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The Big Show / How do you prepare calves for sale?
« on: September 03, 2010, 12:25:27 PM »
After looking at all the online sales that are going on right now and how good all the calves look, I realize I need to change some things in my routine with my calves.  I am finally getting enough good calves on the ground to justifying having several people come look at them.  Can some of you who have sales in Sept/Oct please give me some pointers.  I would like to know your complete routines and times of the year you do things like: cut, vaccinate, wean, creep, halter break, start working hair, etc.  My calves look good but aren't fat,  haired up and looking like the calves I am seeing online. I calve in Mar/Apr if that helps.  Any advice would be much appreciated.

The Big Show / registration question??
« on: August 30, 2010, 09:18:40 PM »
I have a majority of commercial cows and I am new to registering calves.  I have a heifer calf that is sired by Lautner's Powerhouse (Heatwave son) out of a commercial Angus cow and one sired by Heatwave 5 out of a commercial MainexAng cow.  Can these two heifer calves be registered?  And if so as what?

Archived Classifieds / Consignment sales in Colorado
« on: August 09, 2010, 01:46:44 PM »
A am looking to put a few calves in a consignment sale.  Does anyone know of any in Colorado that I could consign them to?

The Big Show / Navels on heifer calves
« on: August 08, 2010, 08:47:51 PM »
Can anyone tell me how or if they attempt to fix bigger navels on heifers they intend to show?

The Big Show / Calf Pictures - opinions please!!
« on: July 04, 2010, 04:18:37 PM »
Here are some pictures of my calves.  This is the first time I have posted any pics of my calves so any and all opinions welcome.

Archived Classifieds / March calves for sale (pasture pics)
« on: July 04, 2010, 03:32:53 PM »
Here are some of the calves I have for sale. All were born in March.  I am located in northeastern Colorado.  They will be weaned Sept 1st.  They are sired by Heat Wave 5, Powerhouse, Dirty Hairy, Unforgiven and Hired Man. Any comments welcome. PM me with any questions.

The first one is a Heat Wave 5 x Maine/Ang HFR

The Big Show / clipping young calves?
« on: May 17, 2010, 10:51:55 AM »
How important is it to have them clipped before taking pictures to get them advertised and sold now instead of waiting until after weaning?  Have seen pictures of some clipped and others not but just wandering if it makes a big difference in getting them sold?

The Big Show / Vitaferm products
« on: May 07, 2010, 11:47:31 PM »
Am I wasting my money to feed Vitaferm Concept Aid cubes if I am already using their concept aid minerals?  Also has anyone had experience using of the pro-gest, vitaferm formula, or digest more pellets in their creep feed?  I am thinking this would be a great addition to a creep ration but wanted to see if anyone has tried it.  And finally has anyone used their milk-n-more milk replacer and if so what did you think?

The Big Show / Dirty Hairy 2 vs. Ali
« on: May 03, 2010, 11:21:55 AM »
I have a Golden Child heifer that I need to breed in June.  It will be her second calf.  I am thinking Dirty Hairy 2 or Ali 2?  Any thoughts on which one would be better as far as birthweight?

The Big Show / TH question
« on: May 01, 2010, 10:59:35 AM »
I have just started keeping back some heifers out of some of these show lines and I would like to know more about how TH is passed on.  I am pretty sure that my commercial mainexangus cows are THF, but don't know that for a fact.  If I used some THC bulls and kept the calves as replacements, what are the chances that they are THC?  Is it terrible to keep THC females as replacements?  Any opinions, experiences or thoughts would be appreciated.

The Big Show / What are your thoughts on Total Improvement?
« on: May 01, 2010, 10:21:00 AM »
Any one care to share their thoughts on this bull?  Any one seen him in person or know anything about his dam's side?

The Big Show / OOPS
« on: April 29, 2010, 11:43:44 PM »
Sorry somehow my computer posed this twice and I don't know how to remove it.

The Big Show / Another CE question....
« on: April 29, 2010, 11:38:18 PM »
I know that there are a million threads about calving ease but I am really stuck on what to order for semen and I need to get it done ASAP.  I have 4 heifers to breed: a Dirty Hairy, Eye Candy, I am Legend and a SimAng.  All of these heifers are out of commercial MainexAng and SimXAng cows that I have never had to pull any calves from.  They weigh between 700 and 850 now.  We will be breeding them the 1st of June.  Should I go with Total Solution and something like Duff's Basic Instinct?  Has anyone ever heard of any problems with Total Solution on heifers?  Am I risking the well being of these heifers by thinking I can possibly get some saleable calves?  I have a very small heard of 20 and need all the good, saleable, show calves as possible and when almost 1/4 of your herd is heifers you need the best you can get.

The Big Show / Error in Topsires catalog??
« on: April 29, 2010, 08:52:10 PM »
Has anyone else noticed that Big Jimmy is listed as a Heat Wave son in their catalog?

The Big Show / Need fill on heifer for show this weekend
« on: April 15, 2010, 02:42:49 PM »
We have show this weekend and I feel that one of heifers needs as much fill as I can give.  Is there something that I can give her to drop her flank and fill her out before a show on Saturday. 

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