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Offline McHale75

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Just wanted to hear underdog stories where you bought a cheap calf and won big at a local, state, or national level.

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My show steers from last year I paid $900 and $1100 for, and they both took suprime and res at every local show we went to $900 was in the final drive for steers at big east (other did not go there) and the other is in my avitar and won new englends state show.
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We needed to find a bunk mate for my daughters heifer two years ago and in the process found a September % heifer for my son.  She was the last lot in a local Simmental sale that was the last sale they had.  She was in a group of five heifers, all right off the cow and incredibly GREEN.  We werent sure if my son was serious enough to stick with it but, I did want to find a heifer that wouldgive him a chance to be respected in the ring.  His first show in 2010 he won his class and was reserve crossbred.  Second show...same day, she was supreme female.  Koby didn't have clue how well she had done, but he did get a custom buckle.  This past season Toots picked up where she left off winning crossbred champion at many local shows, reserve division champion at state fair, and just had my sons first calf,  A baldy Fat Butt heifer that we hope works out as this next years bred and owned.  And it all started with $600 on the last lot at a local sale.

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We felt we got the most for our money this last year. 
Pic #1 is our market heifer as a calf.  We paid $900 for her from some friends just down the road.  Pic #2 is her in the middle of last summer.
We took her to 11 Iowa Junior Beef Sanctioned Market Shows and she placed in the top five 8 times.  She also went on to win our county fair market show beating some pretty high dollar animals all summer.

Pic #3 is our Shorty plus steer that we paid a little more for at $1750 however, considering his results we felt he was a bargain compared to the price a lot of people pay to never win.
9 overall top 5 finishes in Iowa Junior Beef Sanctioned.....4 Championships, 2 reserves, 1 third, 1 fourth, 1 fifth. Plus Division Champion at Iowa State Fair and Champion Shorty Plus at Iowa Shorthorn Field Day!

It was a fun summer.

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We are just a small breeder of herfs and try and raise what we can show.  It is our family hobby and enjoy every minute of it.  I think showing from your herd is the most reward.  Doesn't always mean you get the pretty ribbon but if you can show at a atate level and stand behind the big breeders it is a success.  Out girl this year was 3rd in her class as was her mother. 4th generation for us out of a maternal line going back to the first show heifer we bought for son.  Success is more than a huge win.  It's improving yourself and your stock and be proud of what you raise.  We look forward to continuing the line and seeing what this year will bring

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We felt we got the most for our money this last year. 
Pic #1 is our market heifer as a calf.  We paid $900 for her from some friends just down the road.  Pic #2 is her in the middle of last summer.
We took her to 11 Iowa Junior Beef Sanctioned Market Shows and she placed in the top five 8 times.  She also went on to win our county fair market show beating some pretty high dollar animals all summer.

Pic #3 is our Shorty plus steer that we paid a little more for at $1750 however, considering his results we felt he was a bargain compared to the price a lot of people pay to never win.
9 overall top 5 finishes in Iowa Junior Beef Sanctioned.....4 Championships, 2 reserves, 1 third, 1 fourth, 1 fifth. Plus Division Champion at Iowa State Fair and Champion Shorty Plus at Iowa Shorthorn Field Day!

It was a fun summer.

You guys got a steal!!!!!!!!  (clapping) Both really nice calves.

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The cheapest ones we showed were the ones that we raised... does $25 for a straw of semen count???  :)

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So I have a pretty cool story. I purchased a left over calf out of  a feed lot for $600 market price ,the last day before my deadline. I worked everyday and made the calf my priority. 6 months later he was grand at my state fair and he brought 18k in the sale..... pretty awesome....

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So I have a pretty cool story. I purchased a left over calf out of  a feed lot for $600 market price ,the last day before my deadline. I worked everyday and made the calf my priority. 6 months later he was grand at my state fair and he brought 18k in the sale..... pretty awesome....
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the chepest ones are the ones out of the good ole river bottom pasture! cost you a big goose egg in the price column, and its impossible to loose money on them. ffa record book recipe supreme
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The cheapest ones we showed were the ones that we raised... does $25 for a straw of semen count???  :)
Congratulations!  Much more pride in a Champion from home.


Same here,  but usually a $15 straw. Younger daughter raised and showed a Res. Grand Natl' Bred & Owned Heifer, a Grand Nat'l Bred & Owned Heifer, and a Res. Grand Nat'l Heifer, plus several Nat'l Division Champs.  All were out of cows we bred and raised.  Did pretty good at County and State too!

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Had a steer that we bought for $1500 and took to our county he was grand there and brought $6000 the show was not terminal so we took him to the Arizona Nationals and he was Reserve Grand Overall and brought another $12,500 not bad for a left over that no one thought would feed into anything.

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It's great seeing that you don't have to be rich to buy a winner. I haven't bought a calf yet...reject bottle babes not the best in the ring but won't let you down in showmanship.
Just because I own the ugliest cow in the world doesn't mean I can't be proud as heck of her. It also doesn't change my love of the game when she gets last every time.

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The cheapest ones we showed were the ones that we raised... does $25 for a straw of semen count???  :)
Congratulations!  Much more pride in a Champion from home.


Same here,  but usually a $15 straw. Younger daughter raised and showed a Res. Grand Natl' Bred & Owned Heifer, a Grand Nat'l Bred & Owned Heifer, and a Res. Grand Nat'l Heifer, plus several Nat'l Division Champs.  All were out of cows we bred and raised.  Did pretty good at County and State too!


Same here $25 for a straw of semen !
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A few years ago we went to an auction on a whim...didn't even drag the trailer along. A May Who Made Who heifer sauntered into the ring and the auctioneer was begging for a bid.  Just to to help the guy out I yelled $400 out from the back. To my amazement no one else bid.  We had someone else haul her home. Eight months later we had the Grand Champion heifer at the county fair - only grand we ever raised and the least expensive critter we ever owned!!!  In the fall I sold her as a bred for $2500. Once in a lifetime steal.

 

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