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The Big Show / Re: world events
« on: September 28, 2017, 01:47:22 PM »
Everything too pc, safe spaces, etc.  Love or hate trump, he isn't going to pander to anyone.  I haven't been 100% on everything he has said, but I agree with more than not. 

The Big Show / Re: Show barn gates
« on: August 04, 2017, 01:17:30 PM »
Where are you located?

The Big Show / Re: Heatwave's dam clone
« on: August 04, 2017, 01:16:56 PM »
I was approached today by a gentleman selling exclusive
cloning rights to the cell line of Heatwave's dam.

I am told she was never cloned.

I thought this might generate interesting discussion.

What is the value of the cell line?
Cost to clone?
Is she pertinent in today's club calf industry?

I would appreciate it if comments remain positive and informative
in nature.

Thank you-

I always thought if leased one of these bulls for 60 days, you could take it to get cloned.  I am not sure how discreetly it could be done.

The Big Show / Re: Help with aluminum grooming chute size
« on: May 04, 2017, 12:34:17 PM »
If you are hauling a chute, aluminum is a must.  Easier on load and off load, we have the bigger one also, 8 footer.

The Big Show / Re: 1/2 Chute Styles
« on: May 04, 2017, 12:33:06 PM »
I have both, 1/2 chute is ok for our show steers and cows that are not wild.  If you have kids around and or working with a few of the more onry ones, the full chute is a plus.

The Big Show / Re: Injectable vs. Pour-on wormers
« on: April 29, 2017, 02:59:03 PM »
Pour-ons are abysmal.  Gotta make sure that the full dosage is actually applied to the cow - doesn't run off, get sloshed and not even on the animal, rain doesn't wash it off soon after application, etc. And... studies have shown that the majority of the drug that actually gets to where it needs to be to kill worms gets there by ingestion - cows licking themselves or herdmates and ingesting the drug in the process, NOT because it's all that well absorbed through the skin.  Those same studies show that for far too many of those treated animals, only 30-50% actually get enough of the drug to the target to kill the worms. 
I would never recommend pour-ons... sure, they're easy to use, but if they don't do the job, why waste time and $$ applying them.?

There's also strong evidence that 'generic' preparations - especially the generic ivermectin products, are NOT as effective as the 'pioneer' product... Ivomec.  I used to be all about saving a buck... and would buy the generic ivermectin products, but studies I've seen showed that they were significantly less efficacious.  What good does it do if you save a buck or two per animal... but the drug you've administered doesn't kill the worms?   Spend the money on the 'name-brand' dewormer.

Don't have any first-hand experience with LongRange... but I have some concerns about it.
There are some ongoing studies I'm aware of, comparing LongRange to a combo treatment of  oxfendazole(Synanthic) and Cydectin given at the same time.   Initial results, looking at ADG and pregnancy rate in heifers showed the two to be fairly comparable... but the Oxfendazole/moxidectin combo was a lot less expensive.

Great post, we use injectable now.  Our vet doesn't recommend pour on.

The Big Show / Re: Ft Worth steer show
« on: February 03, 2017, 05:40:51 PM »
I feel for the guy too, but there is definitely questionable decisions.

The Big Show / Re: A Hot Commodity bull calf
« on: September 22, 2016, 08:53:52 PM »
Wow, whats your plans.

The Big Show / Re: Online auctions - the fine print
« on: September 22, 2016, 08:53:17 PM »
Yep.  Just frustrating, hard to tell what actually sells and what is just bid up.

The Big Show / Online auctions - the fine print
« on: September 22, 2016, 01:26:22 PM »
If you actually study the fine print it gives the auction company the right to bid up auctions to minimum thresholds, a reserve without the appearance of a reserve.

It shouldn't effect you, if you have a set price that you are going to pay, if you stick to that price than you can't be influenced.  The problem is that psychologically, it hard not to bid just a little more than you wanted to pay trying to outbid the other bidder.

It is not illegal in some states, but has to be disclosed.  Thoughts?

The Big Show / Re: Online sales apparel
« on: September 13, 2016, 12:48:31 PM »
Needs to stop, have a separate auction for apparel.  My internet connection can be iffy, so I am trying to get my bid and see if I need to rebid.

The Big Show / Re: Best Club Calf Bull besides Heat Wave genetics??
« on: November 04, 2015, 01:47:56 PM »

The Big Show / Re: Word Association Game
« on: November 04, 2015, 01:46:53 PM »

The Big Show / Re: Best Marketing Avenues
« on: November 04, 2015, 01:46:09 PM »
I have had good luck with craigslist but be ready for people to try to scam you and tire kickers. I have also used several groups on Facebook. Get decent pictures of them that always helps.

When I do craigslist, I ask for calls only, that cuts down a lot of the tire kickers.  Facebook is good, also corkboards at feed store have gotten us a few leads.

The Big Show / Re: Zulu calves
« on: November 04, 2015, 01:43:59 PM »
Here is a video of a Diamond Zulu 3Z bred heifer we are selling.



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