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The Big Show / Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« on: June 20, 2019, 08:40:37 AM »
THANK You for compliment Mark. We keep working at it.   I am not sure how to private message on here but my email is cdamos@msn.com.  I hope to start taking pasture pictures now that the cow/calves are in a better pasture and the bull is out. 

The Big Show / Re: Less well known Shorthorn herds
« on: June 17, 2019, 10:23:20 AM »
If you are ever in the Des Moines area we are about 25 minutes south.  We have built up our shorthorn herd over the past 25 years to about 50+ cows.  Our goal is to raise a few steers/heifers for the show ring and then feed out the rest for our locker beef market.   We have AI'd a lot to build up our quality but most recently used a lot of  Farrer's bull like Starburst, Near Perfect and Hear Me Now, & King Of Men.  We kept a couple of son's last year for in herd use only.    The majority of our herd bulls have come from the Strope's , O'Neil, NE.   Our current herd bull is a Red Reward son that came from Sullivans originally but we purchased from Stropes.  .  You can look at our web site www.amosherefordfarm.com to see pictures of winners/sires.  Herefords are our main herd.

We will be selling the majority of our 2019 heifer crop starting this fall .   We need to cut back on numbers.  AI heifers are out of Red Sensation and Kane Captain but the majority  sired by Sull Red Bounty. 

You are welcome to look anytime. 

The Big Show / Re: Herefords
« on: March 20, 2018, 11:33:28 AM »
I believe in some states like Texas and Oklahoma they used classification to show as a breed steer but many states still require registration papers to show steers in the Hereford division.   The Hereford Junior National steer show requires DNA along with registration papers.  In Iowa registration papers are required.  Also at the Iowa State Fair Hereford Steer futurity sponsored by the Iowa Breeder DNA is required to be eligible to receive any winnings.   Representatives will pull hair the day of the show if DNA is not already on file.  Hope this help.   

The Big Show / Re: Capishe?
« on: April 07, 2015, 03:12:06 PM »
Used Capiche  for the last 3 years on heifers and even used him on smaller framed 2nd calvers.   First year average 77#,  second year 75# and this year I would estimate the same.   Have had a total of 16 calves over 3 years.  Only got 1 heifer the first year and she just had a calf sired by JSF Gauge.   Capiche heifer was out of a big framed Massive daughter and we thought she might be on the too small side but has grown into a very moderate cow and doing a good job as a first time momma.  Her Gauge calf is nice but on a side note wouldn't recommend using Gauge on heifers.    Capiche calves do grow well and have style but one complaint on most calves they could be longer and maybe a little thicker but overall very nice calves.    We sell a few club calves in the fall and the rest we feed out. They do finish around 1200# or so which is perfect for our locker beef market.   

Yes he is a DS Carrier.   

The Big Show / Re: tell me what you think?
« on: March 11, 2015, 03:03:26 PM »
Does he have patches of hair rubbed off?   If he hasn't been wormed and de-liced in awhile I would get that redone. 

The Big Show / Re: Preventing injuries while breaking in
« on: January 22, 2015, 03:27:08 PM »
We started using the  breaking halters.  Ones with the O ring. The halter releases quicker than a regular rope halter and calves seem to learn faster to give in to pressure.  Worth the little extra money over a regular rope halter. 

The Big Show / Re: Cleaning white
« on: January 22, 2015, 03:17:27 PM »
Prell Shampoo.   This shampoo has been around for ages and Ladies with silver or gray hair used to use it all the time.   Cheap at the dollar store.

The Big Show / Re: WANTED: steer or market heifer
« on: December 30, 2014, 02:58:15 PM »
We are located in Indianola south of Des Moines.  We have 2 purebred shorthorn steers left we would sell reasonable.  One sired by Capiche and other Starburst and both are moderate framed for Shorthorn steers.  Both steers have really blossomed in the last few weeks.    We do have some pictures taken a month ago. Call Craig 515-238-9852 if interested 

The Big Show / Re: Pilger Tornado
« on: June 18, 2014, 11:17:54 AM »
I emailed Malaine Tuesday morning to make sure she was okay and here was her response.

 Thanks!!  One of the tornadoes was 5 miles north of mom and dad's house.  Lot's of dead cattle in feedlots.  It is pretty darn scary.  It has been a wild June so far.  Another system had a tornado last night touch down in Burwell which is 1 1/2 hours southwest of us.  Sounds like another round tomorrow night. 

Don't know if they got hit with the storm that went through last night(Tuesday). 

Know they are busy getting ready for Jr. Nationals.

The Big Show / Re: Christmas Gift Advice for Retired Farmer
« on: December 12, 2013, 03:11:52 PM »
Great Ideas.  He isn't prejudice.  THANKS

The Big Show / Christmas Gift Advice for Retired Farmer
« on: December 12, 2013, 10:31:44 AM »
  Looking for ideas on good farm magazines or books  for a Retired farmer in their 80s . He already gets Our Iowa and loves it  but hoping for additional suggestions. Thanks in advance for any ideas.

The Big Show / Re: Information about Des Moines Iowa
« on: June 17, 2013, 11:13:38 AM »
The regular tie out area is right next to the Stalling Barn and there are wash racks on the east side.  The main Cattle barn down the hill also has wash racks on outside on the east side.  You can access a map of the fair ground by going to Iowa State Fair and click on maps and directions.   I have not seen any of the information sent out by the Association but would assume all cattle would tie out in the same area and not in the barns at all. No shade or electricity in tie out but water is available. 
  Hope this helps.  If you need more information or directions  you can post back or contact me directly.   

The Big Show / Re: White Jazz
« on: March 18, 2013, 10:48:13 AM »
Was this bull original registration name PLM Blanco?   I noticed under the progeny there are only 5 calves registered.   Has the bull not been used that much?  I really likes the looks of this bull and was thinking of using him on some black shorthorn plus cows.   

The Big Show / Re: Hereford Hair
« on: February 26, 2013, 10:33:46 AM »
Another trick I have tried when drying is to blow the hair backward and/or straight up first and then blow or comb forward.  It helps some.  You have to continue to experiment depending  on the direction of the wave.   All I know it is challenging and time consuming.  Totally agree with all the hints people have posted.  Humidity and leaving hair damp is no friend to curly/wavy hereford hair.   

I would also suggest doing a search on here for Hereford Hair.  It hasn't been that long ago there were several posts with suggestions.     


The Big Show / Re: girl looking for summer job/intern
« on: February 11, 2013, 10:00:32 AM »
I know the Hereford Association recently posted internship options and I also think cystalcattle a member on this site posted an ad for the available internship  with Vitafirm Surechamp.  Just some options

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