Quantcast How is he improving?

Sponsors



Author Topic: How is he improving?  (Read 6015 times)

Offline twistedhshowstock

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 758
  • Karma 58
    • View Profile
Re: How is he improving?
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2013, 03:57:06 PM »
When I am trying to blow some middle into one I like a good Sorgum X Sudan Grass mix or hybrid.  Some people call it HayGrazer, dont know if you can get it down there or not but I like it and calves eat it well.  Its hard to tell everything from the picture, but where do you want the calf to weigh at show day.  Framewise where do you think he needs to finish? 

Offline vc

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1777
  • Karma 56
    • View Profile
Re: How is he improving?
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2013, 04:15:23 PM »
First thing we do is vet wrap the chain, had the easiest going calf act up at his first show, after the class we wrapped the halter, calf was perfectly fine in the next class.
I would at least adjust your halter from the picture it looks like it was to far down his face.
We have a kick-out pen, prior to the calves getting kicked-out they have to set up, at first it takes awhile, they want loose, their hungry and tired, but after a short period of time they set up as soon as you stop. By the end the kids can set them up and keep them set up with the lead dragging the ground, as long as the showstick is scratching they will not move. I think making them set up when they do not want to at home, helps them and the kids when they get to the show.
I think one of neatest things is to watch a good showman and an bred show heifer in the ring, the heifers are spot on everytime they stop and the kids make it look so easy. They have done it so many times i think they would set up with out a someone leading them.

Offline knabe

  • National Champion Poster
  • **********
  • Posts: 13488
  • Karma 4
    • View Profile
Re: How is he improving?
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2013, 04:43:05 PM »
I think one of neatest things is to watch a good showman and an bred show heifer in the ring, the heifers are spot on everytime they stop and the kids make it look so easy. They have done it so many times i think they would set up with out a someone leading them.

i think the heifers that do that naturally due to their structure sell for more.
"The generation that told us to question authority, has now become the Authority we cannot question!"

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
11 Replies
6314 Views
Last post August 31, 2010, 10:02:26 AM
by jaimiediamond
4 Replies
2831 Views
Last post November 07, 2015, 10:14:03 PM
by mbigelow
3 Replies
2423 Views
Last post June 29, 2018, 07:44:57 AM
by beebe

Powered by EzPortal

SteerPlanet Designed Websites

SteerPlanet Designed Websites

Steer Planet Classifieds & Auctions

Breeder Directory