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Re: The heifer from h$ll
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2009, 04:35:26 PM »
Get a Shorthorn or Herford. They have the best showring dispositions. :)

I agree and if youre looking for a hereford.....  ::)
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Re: The heifer from h$ll
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2009, 05:02:13 PM »
Get a Shorthorn or Herford. They have the best showring dispositions. :)

I agree and if youre looking for a hereford.....  ::)

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Re: The heifer from h$ll
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2009, 05:20:16 PM »
Get a Shorthorn or Herford. They have the best showring dispositions. :)
One of the absolute craziest heifers we ever had was a Shorthorn.  She would be fine then gone, never could trust her.
I got care what breed you have they all have crazy ones in it.
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Re: The heifer from h$ll
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2009, 08:24:16 PM »
Shorthorn steers, no problems, but I will never let my kids show another Shorthorn heifer. Just plain nuts and dangerous.
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Re: The heifer from h$ll
« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2009, 08:37:22 PM »
I have shown all breeds, and it does not matter it is the personality of that particular heifer.  Just keep messing with her slowly and day by day she will get better.  The more people you can get her to trust the better.  But work from the back forward and go slow.
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Re: The heifer from h$ll
« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2009, 08:43:01 PM »
Get a Shorthorn or Herford. They have the best showring dispositions. :)

I agree!! except get rid of the hereford stick with shorthorn  haha just kidding ;D
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Re: The heifer from h$ll
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2009, 10:31:53 PM »
I've shown angus since I was old enough to show and have only had a few that I had problems with.  Of course we breed for disposition.  We sell to juniors so they have to be manageable.  The angus heifer that we are showing this year could be shown by a five year old with no concerns.   I realize that she's probably not as sweet as a Heatwave  (lol) but she's a tame pup.  If I am looking to buy some new genetics I always ask about the disposition.  If you're buying from a reputable breeder they will be honest.  BTW, I've seen some wicked mean shortys and chi/maine whatevers.  Every breed has them.  The bulls that I descriminate against are EXT(These calves scared me to death), Lucy Boy, Exacto, and BeefMakers(not very well known but saw a bunch of stupid ones).
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Re: The heifer from h$ll
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2009, 12:34:44 AM »
CD I thought that about EXT progeny too. But we have shown 2 heifers and one steer out of him with only one problem. And it is why I responded to this post. One heifer didn't like her head messed with. After using the show stick for about a week she calmed down to the point that she was the easiest to clip her head. My son also used range cubes to reward her. To this day she will come from across the pasture to get one of those cubes.

As a side note, she is also the current alpha cow in the pasture. During calving I had to move her out of the way when I went to tag and weigh new calves. And yes I didn't chance it without one of those cubes in my hand. She is very protective. Got upset with my son not watching his gate when moving the herd to pasture in May. That silly cow stood between me and him not letting me through to show him what I wanted done (must have been the look on my face). Of course he had the cubes in his pocket and I had none. I already dread the day she is not in our pasture.
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Re: The heifer from h$ll
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2009, 10:46:29 AM »
She's a female what more do you expect ???
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Re: The heifer from h$ll
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2009, 01:05:39 PM »
She's a female what more do you expect ???

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Re: The heifer from h$ll
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2009, 01:11:53 PM »
Shorthorn steers, no problems, but I will never let my kids show another Shorthorn heifer. Just plain nuts and dangerous.

Sorry but I really hate it when people generalize. We have some of the most gentle and docile shorthorn heifers. I'd trust my granddaughter who's 7 to lay under them. Once again I think it boils down to genetics and how the calves are handled.

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Re: The heifer from h$ll
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2009, 02:07:40 PM »
Shorthorn steers, no problems, but I will never let my kids show another Shorthorn heifer. Just plain nuts and dangerous.

Sorry but I really hate it when people generalize. We have some of the most gentle and docile shorthorn heifers. I'd trust my granddaughter who's 7 to lay under them. Once again I think it boils down to genetics and how the calves are handled.
I've been around cattle a long time and I can;t think of one I've ever seen that I would trust to lay under. Thats kind of a stupid comment considering you can't control if the heifer spooks or so forth.

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Re: The heifer from h$ll
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2009, 02:38:34 PM »
i layed under one of my steers before. was getting ticks off his belly
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Re: The heifer from h$ll
« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2009, 09:10:46 PM »
Shorthorn steers, no problems, but I will never let my kids show another Shorthorn heifer. Just plain nuts and dangerous.

Sorry but I really hate it when people generalize. We have some of the most gentle and docile shorthorn heifers. I'd trust my granddaughter who's 7 to lay under them. Once again I think it boils down to genetics and how the calves are handled.
B6R Let me qualify my generalization: 3 different heifers out of 3 different programs and 3 different pedigrees. One would spook way too easy and off she'd go. Another never passed an opportunity to destroy a gate. The last just hated people coming up on her "money side." She was the only one to make it into the ring. But when she tried to take the judge the next ring she was in was the sale ring for slaughter (next morning).

I know there are calm Shorties out there. They were the ones showing. But the three strike rule is in effect.

I also generalized about Shorthorn steers for which I apologize as well.
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Re: The heifer from h$ll
« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2009, 08:24:38 AM »
Shorthorn steers, no problems, but I will never let my kids show another Shorthorn heifer. Just plain nuts and dangerous.

Sorry but I really hate it when people generalize. We have some of the most gentle and docile shorthorn heifers. I'd trust my granddaughter who's 7 to lay under them. Once again I think it boils down to genetics and how the calves are handled.
I've been around cattle a long time and I can;t think of one I've ever seen that I would trust to lay under. Thats kind of a stupid comment considering you can't control if the heifer spooks or so forth.

Comment was originally made figuratively not literally.

 

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