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Offline jmhyman212

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Slick Shearing Cattle
« on: April 12, 2014, 07:00:53 PM »
I need a little help. Where exactly do you stop on the legs when you are slick shearing cows?  How much if any hair do you leave on the belly and any other useful tips?  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Slick Shearing Cattle
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2014, 07:28:18 PM »
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Re: Slick Shearing Cattle
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2014, 07:34:42 PM »
Are you talking about for a slick shear show or just to get rid of winter  hair? We just sheared our heifers to get rid of sll the dead winter hair. We shear down to the knees and leave the belly hair

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Re: Slick Shearing Cattle
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2014, 09:00:05 PM »
I've also wondered the same thing... Not for a slick show... But to remove winter hair. Also is it more beneficial than just shredding old hair?
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Re: Slick Shearing Cattle
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2014, 12:12:09 AM »
No show heifers just cows. Some people have told me to stop at the knee and to leave a little on the belly.

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Re: Slick Shearing Cattle
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2014, 09:02:11 AM »
This is one we did yesterday. We leave the belly and legs...
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Re: Slick Shearing Cattle
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2014, 08:09:43 PM »
This is one we did yesterday. We leave the belly and legs...

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Re: Slick Shearing Cattle
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2014, 09:33:29 PM »
It's 100 degrees,  you spent 25 a head to do the clipping, and you leave 1/2 the heat trapping insulation? 

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Re: Slick Shearing Cattle
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2014, 10:30:15 PM »
Do you use a flathead or a blocking blade with a guard? thanks.

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Re: Slick Shearing Cattle
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2014, 10:34:55 AM »
We just use medium blades on the lister clippers (big).

Cowman, it may be 100 where you are, but we are getting snow this morning! It is not sticking, but still below freezing at night this week, and cold days most days. It cost us only the sharpening fees to clip, since we do ourselves with the blades that are ready to go in and be sharpened.
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Re: Slick Shearing Cattle
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2014, 05:16:23 PM »
This is one we did yesterday. We leave the belly and legs...

Whats this heifers pedigree?
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Re: Slick Shearing Cattle
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2014, 06:49:38 PM »
This is one we did yesterday. We leave the belly and legs...

Whats this heifers pedigree?

She is a Grandmaster out of a Pacesetter x Built Right cow.
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Re: Slick Shearing Cattle
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2014, 09:27:49 PM »
This is one we did yesterday. We leave the belly and legs...

Whats this heifers pedigree?

She is a Grandmaster out of a Pacesetter x Built Right cow.

I was afraid you were going to say that. Got a photo of the cow?
« Last Edit: April 14, 2014, 09:29:58 PM by frostback »
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