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Offline klintdog

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Tear her apart!
« on: November 16, 2008, 08:53:22 PM »
This is a heifer we have consigned to the Naitonal Gelbvieh Sale in Denver. She's a 3/4/08 calf. Her fit job is nothing special in the picture. When we took pictures this morning the temp was down below 20, so I wasn't going to wash her and risk getting her sick. Let me know what you think, what you would change, etc.

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Re: Tear her apart!
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2008, 08:57:50 PM »
I would like to see her a little bit cleaner fronted, even though its normal for a gelbvieh also looks to be a tad tight in her heart girth. She looks good!!
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Re: Tear her apart!
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2008, 09:22:40 PM »
We're less than 2 months from Denver, do you think there's still hope for a swear collar at this point? How about as far as temperature....with it starting to get cold up here, would a collar help?

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2008, 09:26:39 PM »
2 months is plenty of time for a neck sweat to work....in the summer.......However in the winter I am not sure to tell you the truth, I would think if you would use the sweating formula from sullivans it would still work.
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Re: Tear her apart!
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2008, 09:41:42 PM »
could set that tailhead a little lower too,


really like her bone and hindleg
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2008, 10:46:08 PM »
Aside from that high tailhead, I really like her. It looks like she's standing on a good pair of legs. I hope she does well!

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Re: Tear her apart!
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2008, 02:26:36 AM »
We're less than 2 months from Denver, do you think there's still hope for a swear collar at this point? How about as far as temperature....with it starting to get cold up here, would a collar help?

It was 70 today.  We're still waiting for the cold and snow.  Maybe it'll be like the Stock Show weather a few years ago.  60's every day.  Last year it was cold and snowy. 

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Re: Tear her apart!
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2008, 06:26:21 AM »
We're less than 2 months from Denver, do you think there's still hope for a swear collar at this point? How about as far as temperature....with it starting to get cold up here, would a collar help?

Put Listerine (yes mouthwash ;) all of her neck, wrap it with seran(sp) wrap, and put the neck sweat on top of that. a week or 2 of that and she will look toally different.
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Re: Tear her apart!
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2008, 09:25:05 AM »
i love seeing gelbvieh's in their original paint.  got any old semen, cowboy era?
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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2008, 09:52:53 AM »
i love seeing gelbvieh's in their original paint.  got any old semen, cowboy era?

You'd be amazed at what we have in the semen tank :) We started out in 84, so we had a lot of those older genetics when we were getting started. Not sure if you're familiar with a bull named DBC Grizzly Bear, we had him in denver back in 86 or 87. We actually sold a load of semen into Canada about 2 years ago for guys trying to get new genetics in.

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Re: Tear her apart!
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2008, 10:17:55 AM »

Put Listerine (yes mouthwash ;) all of her neck, wrap it with seran(sp) wrap, and put the neck sweat on top of that. a week or 2 of that and she will look toally different.

With a neck sweat, shouldn't you only leave it on for 12 hours at a pop? Any potential to bleach the hair with the Listerine? I'd hate to have a red heifer with an orange or yellow neck :)

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Re: Tear her apart!
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2008, 10:24:36 AM »
Yeah, 12 on, 12 off...you should still see a change in a week or two.  I wouldn't think there is any bleaching dangers....but don't but anything with hydrogen peroxide on her hair, you might get a blondie!
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Re: Tear her apart!
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2008, 11:11:27 AM »

Put Listerine (yes mouthwash ;) all of her neck, wrap it with seran(sp) wrap, and put the neck sweat on top of that. a week or 2 of that and she will look toally different.

With a neck sweat, shouldn't you only leave it on for 12 hours at a pop? Any potential to bleach the hair with the Listerine? I'd hate to have a red heifer with an orange or yellow neck :)

Understand the concern ;). We have used this mthod on black, red, white, etc. calves and have never had problems.
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Re: Tear her apart!
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2008, 11:15:52 AM »
Are you taking the saran and listerine off every 12 hours, or leaving it on there consistently?

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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2008, 01:21:51 PM »
Are you taking the saran and listerine off every 12 hours, or leaving it on there consistently?

Take it off, just like the rest of the neck sweat.  I wouldn't leave anything like that on a calf for 24 hours....especially if they work the saran off and eat it. NOT GOOD.
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