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The Big Show / Re: trend of show steers
« on: January 04, 2019, 11:33:21 AM »
Chris Cassidy sorted all the Jr cattle. I've been able to fallow Chris over recent years and actually think he may be one of the better collage guys.  But I found him harder to fallow this go in Phoenix. I will say those two champions had their hind wheels mowed down very tight. Kinda interesting in the way they were presented.

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The Big Show / Re: trend of show steers
« on: January 03, 2019, 03:14:08 PM »
I do this for a living and I wish I knew the trends. As for fat steers I'd say whale butts are out. These cattle have to be beyond pretty from the side and move with ease. Thickest one doesn't win anymore. As far as state fairs go I saw those 1280-1330 calves being ideal over the last two years. To me they look really small, so pretty no butt and 1300, comes across as little. That being said we just had a freaky baby in Phoenix last week and he stuck him in the 3rd hole to get rid of him. Called him the one with the most potential. Explain that one to me. I also see these fall prospect shows going with those whale bellied calves which to me make them look plain. I still like them huge butted and pretty fronted so I am not going to stray to far from that.

My 2cents which probably isn't much. I would like to hear more from others on this.

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The Big Show / Re: Don Harsh
« on: December 18, 2018, 04:03:28 PM »
I used Bob May out of OK this fall and he's really good. One of the few who is on time and very reliable.

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The Big Show / Re: Griswold Sale Results?
« on: December 16, 2018, 01:07:20 PM »
I beg to differ with your detective work. John's cattle are dang good. Most of those breed cattle go to commercial cattlemen. I know that for a fact. You take away those real high ones and those cattle sold solid and high. I fight with my friends that John only raises "Show Cattle". I'm not convinced of that. High performing sound functional cattle that flat work in the real world. Not sure if you know this Knab but a high percent of his bulls go within 200 miles of Fallet. Which tellls me they work for commercial guys.

We all get that special bull that makes our heard but GCC cattle are not built on Whiskey alone.

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The Big Show / Re: Griswold Sale Results?
« on: December 15, 2018, 06:39:24 PM »
http://www.liveauctions.tv/Bank/MyReportsSoldItems.aspx?AuctionID=7230

Link to results. Another amazing set of cattle. Hard to believe they can make them that good.

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The Big Show / Re: Need help with using beet pulp
« on: November 27, 2018, 06:45:37 PM »
Start now. It will expand that belly which will result in more feed intake. The bigger the belly the more they eat thus the better they gain. Good luck

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The Big Show / Re: Need help with using beet pulp
« on: November 23, 2018, 01:53:18 PM »
I'm much more of a Purina Pre-con fan then beet pulp. 15-30% Pre-Con of the total ration will add spring of rib as well as depth of body. It has a lot more punch and goody (corn stalks) in it which the calf can utilize. I'm old school enough to have feed hundreds if not thousands of tons of beet pulp. So if that's what you want to feed pulp just add water to 1-2 pounds of dry shreds or pellets the feeding before and add till you get a moist consistent mix. You don't want your pulp to soupy nor to dry something if you squeez it moisture will come out. I only feed wet pulp during hot spring/summer months and dry shreds during the colder months. Any time you change or mix things up rule of thumb is slow and steady. There's really no wrong way to feed pulp just get your mix so the cattle will eat it and keep close track of their gain. One other product that we love here is Ultra Full 70-90 days out from your end target will add depth of flank. One thing with this product is it takes time so be patient and give it time. Hope this helps.

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The Big Show / Re: What can I feed to add depth of body?
« on: September 17, 2018, 08:37:47 PM »
We started using Purina Ultra Full part of their High Octane line. It takes about 45-60 days to really get results but the longer we feed it the deeper the calves got. What I like is it gives depth to the flank.  I really like it and recommend it to all my costumers. We also feed a lot of Pre-Con which I believe gives them great spring of rib.

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The Big Show / Weaning (Stress) Tubs
« on: August 23, 2018, 12:04:47 PM »
Wondering what product all of you like the best. Any thoughts on them or a product out there that Works for you. We feed 50% Pre-Con, 25% Hubbard 4-Way and 25% cracked corn as a creep all summer then keep the calves on it when we wean. I heard these stress tubs work well and tried purina but if there's something out there that's better let me know. Thanks for any thoughts.

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The Big Show / Re: Word Association Game
« on: August 12, 2018, 09:25:54 PM »
Straw

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The Big Show / Re: Need some thoughts
« on: July 23, 2018, 11:51:07 AM »
I agree Bebee on the heart girth. But all in all this bull looks like he's in his working clothes and there are lots of good parts. Huge nutted clean sheathed bull with a big ol foot on him. He seems to have a long clean front with plenty of hind quarter in him. I like the bull. Hip doesn't bother me to much as I see him still having some slope from the hooks to the pins. I appreciate evaluating an Angus bull with out being caught up on numbers.

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The Big Show / Re: A good Maine Bull to make cows
« on: June 26, 2018, 11:36:31 PM »
Rumor Mill

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The Big Show / Re: Help with getting some weight on heifer
« on: June 07, 2018, 10:53:14 AM »
My experience with feeding little cattle is that the feed needs to be fairly nutrient dense.  Young calves lack the rumen capacity to handle large amounts of roughage and utilize it. I would probably drop the precon or at least decrease it.
I agree with the capacity of young cattle. The great thing about Pre Con is expands that belly and gives them the capacity to eat more feed later on in life. I feed pallet after pallet of Pre Con to build that ability for my cattle to consume enough feed later on. The way we do things here is a 50% precon ration (at a young age) but I'd sure suggest not going under 25% of the ration. She's awefull young to be eating to much grain. Remember end goal is to make a cow out of her.

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The Big Show / Re: Breeding Ideas ...
« on: May 23, 2018, 01:11:20 PM »
Used my first Burwell semen yesterday. One of the best looking bulls I've seen in a long time. A big thanks to Sojka cattle for giving me the opportunity to use this fine young bull.

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