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The Big Show / Re: RETNUH
« Last post by librarian on April 08, 2021, 04:31:52 PM »
There was a huge exodus from the breed in the 50's and 60's and most of those cattle were never heard from again.   This was because the breed couldn't or wouldn't change to meet the needs of the evolving beef and dairy industries.   However,  a second factor in the loss of those great early cattle actually started in the late 1800's and early 1900's.  Those early cattle had a marked tendency to put on weight,  get fat and become patchy.   This was the result of selection in the breed for hundreds of years to lay on lots of fat.   Early slaughter records always recorded the yields of tallow which was used in candle making and was a primary industry in England.  At the end of the 19th century,  fat and patchy cattle fell out of favor as being unfashionable.   Many cattle were culled just because they didn't look good to the judges of those days.   Unrecognized by breeders of the time was the fact that most of the genetic traits that made Shorthorns so great were linked with the ability to lay on lots of fat and in culling those old fat cows,  much of the really unique and outstanding genetic merits of the original breed were lost forever.
Thank you for your insight. Was this mostly hard back fat, or soft fat like in brisket?
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The Big Show / Re: Proposed Colorado livestock legislation
« Last post by knabe on April 07, 2021, 08:30:43 PM »
NWSS was asked to flip the 2nd week to the first to make it where the main breeds could MAKE BOTH but they refused.


competition is a good thing.


hotel/restaurant, gas, parking, etc., and tax revenue seems to not be needed in colorado.



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The Big Show / Re: Proposed Colorado livestock legislation
« Last post by Medium Rare on April 07, 2021, 05:37:03 PM »
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. A decision has been made on the recognition of national shows for January 2022.

The American Hereford Association (AHA) Board of Directors met this week during their spring board meeting to make a decision about recognition levels of the Cattlemens Congress in Oklahoma City, Okla. and National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colo. The AHA Board voted to host the 2022 National Show and National Hereford Sale during the Cattlemens Congress in Oklahoma City.

The shows and exhibitor surveys were all taken into consideration during this decision. It was decided that Cattlemens Congress in Oklahoma City will host the 2022 National Show and National Hereford Sale, junior show and pen show.

Following Cattlemens Congress, AHA will recognize the NWSS as a Regional Point Show. The AHA will share more information and schedules with its membership and interested parties once both venues have been notified and establish final changes.

https://hereford.org/2021/04/american-hereford-association-announces-plans-for-2022-cattlemens-congress-and-national-western-stock-show/?fbclid=IwAR2p8l-hIna81DSkOUfxAGMW_7rIbzNvARsC11Th4wWxTg614ugCaGDPqis
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The Big Show / Re: Proposed Colorado livestock legislation
« Last post by doc-sun on April 07, 2021, 10:22:43 AM »
     I live here in this rapidly trending anti-ag state. It breaks my heart what they are doing to us here. I dont understand why Cattlemans had to overlap the NWSS dates. Im all for an all cattle major just do it at another time.
     My plea to all of you is to jump aboard on our fight to stop this anti animal agricultural movement. Its coming after all of us. My feeling about NWSS is its more then the time to come to Denver and show the world what great stewards of the land and animals in our care. The way to beat these actions is to pull together and show the liberal voters what great people are in this industry.
     Just remember it could be your state next.

Thanks for listening
My understanding is that annual horse shows have booked the OKC facility for years and the OKC replacement last year was held on the only open dates then and for any future shows. NWSS was asked to flip the 2nd week to the first to make it where the main breeds could MAKE BOTH but they refused. IMO a year without cattle and people might change this and make OKC, NWSS and FT WORTH a promotable cattleman's January big 3. All of the breed sales did better, some from at least 10 to zero PO's and much better averages, in OKC which I attribute to the big Oklahoma and Texas cattle numbers along with large dominant junior programs. NWSS changed thru time from being a place where every rancher in the west went to buy cattle to an event where the big breeders go to promote the sales they have all winter and spring by showing on the hill and displaying in the nostalgic yards (now torn down) what they have to sell. You couldn't beat the atmosphere of the display bull alley outside the yard bar and sale arena which will be hard to duplicate. NWSS sent a we're back see all the great new stuff we're offering letter to all past exhibitors this week that seemed like window dressing to me when all they have to do is flip their weeks, live up to more than is in their letter and move forward.
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The Big Show / Re: Proposed Colorado livestock legislation
« Last post by oakview on April 07, 2021, 09:13:16 AM »
The "liberal voters" will not see, they will not listen.
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The Big Show / Re: 2 things I shall miss....not
« Last post by knabe on April 07, 2021, 08:42:46 AM »
https://www.coca-colaparts.com/?mod=history

Kinda funny

I havent seen cancel cola yet.
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The Big Show / Re: 2 things I shall miss....not
« Last post by knabe on April 07, 2021, 08:16:34 AM »
Coke
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The Big Show / Re: 2 things I shall miss....not
« Last post by Doc on April 07, 2021, 04:26:23 AM »
 But yet you have to have an invitation and a PICTURE I.D. to get into a Coca Cola stockholder annual meeting.
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