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The Big Show / Re: Houston livestock show
« on: March 19, 2012, 12:39:30 AM »
I dont and CANT agree or disagree with anything said here because i dont know enough about it, but i just though I'd share something that might shed some light on how lucky i think these kids are, even to be walking away with 75K (more than what the average adult makes in an entire YEAR of work).  I am 16, and I live in a small town in western Canada.  At my local 4H show, the grand champion last year walked away with $3.50/lb, which worked out to about $4800 after paying sale fees. And i know that in comparison to Houston, our show is nothing, becuase it is so small, but from what I know, the highest a steer has ever earned for a kid (under 21) in canada was about $26000, which was last year, after he won nine grand champion titles, that 28k, was his total earnings (sale and prize monies).  My point is just that to me, its CRAZY to see people thinking, "oh, all he got was $75000".  But i completely understand that he worked his BUTT off day in and day out with that steer, and he sold for 460k (money that HE earned) and i agree, i dont think its fair that hes only going to get to see such a small portion of that. But anyways, i just thought id share that, to just show how different it is here.

The Big Show / Re: Tiny calf
« on: March 18, 2012, 10:04:23 PM »
My grandpa had a 14-Pound calf.  I dont know the full story because it was before i was born, it set the world record, but he didnt realize until it was about a week old and by then he had grown, and so they were never able to register it as the record setting calf. 
Right now, we have a calf thats only about 50 lbs, and he is out of a monster cow, so i think as long as she has good milk, the calf should grow, he might be one of the smaller ones in the fall, but wont nevcesarily be dwarfed.

The Big Show / Re: Chars Sweep Houston!!!
« on: March 18, 2012, 09:55:52 PM »
Nice steers. That champ did damn good in the auction.

The Big Show / Re: need names..
« on: March 18, 2012, 09:53:50 PM »
Derek, Dandy, Durango, Donalie, Dylan, Drea, Draco, Dexter, Denzel

The Big Show / Removing Tag Tips
« on: March 14, 2012, 10:34:27 PM »
So I have a calf that's got some really bad tag, and aside from just tearing it out, does anyone know some ways to help break it down so its easier and less painful to remove? Ive heard WD-40 works good.

The Big Show / Hereford Breeders - attending WHC?
« on: January 07, 2012, 02:34:33 PM »
I am just curious as to who is going to be attending the World Hereford Conference in Alberta, Canada?  Are you plannin on bringing cattle? Where are you from?

The Big Show / Re: 1st calf of the year!!
« on: January 07, 2012, 02:30:15 PM »
What is the breeding on that cow? Did her dam have an udder like that as well?
And I can agree with what you guys have been saying, my smallest cow (only about 1050-1100 lbs, only kept her because of her breeding and to see if she grew), had a super small tight udder, and had a 76 lb calf that weaned at 600 lbs!  So even though she is a really small cow, and that is a small calf, considering it was more than 50% of her weight, I find her just as valuable as a 1500 lbs cow, plus she doesn't eat as much.

The Big Show / Ringworm Question
« on: January 03, 2012, 02:26:12 PM »
In November, I was at a show and I was working with some cattle that had ringworm. I'd never had ringworm, so just as I suspected, I got ringworm shortly after.  The girl I was working for said that she'd had ringworm before, so she wouldn't get it again from cattle. My question is, is ringworm like chicken pox in the way that you can only get it once? Or only once from cattle, because that is a certain strain? And also, if I have ringworm, can I give it to other cattle?

The Big Show / Re: Aborted fetus pics
« on: January 03, 2012, 02:21:36 PM »
That's really neat, thanks for sharing those photos, I have never seen one in such condition.  What kind of things were they testing for in the lab?

The Big Show / Re: E- Scrabble
« on: January 02, 2012, 11:09:25 PM »

The Big Show / Re: Opinions on my 2012 4H Steer
« on: January 02, 2012, 11:04:34 PM »
I like his extension and how clean fronted he is. He has all the parts to make a decent steer. I would like to see a little more bone on him and would like to see him bring that muscle down a little further in his rear quarter. Looks like he will probably finish out well. Nice steer.
you said it perfectly

Thank you guys for the comments :)

The Big Show / Re: Favorite Breed of Cattle
« on: January 02, 2012, 06:50:17 PM »
I've grown up with Herefords, but am starting to prefer the Gelbvieh and Simmental, and when it comes to crossbred, I love balancers, as well as MaineTainers.

The Big Show / Opinions on my 2012 4H Steer
« on: January 02, 2012, 06:33:37 PM »
This is my 2012 4H Steer, this is only my second year in 4H, though I've been showing for ten years.  This is my first time working with a club calf and I am really excited to see him progress.  He is out of OHL Open Market 217W, and his dam was Limo x Angus x Maine (sired by Wazn't Me)  This picture is of him at 5-6 months and he was 535 lbs at 6 months.  Let me know what you think : )

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