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Steer Planet Chat => The Big Show => Topic started by: ilovecows on March 05, 2019, 06:53:35 PM

Title: Hair Supplements
Post by: ilovecows on March 05, 2019, 06:53:35 PM
Hi everyone, I want to start my show steer on a non melatonin based hair growth supplement to support his hair as the weather begins to warm up. Have any of you tried Haired Up, Big Wig, Hair and Hide or Epic? What were your results? Which works the best?
Title: Re: Hair Supplements
Post by: Tallcool1 on March 06, 2019, 02:13:41 PM
Why do you want to go with Non Melatonin based supplements?

Title: Re: Hair Supplements
Post by: ilovecows on March 06, 2019, 06:03:35 PM
Because I don't want him to loose his hair after the melatonin peeks
Title: Re: Hair Supplements
Post by: Tallcool1 on March 09, 2019, 11:06:12 AM
Because I don't want him to loose his hair after the melatonin peeks

I understand what you are saying.

Here's the thing......they will ALL lose their hair at some point, no matter what you have them on.  We had a steer drop his hair 2 weeks before Kansas City a couple years ago. Have had others do the same thing.

You can't get them to hold their hair forever.  You have to figure out the timing.
Title: Re: Hair Supplements
Post by: Jacob B on March 09, 2019, 01:32:57 PM
yep, they all have a hair cycle.  best supplement i ever came across was a brush n blower, rest is just window dressing to me
Title: Re: Hair Supplements
Post by: looking4champions on March 09, 2019, 07:51:44 PM
Growing.... and keeping hair on a steer has just as much to do with the steers diet and feed intake as it does with how you take of the hair. Purina Fitters Edge and Glu Coat does wonders for growing hair.
Title: Re: Hair Supplements
Post by: ilovecows on March 13, 2019, 12:10:20 AM
Because I don't want him to loose his hair after the melatonin peeks

I understand what you are saying.

Here's the thing......they will ALL lose their hair at some point, no matter what you have them on.  We had a steer drop his hair 2 weeks before Kansas City a couple years ago. Have had others do the same thing.

You can't get them to hold their hair forever.  You have to figure out the timing.

Oh no! That's awful! How long on a supplement before they lose their hair?