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The Big Show / Re: Shorthorn X Galloway
« on: December 18, 2017, 11:06:05 AM »
Looks like a pretty stout & shaggy heifer!

The Big Show / Re: Stubborn steer! Hhheeelllppp!!!!
« on: August 08, 2017, 10:29:27 PM »
I watched the video and all I saw was a really good way to get hurt. Unless that guy plans to show his heifer with a barrel in between her and him I don't see how he's made any progress at all considering that the heifer is still trying to eat him at the end of the video.

Looking4champions gave you good advice. You can also try tying your steer to a quiet, halterbroke animal that is larger than him. You lead the broke one and it'll act as extra strength to both pull your steer ahead and stop him from bolting. Having another animal right there may also help to calm him down until he feels comfortable with you. If he still wants to be stubborn you can tie him away from water for a few hours and then lead him to water so he feels rewarded when he behaves. Good luck.

The Big Show / Re: Thoughts on 4h heifer
« on: June 14, 2017, 03:29:53 PM »
I think you have a nice solid heifer to work with. You'll need to work on setting her up properly so she looks her best (with her back legs scissored and her head higher). Keep rinsing her regularly because her hair is still in need of training. She could also use a bit more condition before your show but I think with a little more work and feed you'll have her looking great!

I've used both and I much prefer Luster's. It's a lot lighter and the can doesn't spray as aggressively so it's a lot harder to apply too much product. I don't use it daily but in the winter I'll use it about every second day because it helps to relax the curls and waves that we're often fighting with Hereford hair. I do like Pink Oil for showday but like I said it's a bit heavy so it's easy to apply too much. Both products will give the hair lots of pop after being worked in with a comb and blower.

The Big Show / Re: Hereford heifer what u think ?
« on: April 17, 2017, 12:04:00 AM »
I think you've done a really good job developing your heifer.

Thanks for thinking of me Mark! Is she bred yet? Lately we haven't been doing enough AI'ing for me to reccomend a specific bull but aside from being heifer safe you'll want something that'll add some belly and fleshing ability. Some might think she's a bit heavy fronted but the way I see it she's a Hereford presented in "real world" conditions so I wouldn't expect much different. That being said if you could find a bull that meets the above criteria and will clean up her throat a bit then that's a bonus! Good luck with her, I think she'll make a nice cow for you. 

The Big Show / Re: Smokey heifer calves
« on: April 08, 2017, 07:29:39 AM »
Good thing they have tags or you'd have a hell of a time telling those three apart! Nice calves, very consistent.

I would check on thiamine deficiencies. That's what the symptoms sound like to me. We see it in cattle sometimes especially if they are stressed. You can get injectable thiamine from your vet. This is also called polio.

I agree with cflem. We treat newborn calves with a 5cc dose the first time they display the symptoms and then 2cc a day for about a week. After that we watch them closely and treat as needed. With your calf being older I'd probably double that. If it is a thiamine deficiency the calf will bounce back like nothing was ever wrong within hours of the treatment as long as it isn't too late. Good luck, keep us posted!

The Big Show / Re: Newborn calf acting weird
« on: March 09, 2017, 06:40:27 AM »
I'm no vet but I'd put money on it being a thiamine (vitamin b1) deficiency. We have had two calves at the farm I'm working at like that this year. We treated the calves with 5cc of thiamine as well as vitamin A, D & E and selenium as soon as we saw the symptoms and then 2cc of thiamine everyday after that until the calf seemed normal. Both calves here looked great after a week but watch them because they can go downhill really fast and they'll need another shot of thiamine. The people I work for told me that it seems to happen randomly (hence us calving 120 cows so far this year and only having 2 affected calves) but that they've had good results with this treatment on the few they've used it on over the years. If I am right you need to get that calf thiamine as soon as possible- I hate to be a downer but it may even be too late although the fact that you could get it sucking means it is already in better shape than ours were at the start. Good luck!

The Big Show / Re: For my fellow Hereford fans!
« on: March 05, 2017, 05:34:43 PM »
Thanks Mark, the older sister really surprised me with how deep she got and hopefully the little one will too. I think the younger one will be a little more complete with a bit more frame and bone- I intend to keep them both so I'll get to see how they mature.

Mark H- I personally haven't used either but both 719T and Lambeau are popular heifer bulls that wouldn't sacrifice any style. I raised a bull named You Tube that I think would work excellent on Simmy heifers but unfortunately we don't have any semen in the states. Others may be able to chime in with more suggestions.   

The Big Show / Re: For my fellow Hereford fans!
« on: March 02, 2017, 06:54:38 PM »
I don't have any new pictures of this heifer so I figured I'd update this post with a picture of her 2017 born maternal sister. She's pictured here at 2.5 weeks old. I think this one could be even better than the first.

The Big Show / Re: Calf Growth! I need help!!
« on: February 24, 2017, 07:27:32 AM »
It sounds like you mean he has a high tailhead and/or weak top. If so, you can't actually feed or do anything that will change it but you can clip him and set him up differently to try hide it a little. If you post a picture we could give you more specific advice. 

The Big Show / Re: our show bull 2017
« on: January 31, 2017, 06:32:33 AM »
Nice bull, you guys have done a good job with him!

The Big Show / Re: Bulls that sired the "meanest" calves
« on: January 26, 2017, 07:25:58 PM »
Wow, all of these stories about broken bones and trashed fences sure make me appreciate my doggy, down-headed Herefords!   (lol)

The Big Show / Re: SAV Resource 1441
« on: January 16, 2017, 06:46:49 PM »
Very nice cattle cowboy_nyk!

The Big Show / Re: Hill Haven Fire Storm 28C
« on: January 16, 2017, 06:42:52 PM »
The Hereford and Shorthorn shows run at the same time at Agribition so I happened to catch the Champion bull class. Myself and the girl I was watching it with had Fire Storm picked as our champion hands down. The calves that ended up winning were nice and I don't mean any disrespect to their owners but that's just how us Hereford girls thought things would pan out. Nice bull!

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