can't wait.
P.S. I had to leave the calving pen to give her a chance otherwise I'd be bugging her.
To be continued........

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The Big Show / Re: *New* Burwell sire working on all breeds
« on: February 25, 2019, 01:49:18 PM »
Now you have me excited. I used 40 shots last spring and waiting for them to get here. Should have some any day now. We used him on every kind we have.

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The Big Show / Re: Fort Worth Steer Show
« on: February 11, 2019, 05:51:31 PM »
Don't blow my cover dude.

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The Big Show / Re: Fort Worth Steer Show
« on: February 11, 2019, 12:51:50 PM »
http://fwssr.com/livestock-class-breaks/

If I did this right here are the class breaks for all breeds in the steer show. You have to search breed and class you want but their all there. Didn't spend the time to count but theirs a pile of fats. They also have a link to results which list the top 10 per class.

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The Big Show / Re: Pelton wide load-Red Angus bull
« on: February 10, 2019, 08:06:25 PM »
AJ we used the Detour bull here and just loved the cattle. Those heifers are going to calve this week and I'm really impressed with their udders as for now. They are on the smaller end of of our breeds but are built so good that I'm really excited to see what they have. Reds don't typically live up here in the altitude. But we had no problem with them. Not one case of high altitude disease in that set. I'm pretty sure I'll go back to him this spring.

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The Big Show / Re: Jackpot shows
« on: February 01, 2019, 01:26:25 PM »
Only other thing I would add is, walk around and study things others do. Ask questions if you can and make sure you know when your class is and when check in is. CW is right have fun and learn.

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The Big Show / Re: NWSS Display Bull Reports and Thoughts
« on: January 22, 2019, 06:44:49 PM »
I wasn't able to go, honestly I didn't want to, but here's the report I got from a few diffent people.   Fur trader was a stud  big stout up off the ground breeding bull that maybe was a touch straight upfront. The best quote I got on him was "a true breeding bull with a great look". Good As It Gets was very impressive from a "look" standpoint. Great rib muscle and profile but still plenty small. Blue Goose was Matts best bull. The Dr's bulls was exteamly impressive and most defiantly got the best report back to me. I'd say in my deal I'll use a little of FT and Duellos bull. But it won't be much as I have a hard time useing any yearling. Again that's what I was told by people I trust. Crowd was down a bit and weather was a little tough on Friday.

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The Big Show / Re: Where have all the readers/posters gone?
« on: January 21, 2019, 08:17:05 PM »
I'm new to posting on here but have read it for years now. I really enjoy this forum and have enjoyed giving my 2cents recently. You all that have been on here for years have great insite into many realms of the cattle industry. I will say I don't always agree with you but highly respect your opinion. I hope this site continues with respectfull debate on where this crazy industry we chose as life heads. Keep up the good words and keep challenging me to think in a different direction. You all have my upmost respect.

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The Big Show / Re: Thoughts on these bulls?
« on: January 11, 2019, 06:43:41 PM »
Cowpoke you just hit the nail on the head. I breed hers for costumers a long time and I had to quit. I'd breed to only bulls that I used myself and constantly get complaints about pulling calves or C-sections. I'd run over and look at their two year olds and they were over fat small framed cattle usually in a feedlot setting. When I breed those cattle I thought they looked good then what I think would happen is 60 days out they would pen those cattle and pour the feed to them. The last year I had 50 or so first timers and never pulled a calve out of a proven Angus bull. One guy had20-30 head  I used the same bull and he pulled 90% of them. That two year old needs to be handled with care not to fat and not to thin. As far as the bulls you listed I-80 has been fault free for us.

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The Big Show / Re: FAT
« on: January 10, 2019, 09:22:44 PM »
Take 1-2 pounds of whole feed barley and put it in a crock pot, fill with water and let it cook for about 12 hours. So if you you mix your feed in the AM start a new batch for the PM feeding. You may need to adjust the amount of water or barley to get a good cook on it. It should swell and be fully soft or cooked. Only trick I have found is you need to eat breakfast first cause it does smell yummy on cold winter days. Lots of the old timers would also cook whole corn to get the same effect but I found barley does a faster job of putting fat and top in a calf.

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The Big Show / Re: FAT
« on: January 10, 2019, 06:52:32 PM »
We've been useing Chubby from Stand Alone feed and really like it. Saw a noticeable difference in a couple of weeks but all supplements 30-45 days is probable required to get what your looking for. Going old school a couple of pounds of cooked barley will fatten a calf up in 30 days. It will really blow out their tops. We still go back to it in a pinch. One other thing people don't do enough of is add corn to your ration. Not all these complete feeds are complete. God made corn for the 4th of July and show cattle.
Living at almost 8000 feet of elevation I've needed to learn lots of tricks.

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The Big Show / Re: trend of show steers
« on: January 06, 2019, 04:50:43 PM »
Ya Phoenix has some funny ways of classifying their fat steers. But what's even stranger is their prospect show. They show from 350 lbs all the way up to whatever. You'll have 1300 lbs steers in the prospect show. In fact this year Chris called a prospect hfr over finished. I think she was in class 16 which would have been around 1200 lbs. Fun place to go but rather strange in their rules.

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I was thinking of the Red Angus breed to as a suggestion. Griswalds bull Detour worked well for us. He is flawless on CE and those cattle do well from day 1. Well about 40 days out from calving them as two yr olds and udder development looks good. We have a heatwave/ shorthorn heifer we purchased this fall that we will breed to him this spring.

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