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The Big Show / Re: NCAA basketball tournament
« on: March 18, 2019, 03:56:31 PM »
There is still an active group on ESPN-- password is Red. Group name is Steer Planet, you can search and find it easily.

I just added my bracket to it, no one else so far. Might as well use what is there already.

The Big Show / Re: Breeding results when using McKinley
« on: March 08, 2019, 11:49:21 AM »
I had my first one 2 days ago. She's out of a Daddy's Money 3 yr old and was 14 days early (she also Bismark last year at 13 days early) She's maybe 65-70 pounds. Was up fast and lots of vigor.

The Big Show / Re: Where have all the readers/posters gone?
« on: January 22, 2019, 10:58:39 AM »
I imagine there are plenty of people that read but don't post. I am in that boat.  But as there is less to read I visit less often. I used to visit daily and now it's maybe once a week

I tried to use the ads last fall as I've had success selling on them before, but I couldn't get photos to post and got frustrated so I gave up and used some facebook groups instead, which I hate because not only do you have to try and skirt the asinine Facebook rules, you also have to deal with what ever opinionated jerks are there who decided they need to insert their negative opinion on something if it doesn't fit their system or their budget instead of just scrolling on by.

So, usability probably plays a factor. A quality mobile platform would help make posting and reading easier.

The Big Show / Re: My new show feed!
« on: September 15, 2017, 10:42:23 AM »
Thanks DBL J1- She's a 2006 model Moody Blues out of a 3/4 Maine whose paternal GS is Cigar and maternal GS is Draft Pick. This photo is from fall of '15. I wish she looked this good now, she blew her stifle in June and has been gimping around since then, it's finally seeming more stable after spending all summer in a small, flat pen away from everyone else. She's got a 750 pound Dubai steer on her side that's sucking her down pretty hard, he comes off this weekend and we'll see how she bounces back after that and how she fares on more uneven terrain in the normal pasture. Really hoping for one more calf before she retires, she's only had 2 heifers for me and I'd really like one more to keep before I let her go.

The Big Show / Re: My new show feed!
« on: September 13, 2017, 11:03:09 PM »
Is that how you make pumpkin spice lattes?

My girls seem to like them as well! They'll be bummed we didn't get any planted this year.

The Big Show / Re: Breeding results when using McKinley
« on: August 18, 2017, 02:27:46 PM »
I am very interested as well. This post was on Pinnacle Sire's facebook in February with photos of a few calves.


The Big Show / Re: Bred the cows yesterday
« on: June 05, 2017, 01:05:24 PM »
Dubai, State of Mind, Eye Candy, Crowd Pleaser and Bismark on the heifer

The Big Show / Re: Input on bull selection
« on: May 31, 2017, 06:45:18 PM »
I like the idea of a MA bull or a % MA bull like Patton or Dubais, a GVC bull. Need a moderate framed, deep ribbed, softer looking bull that has great structure IMO.

CAB-- I very much liked your suggestion a few years ago and followed through on them. I preferred Patton, however, only bought 2 straws at $50 a few years ago, wish I had bought more as it's shot up to $100 this year.  I also bought some Dubai as well. Here are the results.

1st Pic- 2016 Patton Calf last fall
2nd Pic- 2016 Patton Calf last weekend, his final show isn't until September
3rd Pic- The old blue cow at 11 with her 2017 Dubai Calf
4th Pic- Dubai calf at 3 mo
5th Pic- Dubai calf at 3 mo

We are planning to breed her back to Dubai this year.

The Big Show / Re: Input on bull selection
« on: May 31, 2017, 06:35:28 PM »
Here is a photo of her heifer calf that we just weaned. May 31, 2011 calf, 590 lbs today. Momma has done a good job on nothing put pasture, be interesting to see what she does when she learns what grain is and my little cousin starts to work with her.

Hey all, I thought it might be neat to update this thread! Here is a picture of this heifer all grown up.

1st Pic is her yesterday, rolling fat despite nursing a March heifer.
2nd Pic- Her and her March heifer by Daddy's Money, the photo is a few weeks old
3rd Pic- Last summer with a Renegade Blues heifer
4th Pic- Her 2015 No Suprise steer
5th Pic- Her 2014 Ali bull

She's served me well so far. Always breeds right back, obviously an easy keeper. I would love to have a whole pasture full of cows just like her. I still have her mother as well, I'll post some photos of her recent calves as well.

We are planning on keeping her Daddy's Money heifer this year. Getting ready to breed her back to either No Suprise or Eye Candy.

The Big Show / Re: No Surprise Bull
« on: April 23, 2017, 09:10:37 AM »
Since this popped up, here is the final photo of the black calf photographed above. He finished in mid-1200's and was Grand Champion steer at their small fair.  I sold him via Steer Planet classifieds as well. 

For kicks, here is the heifer too...she's a mess in this photo! Muddy, shedding and been rubbing on everything she can find. She's got a month old heifer on her by Bismark...and she hasn't slimmed down any. Given her stature I'd be cautious using No Surprise on cows that don't have grow behind them. Her dam is a big, 1600+ pound cow.

The Big Show / Re: SAV Bismarck Female
« on: March 27, 2017, 10:35:49 PM »
Here is a photo of her from tonight. I look forward to watching her grow and will use Bismarck again next year I am sure.

The Big Show / Re: SAV Bismarck Female
« on: March 25, 2017, 04:38:26 PM »
Here is our Bismark, the semen come in the used tank I purchased and opted to use it on my heifer in my avatar photo.

The cow is a No Surprise daughter, small framed (3.5-4), heavily muscled, too fat and a PHAC. We had a hard winter, it stayed in double-digit negatives at night for several weeks and we had deep snow which kept the cows from getting any exercise....you might guess where this is going....the resulting heifer came 6 days early but was 86 pounds and a very hard pull. 

I am not sure how to feel about the results I do feel like I probably shouldn't have kept the heifer in the first place, but hindsight is 20/20. Anyways, the calf is a cutie, we named her Cinderella as she came on the first night of the NCAA tourney.  I'll have to get better photos when things aren't as gross and muddy.

I will likely go ahead and use him on a Daddy's Money heifer this year because I do like the looks of this heifer and have a feeling this year was just a perfect storm of genetics and conditions.

The Big Show / Re: Stacked Deck
« on: March 19, 2017, 09:55:42 AM »

I just got the Pinnacle Sires catalog and am interested in any thoughts on him as well.

The Big Show / Re: Hoof trimming question on a bred cow
« on: October 17, 2016, 09:10:07 PM »
I usually wait until at least 60 days bred but only have one I've done bred so it's a small sample size. She's been done at 60-90 days the last 3 years with no problem. The vet has a good hydraulic chute and doesn't keep her up any longer than necessary.

The Big Show / Re: renegade blues?
« on: October 15, 2016, 08:29:03 PM »
I thought it would be a good time to update the phone of my Renegade Blues heifer before she leaves tomorrow to be a 10 yr old girls show heifer.  I'll hopefully get photos of her as she progresses and gets in the show ring. If I hadn't of told the girl I would sell her in May, I would be keeping her myself.

She weaned at 724 pounds with no creep. She was being a turd when I tried to get photos alone and her clip job is VERY rough. I only clipped down her top line, she has 2-3" of hair that I didn't clip down on her shoulder and neck area.

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