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The Big Show / Re: What do you think of the website I made?
« on: March 22, 2016, 10:12:04 PM »
I recently updated my website so I thought that I would share the new and improved version with you guys. I agreed with all of the suggestions that were made so I was able to incorporate those changes into the new version. I also chose to pay wix to upgrade my site to get rid of the ads which I think makes it look a lot more professional. Purchasing my own domain name (which only costs $10/year) was the finishing touch to make it exactly what I wanted. I wish that there was a way to see what I had before- I thought that it was alright but being the perfectionist that I am (both a good and a bad thing) I wanted it to be perfect. With some planning, a lot more pictures and 25+ hours of work remodelling things I am really proud of what I have now!

http://www.barefootpolledherefords.ca/

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The Big Show / Re: Slick cattle and haired cattle pix
« on: March 19, 2016, 05:39:11 PM »
Good post, thanks to rrblack78 and blackdirt cowboy for the photos so far. I'm also interested to see the slick and haired pictures because we don't have slick shows in Canada so it's not something I'm familar with either.

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The Big Show / Re: PB Hereford Steer
« on: March 07, 2016, 09:56:45 PM »
Thanks for the comments! We went to our first show on the weekend so I thought I'd post an update. My steer placed second against six club calves in his junior show class.  He didn't place in the open show but I am happy with how he looked and how he's coming along. He's thickened up a lot since I last pictured him so I should have taken a picture from behind. After I finished clipping him out the little girl who I was working with at the show told me "Candyman has a clubby butt. All he needs is harrier ears and he could classify as a clubby!". 

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The Big Show / Re: 2 weeks until first show
« on: March 07, 2016, 09:38:51 PM »
She looks like a really balanced and complete heifer- the kind that will show well and then make a good cow. Good luck with her!

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The Big Show / Re: What do you think of our 2012 herd sire?
« on: February 24, 2016, 01:48:53 PM »
I thought I'd update this post for anyone following it.

Below is a picture of You Tube taken in January 2016 at Standard Hill Livestock and two of his first daughters to come into production at NCX Polled Herefords.

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The Big Show / Re: PVF Insight X First impression August Heifer
« on: February 17, 2016, 02:12:28 PM »
She looks like a very balanced and fault free heifer to me. You should have fun with her!

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The Big Show / Re: Young Heifer Pregant
« on: February 17, 2016, 02:07:15 PM »
I had one calve at 15 months old a few years ago. She shouldn't have been bred and we didn't realize that she was until she started bagging down. We watched her very closely and let her have it. She needed help because she was so small but it didn't turn out to be the trainwreck that I had imagined. All of our other cows had calves on them so we chose to let her raise it. I had planned to supplement her with a bit of grain but we had lots of grass and she was doing well so she raised the calf all on her own. We weaned the calf off at 5 months old and then gave her the year off to grow and develop (like she would have had she not been bred so early). She had her first planned calf last spring and is currently my second favourite cow in my herd. She doesn't look stunted or anything and I credit that to good genetics and allowing her the year off. In my case the extra bit of hassle was worth well it. Good luck!

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The Big Show / Re: PB Hereford Steer
« on: January 17, 2016, 12:53:30 PM »
I appreciate the comments! Training wise he's coming along nicely; you sure can't beat his attitude. We have a few jackpots around home in March so hopefully calving will be going well and the weather will be nice so I can sneak away to one or two. I'll keep you posted!

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The Big Show / Re: Bull nose ring
« on: January 17, 2016, 12:48:05 PM »
Definitely ring him, and do it as soon as possible to give it some time to heal. It's one of those things that you won't use very often but when he decides to try fight another bull or jump a heifer you'll be thankful that you have it.  It doesn't matter how quiet he is, he's still a bull. I'd also check your sale rules sale rules- all of our consignment sales around home state that your bull must have a ring or he isn't allowed in the sale. As far as putting in the ring, either have your vet do it or a friend who has done it before. Good luck with your sale!


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The Big Show / Re: PB Hereford Steer
« on: January 07, 2016, 11:29:19 PM »
Picture 4

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The Big Show / Re: PB Hereford Steer
« on: January 07, 2016, 11:27:27 PM »
Picture 3

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The Big Show / PB Hereford Steer
« on: January 07, 2016, 11:23:29 PM »
I don't usually do the whole steer thing but some friends had this guy for sale and the price was right so I decided to try and have some fun with him. He was born mid February and our target show will be the Canadian Hereford Junior Nationals at the beginning of August. I hope to jackpot him at least once or twice before then and he may end up at Calgary for the Stampede if he looks the part. He's already looking to be a lot better steer than I originally thought he was. I don't have a current weight on him.

1st picture is the picture that I bought him off. This is in September before he was weened.
2nd picture is after a rough clip job and one month on feed.
3rd & 4th are of him now after two months on feed.

So what do you steer guys think? I think he might have a shot if he was only competing against other Herefords but most of our shows are by weight instead of breed so I'm curious as to how he'll look beside the clubbies and crossbreds.

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The Big Show / Re: NILE in Billings
« on: October 18, 2015, 05:30:37 PM »
Here's a picture.

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The Big Show / Re: Some pictures of stock
« on: October 09, 2015, 10:44:59 AM »
Very nice cattle Firesweep! To me they look like the type that will not only show well but also go on to make really useful animals!

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The Big Show / Re: Best Marketing Avenues
« on: October 01, 2015, 11:13:04 AM »
I agree with obie105 that Facebook groups are a great way to sell cattle. This spring I posted a picture of a heifer on one of our local groups and I managed to sell her and another heifer in four hours. It doesn't always work out that good but when it does it's worth it!

Good pictures are a must if you want to get cattle sold quickly and I like to see all of the info in the post. I hate it when I'm interested in an animal and I have to ask for their sire, dam, location or age. To me if the seller is serious about selling then that info should be in the post. Personally I don't like to post the price for everyone to see but that is up to you.

I live in Alberta and we have a really good website operated by the Alberta government where we can post free agricultural listings. A lot of the guys who don't have Facebook check that like clockwork so if you have something like that I would recommend taking advantage of it.

Good luck and good on you for taking the incentive to try and market your own calves!

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