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The Big Show / Re: Heard a New Gripe About Obama Last Night
« on: October 10, 2012, 12:57:39 PM »
I haven't posted on here for A LONG TIME and doubt I will be again anytime soon. It is just like about any other public forum where the more popular it got the more the idiots yelled the loudest or more often to be heard above the crowd...I couldn't pass this one up when I saw someone reference students receiving free or reduced lunches as "damn poors" and the general consensus being that our children should not be given healthy options at school and that people who receive goverment assistance are the downfall of society. DOES ANYONE RECEIVE MORE GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE THAN THE AVERAGE FARMER? Seriously, who gets more government assistance...a family with 2 kids receiving free lunches at school or the average farmer who grows 1000 acres of corn in the US today? I'm not sure of the answer and I don't have any facts ready to shoot back or argue, but it is something to consider. A farm subsidy for a farmer or rancher is no different than a free or reduced lunch for a low income family

The Big Show / Re: Denver bulls
« on: January 16, 2012, 07:40:08 PM »
What was the name of Fabers bull? The clone to the one that won Ia st fair twice


The Big Show / Re: Any pig people here?
« on: April 12, 2011, 10:22:14 AM »
I know some ppl have good luck with training showpigs with marshmallows, but we haven't had any that really got into them. I think just spending tons of time with them is the key. My daughter just sits out there and talks to them, tries to touch them, works her way closer day after day. Put the time in and they will eventually learn to like you

The Big Show / Re: Boardwalk
« on: April 12, 2011, 10:17:03 AM »
I would ask Matt Lautner and I think he would give you his honest opinion. When he was at our place he told me that he seemed to be breeding a little stouter than Monopoly, but he had not seen enough to really tell. This was just after MI Expo and early in his travels. I bet he has a better idea now.

Saw the bull out there during Matt's fall sale last year. He is small, big boned, good middled, and sound enough for a steer bull. IDk why seeing him in person would deter anyone from using him

The Big Show / Re: new bull Defiant
« on: February 01, 2011, 07:50:22 AM »
Hey Dunk, thanks for checking in! How would you describe the bull? What would you mate him to? Registered Half Sim?
He reminds me of the Meyer son Aftershock a little from the pic, but that bull was never registered. This one could be interesting in the emerging percent Simmental market

The Big Show / Re: new bull Defiant
« on: January 31, 2011, 08:13:07 PM »
Nobody out there has seen Defiant?

The Big Show / Re: 4 Star Cryosolutions in Ohio
« on: January 27, 2011, 11:52:06 AM »
I'm not sure if anything is going on with the collection service but I have seen Gary at some shows this fall/winter (Lima, NAILE) and I'm pretty sure they just returned from NWSS here in the last couple of days. He still has the same contact info, as far as I know, and is on Facebook, so you might try him there.


The Big Show / new bull Defiant
« on: January 27, 2011, 11:47:25 AM »
Has anyone seen this bull? Was he at NWSS? He is a Grizzly x SOS/Meyer owned by Ryan Dunklau. Took a decent pic and has an interesting maternal club calf pedigree. Says on Dunk's site that he was raised by Vary's in IA.


The Big Show / Re: Anybody seen any of the bulls going to Denver?
« on: January 14, 2011, 09:58:25 AM »
I saw the bulls at Trausch's back in the fall too and I remember a HW that I think Chris said was out of a Witchdoctor, if I remember right.  I thought that one would be big Denver news if he got hairy enough. He was small, WIDE, and sound enough

The Big Show / Re: boardwalk calves
« on: January 14, 2011, 09:52:43 AM »
Saw him at Matt's in the fall and I thought he looked ok. A lot like u would expect by his pic and pedigree. Smaller than most, big boned, sound enough, not super thick, but decent muscled. Not sure what I missed, but he looked alright

The Big Show / Re: Any results from "Heart of it all show"
« on: November 29, 2010, 06:46:07 AM »
I thought the Shorthorn Plus heifer that won ring B was from Tim Shaefer's?

Ring A steers
Vickland Cross
Vickland Chi
Heintz Cross
Heintz Cross (I think)
Shoemaker Cross

The Big Show / Re: Tim Burkes Snowflake Donor
« on: November 29, 2010, 06:40:13 AM »
What did the lot 1 monopoly and the better red hollywoood (lot 2 maybe, i don't remember for sure) bring?

The Big Show / Re: $2200 PRIME Example......
« on: October 26, 2010, 12:47:35 PM »
I just brought home 4 from a really green NE set 10 days ago that averaged about that...anyone want to buy the next major champion for $5000  ;) ;D  ??

Seriously though, I had the pleasure of watching Macey help get sale calves ready that weekend as well and she appears to be pretty good help for her age. As a parent of similar aged kids, it was a joy to watch. I'm sure she had put in more than her share of time with this steer, which is always nice to know.

It is also a great example of what a difference the daily care and feeding makes on these calves. We sell a lot of $2500 ones that we see as having great potential, then they get worse every day of their life bc families just throw feed at them and hope for the best. It starts with a keen eye, but even one that has everything going for it requires a serious commitment of time and effort, and then you throw in some luck for good measure

The Big Show / Re: Miss Aberdeen
« on: October 19, 2010, 08:51:13 PM »
I'm almost sure that there have still been daughters in Brad's bred sale as recently as last year or two

The Big Show / Re: Will Online Sales Last?
« on: October 19, 2010, 12:20:50 PM »
From what I'm hearing, you will not see as many steer guys sell online next year. Mainly for two reasons. One being the commission. I was involved in an online sale on one of the popular sites earlier this fall and the 10%/head cost was a REALLY big expense when we sold almost 40 head for a $3000 average. The sale management probably only sold 4-6 lots for us, the rest went to ppl we would have sold to anyway, so it was not worth that much extra cost, when we had been doing a phone sale with zero commission the last several years. The other place that it cost us some money was by establishing a sale order like a live auction, it limits the person from just jumping down to another calf, or listing alternates, like you do with a phone bid off. I have talked to several other producers and sellers who are thinking the same thing

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