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Offline doc-sun

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Re: Just Arrived! My Daughter's new steer! It is her first.
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2013, 04:17:43 PM »
going to a prospect show every week slows gain and won't win fat shows in the fall. you have to be smart and go to just enough to get your daughter and the steer used to each other and everything else that goes on. tall cool is right on to prospect the heavier steer.

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« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2013, 06:28:28 PM »
Our steers are way smaller than I was anticipating this year.  They are probalby only 400 pounds right now for our Labor Day sale.  We will definitely have to push more this year.

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« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2013, 10:55:47 PM »
going to a prospect show every week slows gain and won't win fat shows in the fall. you have to be smart and go to just enough to get your daughter and the steer used to each other and everything else that goes on. tall cool is right on to prospect the heavier steer.


We have no plans to jackpot that much, just two or three shows to get my daughter and the steer used to the the show ring. If we want to jackpot heavier, we plan to get a heifer to promote. Again, we are new at this and are learning as we go. This steer is doing great so far in the few days he has been here. His temperament is outstanding, he is eating well, learning to lead like a piece of cake and tying up like a champ and enjoying his grooming. So far it seems we are very lucky with this first steer of ours.

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Re: Just Arrived! My Daughter's new steer! It is her first.
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2013, 06:37:26 PM »
JMO, 10 lbs of feed that quick is pushing a little hard until he gets acclimated to everything he needs to right now. I would be at 5 to 6 lbs along with free choice long stemmed grass hay for an adjustment period of time. You have a lot of time ahead of you. Be a little cautious.


I may not have made myself clear, he is on 1 flake of long stemmed grass hay (high quality as we also feed to our horses)per day and 5 pounds of finisher am & pm (10 pounds total per day). We plan to increase 1/2 pound every few days until we get to our goal of 3% of his body weight. Hopefully we will have a weight on him in the next week.

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