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Title: how do i twine legs?
Post by: ska on June 22, 2019, 04:39:22 PM
how do i twine legs? what is twine? what do i need to twine legs?


thanks all
Title: Re: how do i twine legs?
Post by: Larissa on June 22, 2019, 05:55:35 PM
I canít answer your question but I can tell from your posts that youíre young and enthusiastic which is great. I think it would be beneficial for you to try find a mentor to answer some of your questions and provide advice as you need it. If you share your location maybe someone on here could hook you up with a more experienced breeder in your area.
Title: Re: how do i twine legs?
Post by: peachy on June 22, 2019, 09:44:36 PM
Going to have to find some 3M from the 90ís! Then you can start.
Title: Re: how do i twine legs?
Post by: ska on June 23, 2019, 12:28:57 PM
I canít answer your question but I can tell from your posts that youíre young and enthusiastic which is great. I think it would be beneficial for you to try find a mentor to answer some of your questions and provide advice as you need it. If you share your location maybe someone on here could hook you up with a more experienced breeder in your area.

thank you! i will look around. i just do not feel comfortable shearing my location.
Title: Re: how do i twine legs?
Post by: cflem on June 23, 2019, 08:03:23 PM
Why would you want to twine?  There are several better products in aerosol cans to build legs with. I always thought twining looked fake and there probably arenít one guy in 500. That can do it right so that it stays on the legs. They really donít look that good with chunks of twine falling off their legs.
Title: Re: how do i twine legs?
Post by: ska on June 23, 2019, 11:03:44 PM
ok, what is twine? and what are some good aerosol can builders?
Title: Re: how do i twine legs?
Post by: Steve123 on June 24, 2019, 01:10:41 PM
Baling twine or horse hair glued to the legs and tail head to fill in gaps of no hair.  It is also used to change natural angles and give the appearance of straighter and larger leg or more level hip.

DON'T DO IT!!! Judges hate it and there are probably only 2 guys on the planet that can make it look natural.

Powderful or ProPowder White (Christmas tree snow) is the only thing I would use.  Maybe a little sawdust but only in a couple of spots and not the whole leg. 
Title: Re: how do i twine legs?
Post by: Tallcool1 on June 24, 2019, 03:49:16 PM
The way to learn how to do something like this is to go to some big prospect shows and just hang around the fitting chutes.

You have to go to the early prospect shows because it isn't allowed at the terminal shows.  I know that some people will get away with some modest twining at fat steer shows, but you won't be allowed to do any major twine work.

The thing is, when it is done correctly...you won't even know it is done. 

It takes a lot of practice to do a good job with the twine, and you need a pretty substantial amount of hair to begin with in order to make it look undetectable.
Title: Re: how do i twine legs?
Post by: ska on June 24, 2019, 04:54:22 PM
ok. cool. and how do i use sawdust?
Title: Re: how do i twine legs?
Post by: Jive Turkey on June 25, 2019, 10:01:13 AM
ok. cool. and how do i use sawdust?
I stead of twining, buy bigger-boned cattle or get a cool room to grow longer leg hair.

You do not want to get the reputation as a "twiner."
Title: Re: how do i twine legs?
Post by: ska on June 25, 2019, 10:31:35 AM
ok lol
Title: Re: how do i twine legs?
Post by: Show stopper 95 on June 29, 2019, 08:15:48 AM
See the comment on the angus vs clubby post at the bottom- apply that advice to this post
Title: Re: how do i twine legs?
Post by: afhm on July 12, 2019, 09:21:10 PM
Baling twine or horse hair glued to the legs and tail head to fill in gaps of no hair.  It is also used to change natural angles and give the appearance of straighter and larger leg or more level hip.

DON'T DO IT!!! Judges hate it and there are probably only 2 guys on the planet that can make it look natural.

Powderful or ProPowder White (Christmas tree snow) is the only thing I would use.  Maybe a little sawdust but only in a couple of spots and not the whole leg.
Just curious who are the only 2 guys on the planet that can make it look natural?  I know of a very prominent judge out of Missouri that would rant and rave over it when he judged steer shows but then his sons showed heifers that had it done to them.  I've also seen many judges compliment the fit jobs on twined cattle as well.
Title: Re: how do i twine legs?
Post by: Tallcool1 on July 17, 2019, 04:32:52 PM
Baling twine or horse hair glued to the legs and tail head to fill in gaps of no hair.  It is also used to change natural angles and give the appearance of straighter and larger leg or more level hip.

DON'T DO IT!!! Judges hate it and there are probably only 2 guys on the planet that can make it look natural.

Powderful or ProPowder White (Christmas tree snow) is the only thing I would use.  Maybe a little sawdust but only in a couple of spots and not the whole leg.

Steve was kidding.  There are more than 2 guys that can make it look natural.

The key to making twine look natural is having good hair to begin with.  When twine is used to enhance already good hair, it is hard to notice.  When you start with crappy hair, it just doesn't work.

Well...I don't think you meant it literally Steve?
Just curious who are the only 2 guys on the planet that can make it look natural?  I know of a very prominent judge out of Missouri that would rant and rave over it when he judged steer shows but then his sons showed heifers that had it done to them.  I've also seen many judges compliment the fit jobs on twined cattle as well.