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The Big Show / Re: Is it Worth Marketing A Crossbred Bull
« on: July 10, 2021, 09:46:34 PM »

You're probably right, I just snapped those as we ran those pairs thru the chute, it was hot, I was in a hurry  (lol).

The Big Show / Re: Is it Worth Marketing A Crossbred Bull
« on: July 10, 2021, 09:11:36 PM »
This one may come in upside down

The Big Show / Re: Is it Worth Marketing A Crossbred Bull
« on: July 10, 2021, 09:11:10 PM »
Another picture

The Big Show / Re: Is it Worth Marketing A Crossbred Bull
« on: July 10, 2021, 09:10:27 PM »
Image from The Side

The Big Show / Is it Worth Marketing A Crossbred Bull
« on: July 10, 2021, 09:06:30 PM »
I have a nice black baldy bull calf that up til now I am leaving intact, his mom is one of my better cows, he's an AI calf, the product of me breeding her with the intention of producing a replacement heifer. Like I said one of my best cows and this bull has good maternal traits.
Lineage: Victor 719T (PB Herf) X Driver (Cow is Half Simmental)

My question is have any of you had any luck retaining a calf like this and trying to market him as a bull? If I can't sell him, we feed out >15 steers a year or I could just sell him with other groups at sale barn if I end up cutting him, so we've always got a market it's just that he's pretty good and Victor is supposed to be a great cow maker/ maternal oriented bull so I want to give the calf a chance. Also how long can I afford to wait before I cut him? I ask because we usually band everything within a week of birth and probably cut 5 bulls a year into steers at 500 lb if we miss them in the spring. He's probably over 500 lb already but he's still on his mother for now.


The Big Show / Feasibility of Collecting My Own Bull
« on: December 04, 2019, 11:29:25 AM »
Hello All,

We have what my dad considers to be the best bull we've ever had. He's now almost 6 yrs old (Jan '14 calf) and it's time to get rid of him due to having daughters etc. I want to have him collected. Question 1: Is it worth the trouble?

About the bull: Bought from a relative (registered Angus breeder local to North East MO) [Bull is AAA 17956082] and just planned to use on heifers. Turned out to be an all-around stud. His calves off of heifers were outgrowing calves off our more expensive bulls we bought for cow keeping. We showed his steers at county and state fairs. They had natural muscle and excelled in the rate of gain and carcass competitions, and did pretty well in the show (still can't compete with club calves). We ended up keeping some daughters that are now pretty good cows themselves even though we never bought him for this purpose or used him on the main herd they just were standouts from young cows. Only pulled 1 calf (he was backwards) using him since 2015. Approximately 25 females / yr, first 3 years of service only heifers & 2 yr olds.

Question 2: In your experience will people buy semen on an unknown bull like this for $12/straw?. It's cheap but I like him I think others would too. I question that we will ever go through all these straws but I need to get quite a few to make this economical, hence I want to sell a few on the cheap. Thanks guys,

Jackson Barry

The Big Show / Re: Club Calf Sires
« on: April 04, 2019, 12:24:56 AM »
Agreed. I've had several MAB calves & even out of a nutty cow they're tame and fun to work with although some soo tame they're lazy & hard to walk.

The Big Show / Re: Walks Alone / BIM Sons
« on: April 03, 2019, 04:57:25 PM »
Looks like the Here I Am bull is very popular too.

The Big Show / Walks Alone / BIM Sons
« on: April 03, 2019, 04:32:26 PM »
Hello all,

Are there any popular Walks Alone / BIM Sons that can provide the power and appeal without the attitude? I've used and had great success with I-Believe. I'm trying to come up with a couple more black bulls to use this year.

*Angus or Balancer commercial cattle for dams. Trying to create a showy, county fair winning calf that is still capable of growing.
*We care more about actual stoutness and power than hair as we don't really have the time to invest in the great hair.


The Big Show / Re: HELP Looking for a solution?
« on: June 06, 2018, 09:30:52 PM »
I've had ones that were tough like that a couple years in a row. Sometimes I gave up and other times I was able to really buckle down and break them. I would try and keep her on a rope for a few days and the only way she gets feed or water during this period is when you take her to it. I always sat there and pet them during. If they fought I would just re-tie and come back in an hour, eventually, they would tire, and after a few days, they understand who's boss and that you're not out to hurt them. I've also had several that this failed on and I just gave up, my brother was between 10 and 12 at these times, so it sometimes wasn't worth the risk but it may be worth a try.
Good Luck

Jackson Barry

The Big Show / Bull Live Birth Weight
« on: June 06, 2018, 09:23:30 PM »
How many of these AI bulls (club calf or PB) have true birthweights put down? It seems when comparing posted BW of these bulls (expecting calves to come out this way) to what I end up with in calves I come out a little high, also we don't have large cows or a continental base, current cow herd is mostly 1200-1350# and >50% Angus except for a few PB Charolais from a few years ago (grow like crazy) and a few PB Angus I just bought. Is it commonplace for these numbers to be tweaked? I don't know everything about this side of the business except that these numbers are an honor system.

What spurred this question: Have never raised a bull myself but would like to leave some really good AI calves intact this year or future. I think our management practices and genetics have improved enough to do so.

Jackson Barry

The Big Show / Places to Sell Cattle (Other than Classifieds here)
« on: August 07, 2017, 11:27:49 AM »
What other websites do you use to sell show calves aside from here on Steer Planet? I don't have enough to make a sale out of (2 halter broken heifers and 2 or 3 unbroken steers) so I want to be able to post and let people just contact me, additionally, I'm going off to college at the end of the week so I will only be able to come back on weekends so my need to sell is increasing (lol)

Jackson Barry

The Big Show / Re: Differance between show coat and sure coat
« on: August 05, 2016, 11:11:49 PM »
How do you use this stuff I want to start.

The Big Show / Re: Hottest Club Calf Bull
« on: May 01, 2016, 06:03:25 PM »
I'm thinking MAB (had good results so far) or Monopoly for taller, lower volume cows. Fu Man Chu or One and Only for more capacious cows.

The Big Show / Re: Hottest Club Calf Bull
« on: May 01, 2016, 12:08:15 AM »
Believe in Me or Walks Alone disposition probs.?

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