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Cattle Sales / Re: Ohio Beef Expo Sale March 19, 2016
« on: February 21, 2016, 10:02:44 PM »
really nice set!!!   (clapping)

The Big Show / Re: shorty x angus fall calves
« on: February 17, 2016, 07:43:35 PM »
thanks guys!  not sure what we are going to breed to next...the hubs and I are butting heads...I want throw a shorthorn back on them and he is wanting to stick a black bull back on them...we have until fall to get it figured out... (argue)

The Big Show / Re: shorty x angus fall calves
« on: February 16, 2016, 11:26:51 PM »

The Big Show / Re: shorty x angus fall calves
« on: February 16, 2016, 11:22:25 PM »

The Big Show / shorty x angus fall calves
« on: February 16, 2016, 11:19:04 PM »
second crop of these shorthorn x angus calves...1st set of replacements we kept will get bred this fall...anxious to see how they do...

The Big Show / Re: A couple of Shorthorn x Angus crosses
« on: February 15, 2016, 05:08:48 PM »
I love everything so far about my shorthorn x angus!  nice looking heifers doc!

The Big Show / Re: For Mark Tennenbaum
« on: December 05, 2015, 04:51:29 PM »
nice looking bulls!

The Big Show / Re: Unfortunate Loss of a young Steerplanet Member
« on: April 25, 2015, 01:42:36 PM »
prayers for all who knew him

The Big Show / Re: We are changing our herd away from Shorthorn
« on: March 19, 2015, 10:18:41 AM »
Let me first say, I personally think that Shorthorn cattle are the best looking show cattle there are and over the years we have enjoyed showing them in Kentucky.  And everyone knows that not every heifer and bull are going to be show cattle.  A large part of any herd is going to end up at the stockyards for sale simply because they are not good enough to show and are not considered replacements.  I dont have any problem with that since it is part of the business.  However, that is where the problem lies.  In Kentucky there is absolutely no commercial market for Shorthorn cattle.  Sure they will take them, but the discount per head is enormous.  We sell at a very big stock yard in central KY and every time for the past few years our cattle have looked pound for pound as good as "black" coated cattle and yet we get discounted at least $100 dollars per head.  I have asked them why this is happening and the reply "they aren't black and that's what they want on market."  We have been slowly incorporating Angus and Simmi into our herd beecause of this and as of yesterday's poor sale numbers again with heavy discounts because of coat color, that was all we needed to finally say "enough is enough".  We are going to be switching to Angus and Simmi cattle over the next year.  Do we like doing this? No, but business is business and we must generate comparable income as other farmers do.  The Shorthorn industry has really done nothing to fix this issue in Kentucky and I attended at meeting where this issue was discussed with the Secretary when he came to ASA, yet nothing has been done.  Something sure  needs to be done to remedy this issue.  This is just our feelings and again, we love Shorthorns, but money is money and we have to follow it to survive in this business.

I feel your pain...the yards around here are extremely prejudice to shorthorns also...I got sick of watching poorer quality black hided cattle bring as much as 50-75 cents more than my colored shorthorns, its sad I got to the point I didnt mention what breed they were...just bulls, steers or heifers...last load I took had 2 white purebred shorthorn heifers... they asked me what they were, I said heifers, when I got the ticket it was marked charolais...best prices I ever got! whatever!
so we've switched over to a black angus bull on the purebred shorthorn cows...im keeping a few of the black heifers to add to the herd...what I don't sell off the farm, will be interesting to see how they do at the yards...most are solid black...a few blue roans...but I just cant let my shorthorn cows go...their docility keeps me hanging on...

on a side note...is it just me or does it seem like the ky beef expo shorthorn show and sale gets smaller every year?

The Big Show / Re: Facebook Cattle Page
« on: February 28, 2015, 04:04:14 AM »

The Big Show / Re: finished fall calving
« on: February 25, 2015, 04:49:19 AM »
Thanks for all the suggestions! going to be weaning soon, when this weather breaks...excited too see how they do!

The Big Show / Re: finished fall calving
« on: February 01, 2015, 03:10:45 PM »
guess its a good thing my whole herd is halter broke!  ;D  thanks for all the suggestions!  when we bought this bull, I walked out in the field, looked them over and said I want this one, let me see his dam, show me a pic of his sire, and then lastly checked his epd's...I guess I didn't put much thought into the pedigree not knowing much about angus nowadays, and epds being he was only 18 months old and no calves yet?? ...I will be sure to check out the doc number next time...although the bull himself is not that bad...he can be a little snorty when confined, but seems ok out in the field...I just usually keep my distance, he is the first bull we've had that wasn't halter broke or hadn't been shown...

The Big Show / Re: finished fall calving
« on: January 31, 2015, 11:46:28 AM »
Those are some great looking calves!! When selecting you next bull I would really be sure you use a high docility bull. Net worth is one of the worst Bulls in the angus breed for docility and they can be extremely wild. We have been using hf tiger 5t here he's a showy heifer bull with great prefomance.

I didn't know that about net worth, but it explains a lot! Lol when these calves hit the ground, they were wilder than bucks! They would take off if you got within eye site of some of them. They have calmed down a bit, you can at least get within a few feet of them.  So halter breaking should be exciting this year? Lol

The Big Show / Re: finished fall calving
« on: January 31, 2015, 11:29:39 AM »
If you AI-DMCC Bodybuilder sired bu OCC Anchor is one of the thickest easiest calving black bulls there is-for quality calves-one of his sons Bouncer-is the lowest BW bull in the maine breed: I have semen. The Angus I like the looks of the most are the Canadian bulls-like Soo Line Thor-dont know about the calving ease tho.Also DEB Juneau is cool JMO O0

Really like the occ stuff...have an occ legend x shorthorn, only black cow right now, and she does it all! I'll check those out, thanks!

The Big Show / Re: finished fall calving
« on: January 30, 2015, 10:40:38 PM »

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