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Title: Where did you get your steer planet nickname????
Post by: justamom on February 03, 2008, 07:18:04 PM
I got this idea after reading Red's reply to me after I asked here where she got the name Red.  Well mine is exactly what it says justamom- that is the one
thing I am most proud of- I have great kids and am proud of them as I can be- am trying to help the young one alot in his businesss promoting what he has- He is trying hard to make
his mark in the cattle business- the older one is a great young person that just graduated from college and is definatley making his mark in the world.
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Post by: Telos on February 03, 2008, 07:56:14 PM
Justamom, I work for a company that is a part of the fitness industry. Their company name is 'Telos' which comes from the greek which means working towards a particular goal or something to that effect. The reason I use 'Telos' is not because I'm goal oriented, but only because that is where I work and it would be hard to forget.

Justamom, by the way...What is your new avatar picture? Looks nice!!!
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Post by: justamom on February 03, 2008, 08:00:48 PM
That is so interesting, good luck to you and your company- its nice to get to know some of the people here at steerplanet and where they get their nicknames-
the calf in the avitar is my sons new Bull- he is one year old-out of a hairy bear and Simmental Prowler cow- we are going to sell some semen out of him and possibly 1/2 interest in
him, he is really good and sound for a bull, and super hairy. He is a kitten too. Good luck to you in your job,it sounds like fun.
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Post by: Zach on February 03, 2008, 08:09:00 PM
its my name....
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Post by: justamom on February 03, 2008, 08:15:54 PM
thats pretty simple
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Post by: showsteernc on February 03, 2008, 08:35:57 PM
Mine came after I made a version of the song hillbillydelux from brooks and dunn. I came up with a song to the tune of it about showing and called it showsteerdlux.
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Post by: Garett on February 03, 2008, 08:47:43 PM
Well, Garett is actually my middle name, my first name is Cole--now some of my teammates have insisted on calling me Garett, the said they like it better than Cole  lol  thanks guys
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Post by: AAOK on February 03, 2008, 09:26:09 PM

Farm name is Asklund Acres, I live in Oklahoma = AAOK
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Post by: kimbaljd on February 03, 2008, 09:44:25 PM
A combination of part of my last name and my initials.  O0
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Post by: shortdawg on February 03, 2008, 10:54:08 PM
Short - for shorthorns / dawg - for my beloved Bulldogs of UGA .  (dog)
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Post by: Jason on February 03, 2008, 11:02:17 PM
not too creative, my name also
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Post by: RSC on February 03, 2008, 11:22:24 PM
I got this idea after reading Red's reply to me after I asked here where she got the name Red.  Well mine is exactly what it says justamom- that is the one
thing I am most proud of- I have great kids and am proud of them as I can be- am trying to help the young one alot in his businesss promoting what he has- He is trying hard to make
his mark in the cattle business- the older one is a great young person that just graduated from college and is definatley making his mark in the world.
Romshe Show Cattle-  RSC
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Post by: aj on February 04, 2008, 07:29:13 AM
Some people called me aj as a kid about the time A.J. Foyt was winning all the car races. ;D
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Post by: sawboss on February 04, 2008, 07:49:49 AM
After leaving public education and buying a partnership in a sawmill, a friend of mine from Oklahoma started calling me Sawboss and it kind od stuck. 
Title: Re: Where did you get your steer planet nickname????
Post by: Seed on February 04, 2008, 08:13:37 AM
My 1st son is Zach and my second is Austin and and thought down the road we might try for a third ( hoping for a daughter for my wife) so we thought AtoZ would include any additional child .... Well the good lord blessed us with that daughter ( Grace)  so we decided we were done so we had things taken care of ( if you know what i mean!!) .... year and a half later we had 2nd daughter, because we were the 1st that the surgery didn't work on! After many worry filled nights on how we would every raise a 4Th child, my special little Maddie was born and she is my Little daddy's girl! ( Mom hates it) All i can say is " The Lord works in mysterious ways ." I know long story but AtoZ started out as a joke but ended up with some meaning!!!
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Post by: red on February 04, 2008, 08:23:35 AM
My 1st son is Zach and my second is Austin and and thought down the road we might try for a third ( hoping for a daughter for my wife) so we thought AtoZ would include any additional child .... Well the good lord blessed us with that daughter ( Grace)  so we decided we were done so we had things taken care of ( if you know what i mean!!) .... year and a half later we had 2nd daughter, because we were the 1st that the surgery didn't work on! After many worry filled nights on how we would every raise a 4Th child, my special little Maddie was born and she is my Little daddy's girl! ( Mom hates it) All i can say is " The Lord works in mysterious ways ." I know long story but AtoZ started out as a joke but ended up with some meaning!!!

Oh my goodness ATOZ, what a story! Glad you have 4 wondeful kids though.

Red
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Post by: ba on February 04, 2008, 08:45:42 AM
   Taken from the tv show the A-Team. Some tink i"m more like Murdock
when it comes to the cattle.Guess I'm never happy when I'mhappy.
 Worse than little old maid on the cattle 
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Post by: Jill on February 04, 2008, 10:52:31 AM
My 1st son is Zach and my second is Austin and and thought down the road we might try for a third ( hoping for a daughter for my wife) so we thought AtoZ would include any additional child ....

You know we went with that same plan and ended up with a little red headed, ball of fire boy, didn't quite have the same ending.
I used my name on all the other board, guess I never thought I needed a nickname.
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Post by: justme on February 04, 2008, 10:58:00 AM
My real name always gets so many questions due to its uniqueness so I decided on justme.  You get what you see, I'm just me (thumbsup)
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Post by: knabe on February 04, 2008, 10:59:12 AM
great grandfather's last name.  supposedly knabe's were the one's that were basically the weapons holders for the knights.
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Post by: Stihlpro on February 04, 2008, 10:59:34 AM
Here in WA there are plenty of trees and I worked in the woods during the summer while going to college.  I use a stihl chainsaw and I like to think I'm good with it.  So I chose Stihlpro  ;D
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Post by: chambero on February 04, 2008, 11:03:55 AM
An old e-mail address I was assigned from a DoD computer system.  The address convention was based on the first six letters of your last name and first two letters of your first name.  I've just stuck with it because its never taken and easy for me to remember.
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Post by: cattlejunky on February 04, 2008, 11:23:04 AM
Well, I love cattle and show cattle so I thought cattlejunky fit.  When I started making shirts and decals I decided to call it Cattlejunky also.
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Post by: simtal on February 04, 2008, 02:13:01 PM
I got into the cattle business when simmy's were Slim and Tall so there ya go
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Post by: dutch pride on February 04, 2008, 05:27:22 PM
Well,  the first heifer we bought was named Duchess Pride, We are also of Dutch heritage so when we were thinking of a farm name we came up with Dutch Pride Club Calves, so that's where I get dutchpride.

DLZ
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Post by: ROAD WARRIOR on February 04, 2008, 05:52:33 PM
Hit the "show road" when I was 14 and some 30+ years later am still on it (not quite as much though) Not many of us "old warriors" left.
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Post by: SKF on February 04, 2008, 06:38:11 PM
SKF stands for our farm name Silver King Farms.
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Post by: hairy on February 04, 2008, 06:45:19 PM
When I registered for steer planet that was the name I was given.  Thought about changing it but
then I realized I didn't know how so hairy it is!
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Post by: TJ on February 04, 2008, 06:56:29 PM
TJ = my first 2 initials.
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Post by: garybob on February 04, 2008, 06:58:50 PM
My SteerPlanet handle started out as an insult, about 11 years ago, at Tyson Foods, Inc., Berryville AR plant. Just like the young man from Virginia, I didn't have a job (or a Cattle Operation, like so many of my peers)  waiting on me when I graduated from the University. So, to pass the time, I went back to my old stand-by: The Chicken Plant. Northwest Arkansas was in the midst of a transition from Mayberry to Metropolitan, and, "lucky Me", I had a snooty California-girl ( Valley-girl lingo, etc.) for a Supervisor.
The job I had, was the "Grinder Operator", for Lines 5 and 6. This was a new experience, as I hadn't worked in "Preparation" of Fully Cooked Product before. If I remember correctly, I was responsible for ginding Breast Filets, in order to transform them into the "BK Broiler" sandwich patty. In fact, those two lines together produced about 2/3 of all the Chicken Sandwich patties sold in the Continental USA at any/all Burger King Franchises.Worked 6 and 7-day weeks. The job involved a lot of heavy lifting, as each "tub" of raw Breast Meat weighed 70lbs, and a "Batch" was 1700 pounds, counting Marination & all. Me& Gayle Schupenheymer had to ''wash down'' at each Break-period, too.  And, being fresh outta school, pressed Wranglers or Cinch Jeans was about all I had. So, I hopped it on down to Race Bros. and bought 6pairs of Big Smith Overalls.

Back to Valley Girl and my nickname.

My Supervisor was passing out paychecks one week, but kept passing me by. In disgust, She said, "I don't see a'Billy Bob's' check in here", when I asked for mine. My 'Lead', Jeff Siverly, said, "Oh, that's Gary!  He worked here as a teenager. Now, He's just a sorry, ol' taxpayer like Us!'', and kinda diffused the situation a little bit.

Somehow, or another, "GaryBob"  kind of evolved from that conversation. In fact, many people to this day (the ones I didn't go to High School with), in Berryville and Green Forest don't even know my middle name is "Allen".

I still wear Overalls when I'm working a "work" kind of job. Just like my Daddy,and both Grandfathers.

Long story, but, that's  how "GaryBob" came into existence.

GB
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Post by: Jill on February 04, 2008, 07:26:56 PM
So your real name is Gary Allen Bob?
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Post by: garybob on February 04, 2008, 07:36:53 PM
So your real name is Gary Allen Bob?
No, Ma'a......I mean.....Jill. She was calling me a Hillbilly, because of my Big Smiths (the most awesomest brand of Overalls ever produced). You should try on a pair. ;D
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Post by: justme on February 04, 2008, 09:03:48 PM
SKF stands for our farm name Silver King Farms.

Does the Silver King name have anything to do with Silver King Tractors?  Just wondering because back home in Ohio they have the Silver King festival and its kinda neat
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Post by: boomer on February 04, 2008, 11:37:34 PM
My son named his steer "boomer " this year,  so I stole his steers name!
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Post by: 6M Ranch on February 05, 2008, 02:34:29 AM
Last name starts with M,  and we have four kids.
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Post by: Simmymom1 on February 05, 2008, 11:40:08 AM
My daughter who is 12 has a Simmental show heifer that she shows.  She used to be big into youth rodeos untill she had a pretty bad barrel racing accident and broke her arm (lucky to be alive), so she decided no more rodeos and has taken up showing cattle.  I never would have thought I could get into the cattle thing like I have, because I love my horses, but I must say that we are having a great time at the shows on the weekend and having a blast at the Major's this year.  I must say that when she was into horses I had to almost drag her out everyday to clean stalls, with her heifer and steer it is so very different.  She actually goes out everyday and feeds and cleans pens and works with her cattle with out being told to do so.  I guess she is on the right path, she is doing what she loves!!! (clapping)
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Post by: red on February 05, 2008, 11:42:06 AM
My daughter who is 12 has a Simmental show heifer that she shows.  She used to be big into youth rodeos untill she had a pretty bad barrel racing accident and broke her arm (lucky to be alive), so she decided no more rodeos and has taken up showing cattle.  I never would have thought I could get into the cattle thing like I have, because I love my horses, but I must say that we are having a great time at the shows on the weekend and having a blast at the Major's this year.  I must say that when she was into horses I had to almost drag her out everyday to clean stalls, with her heifer and steer it is so very different.  She actually goes out everyday and feeds and cleans pens and works with her cattle with out being told to do so.  I guess she is on the right path, she is doing what she loves!!! (clapping)

isn't it funny how things work out in the long run too be better? I'm glad that she was OK other than the arm. scary to say the least!

Red
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Post by: shortyisqueen on February 05, 2008, 01:00:51 PM
Shorty is both the nickname of the cow in my avatar (since she was my first Shorthorn - very original, I know!!!) and one of my old nicknames, since I am a little small in stature...The rest is self-explanatory!  ;D
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Post by: justamom on February 05, 2008, 08:16:54 PM
My SteerPlanet handle started out as an insult, about 11 years ago, at Tyson Foods, Inc., Berryville AR plant. Just like the young man from Virginia, I didn't have a job (or a Cattle Operation, like so many of my peers)  waiting on me when I graduated from the University. So, to pass the time, I went back to my old stand-by: The Chicken Plant. Northwest Arkansas was in the midst of a transition from Mayberry to Metropolitan, and, "lucky Me", I had a snooty California-girl ( Valley-girl lingo, etc.) for a Supervisor.
The job I had, was the "Grinder Operator", for Lines 5 and 6. This was a new experience, as I hadn't worked in "Preparation" of Fully Cooked Product before. If I remember correctly, I was responsible for ginding Breast Filets, in order to transform them into the "BK Broiler" sandwich patty. In fact, those two lines together produced about 2/3 of all the Chicken Sandwich patties sold in the Continental USA at any/all Burger King Franchises.Worked 6 and 7-day weeks. The job involved a lot of heavy lifting, as each "tub" of raw Breast Meat weighed 70lbs, and a "Batch" was 1700 pounds, counting Marination & all. Me& Gayle Schupenheymer had to ''wash down'' at each Break-period, too.  And, being fresh outta school, pressed Wranglers or Cinch Jeans was about all I had. So, I hopped it on down to Race Bros. and bought 6pairs of Big Smith Overalls.

Back to Valley Girl and my nickname.

My Supervisor was passing out paychecks one week, but kept passing me by. In disgust, She said, "I don't see a'Billy Bob's' check in here", when I asked for mine. My 'Lead', Jeff Siverly, said, "Oh, that's Gary!  He worked here as a teenager. Now, He's just a sorry, ol' taxpayer like Us!'', and kinda diffused the situation a little bit.

Somehow, or another, "GaryBob"  kind of evolved from that conversation. In fact, many people to this day (the ones I didn't go to High School with), in Berryville and Green Forest don't even know my middle name is "Allen".

I still wear Overalls when I'm working a "work" kind of job. Just like my Daddy,and both Grandfathers.

Long story, but, that's  how "GaryBob" came into existence.

GB


That was so interesting, great story
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Post by: fluffer on February 06, 2008, 07:36:56 AM
I use fluffer because "scotch comb motor" was too long  ;)
I couldn't think if anything else when I was creating a nickname.  We don't show much anymore, but hope to get back into it when our kids are old enough.
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Post by: garybob on February 06, 2008, 03:36:11 PM
My SteerPlanet handle started out as an insult, about 11 years ago, at Tyson Foods, Inc., Berryville AR plant. Just like the young man from Virginia, I didn't have a job (or a Cattle Operation, like so many of my peers)  waiting on me when I graduated from the University. So, to pass the time, I went back to my old stand-by: The Chicken Plant. Northwest Arkansas was in the midst of a transition from Mayberry to Metropolitan, and, "lucky Me", I had a snooty California-girl ( Valley-girl lingo, etc.) for a Supervisor.
The job I had, was the "Grinder Operator", for Lines 5 and 6. This was a new experience, as I hadn't worked in "Preparation" of Fully Cooked Product before. If I remember correctly, I was responsible for ginding Breast Filets, in order to transform them into the "BK Broiler" sandwich patty. In fact, those two lines together produced about 2/3 of all the Chicken Sandwich patties sold in the Continental USA at any/all Burger King Franchises.Worked 6 and 7-day weeks. The job involved a lot of heavy lifting, as each "tub" of raw Breast Meat weighed 70lbs, and a "Batch" was 1700 pounds, counting Marination & all. Me& Gayle Schupenheymer had to ''wash down'' at each Break-period, too.  And, being fresh outta school, pressed Wranglers or Cinch Jeans was about all I had. So, I hopped it on down to Race Bros. and bought 6pairs of Big Smith Overalls.

Back to Valley Girl and my nickname.

My Supervisor was passing out paychecks one week, but kept passing me by. In disgust, She said, "I don't see a'Billy Bob's' check in here", when I asked for mine. My 'Lead', Jeff Siverly, said, "Oh, that's Gary!  He worked here as a teenager. Now, He's just a sorry, ol' taxpayer like Us!'', and kinda diffused the situation a little bit.

Somehow, or another, "GaryBob"  kind of evolved from that conversation. In fact, many people to this day (the ones I didn't go to High School with), in Berryville and Green Forest don't even know my middle name is "Allen".

I still wear Overalls when I'm working a "work" kind of job. Just like my Daddy,and both Grandfathers.

Long story, but, that's  how "GaryBob" came into existence.

GB


That was so interesting, great story
It ain't a ''story'' Ma'am, it's the truth. That supervisor was so uppity ( the Latinos there called her "la Vanidosa" behind her back), no joke, she would check her make-up in the reflection off the side-panels (made of stainless steel) on the "Formax" machine. She got a Communications Job, eventually, at Corporate.

GB
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Post by: renegade on February 06, 2008, 03:50:09 PM
My favorite horse ever was named renegade and i like renegade jeeps.
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Post by: justamom on February 06, 2008, 08:57:09 PM
to GB I didnt really mean story like a made up story, its just a way of saying that the way you got your nickname was really interesting, and it was - in fact yours if probably one of the best-
I have so enjoyed knowing from everyone how they got their nickname, this is awesome (clapping)
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Post by: Kansas Karl on February 06, 2008, 09:03:02 PM
BCCC, Bear Creek Cattle Company, we live right beside the Bear Creek :'(
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Post by: justintime on February 06, 2008, 10:16:39 PM
On my first trip to the North American in Louisville in 1983, I went to Churchill Downs to see the home of thoroughbred racing. There was a horse there that day named " Justintime" and for some reason that name stuck in my head. The next year, when I was naming our calves, I selected Justintime as the name of our best bull calf of that year. After a good show career as a yearling, he topped our production sale at $7000 and eventually came back here to work as a herd sire when he was 9 years old until he was 12 years old. The last daughter of Justintime finally left here last fall. They were some pretty good females.

Fast forward several years..... last summer, I received an email from a friend who said that one of my current herd sires was being discussed on this site. I had not found this site previous to this time, so I logged in ... and was asked for my nickname. For some reason, I thought of justintime, and I decided that it was probably as good as any other name as I could think of, so I used it.
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Post by: ELBEE on February 06, 2008, 10:58:39 PM
Back before WWII, my father split off from his father and brother (Bigham and Son's) to start his own herd of Shorthorns. At the time he was engaged to be married to my mother. She played with the initials to come up with something new, hence, Leonard Bigham-ELBEE. She used to joke my name (Lee) was pre-destined. Believe-you-me, I've been called ELBEE more than Lee!
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Post by: Ruchian on February 08, 2008, 09:33:08 AM
I live in a small town called Ruch.  Everyone has always joked around and called each other Ruchians and it has just stuck.  Even kids from surrounding towns call us Ruchians.
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Post by: xxcc on February 08, 2008, 11:27:33 PM
xxcc - formally, dos equis cattle co.

in montana we must hot iron brand our cattle.  two of my brands contain two x's.
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Post by: Jack on February 09, 2008, 12:47:12 AM
it seemed like a good idea at the time ;-)

I was originally Ozraptor (a 65 million year old Australian dinosaur aka The Lizard of Oz), but then my computer died - lost all my logins and forgot I guess ;-)
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Post by: DL on February 09, 2008, 08:04:28 PM
Jack (formerly known as Ozraptor) - did they name a terrier after you or the other way around?  (lol)