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The Big Show / Re: RB EAGLE 239th
« on: April 24, 2013, 09:26:06 PM »
We bought 239 from Dale Rocker. We used him for several years and had a great set of females out of him. We also sold a lot of sons. He was a milk trait leader for a while and could really improve udders. We also used his sire, 148. All of the 148 line were muscle makers. Birth weight could be an issue, but usually is with muscle bulls. We have semen available at Meadow Lane.

The Big Show / Re: Who are these two shorthorn bulls
« on: April 13, 2013, 04:12:14 PM »
Correct Garybob.  Bottom bull is definitely a Brentwood bull. Picture was used in some shorthorn promotional literature in the 90's. I think Ingress sold in the Iowa Beef Expo. Out of Rodeo Inovator. There's a history lesson for folks.

The Big Show / Re: front man calves?
« on: March 19, 2012, 07:09:29 PM »
We have had 10 out of Simmental and SimAngus heifers.  62-84 lbs. I would agree with all the talk about vigor.  I know it's been warm, but those calves get up and go in a hurry.  He worked great for us.

The Big Show / Re: Common Cents Sale Catlogue
« on: January 21, 2012, 11:39:51 AM »
Scan info is at bottom of the Sale page, below the pictures. It says click here for complete list of sale information.

Cattle For Sale / Re: Shorthorn Bulls, Heifers, and Breds
« on: October 13, 2011, 08:45:42 PM »
Private Treaty Sale is Saturday, October 15.  Please let us know if you have questions.

Cattle For Sale / Shorthorn Bulls, Heifers, and Breds
« on: October 10, 2011, 12:47:14 PM »
Meadow Lane Farms will be hosting our annual Tools of the Trade Private Treaty Sale on Saturday, October 15.  We will be offering Shorthorn, Durham Red, and SimAngus bulls.  21 Durham Black and Durham Red Bred Heifers. Two fall breds and four fall Shorthorn heifers.  Catalog can be viewed at www.meadowlanefarm.com

The Big Show / Re: Shorthorn calving ease issues or not?
« on: July 23, 2011, 02:43:00 PM »
The most recent across-breed EPD table has been released by USMARC.  I would encourage you to take a look as it is a pretty good measure that is used by a lot of commercial cattlemen to compare breeds.  Shorthorns certainly have a lot of positives on the chart, but birth weight is not one of them.  Shorthorns did drop in birth weight from the previous run and hopefully will continue to do so.  With such a small population of Shorthorn cattle and limited data submitted, change will be slow. 

The Big Show / Re: Recommedations Please...Electric Fence Chargers
« on: June 29, 2011, 07:19:11 AM »
We have both Gallagher and Parmak solar chargers.  The Parmak is hands down the best.  Much hotter and we have had no maintenance with them.  The Gallagher's seem to quit working after about two years and need a part that costs about $50.  Parmak will fix them forever for free if you get it to them.  Gallagher's are much easier to attach to a steel post, Parmak is still using the same design as 50 years ago.  I guess if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

The Big Show / Re: "COMPLETE" bull has been collected
« on: May 30, 2011, 05:47:41 PM »
Durham Reds have to be TH and PHA tested, or be free by parentage to get papers along with BW, WW, YW turned in.  That gets you a gold Durham Red paper. 

The Big Show / Re: Asterisk free shorthorn
« on: May 14, 2011, 06:53:28 AM »
Well I have hesitated to comment, but this thread intrigues me.  A lot of threads on this board concentrate on particular merits of cattle that make them easier to market or claim a higher than market value.  Example:  hair, bone, sire, etc.  I think asterisk free cattle have merit in marketing if nothing else.  It is one more thing to promote your animals with.  How can that be bad?

Cattle For Sale / Shorthorn Heifer at Rob Sneed and Friends
« on: March 21, 2011, 10:04:42 AM »
A Sept. 19, 2010, heifer that will sell as lot 89A on Thursday, March 24, at the Sneed Shorthorns and Friends sale.  Full catalog can be viewed at

The Big Show / Durham Red Pictures
« on: October 10, 2010, 07:22:49 PM »
For more information check out the Tools of the Trade post on the Classifieds.  These bred heifers are Shorthorn x Angus and Red Angus.  The bulls are Durham Reds. 


Private Treaty Sales / Re: Tools of the Trade Catalog online
« on: October 09, 2010, 10:36:44 PM »

Private Treaty Sales / Re: Tools of the Trade Catalog online
« on: October 07, 2010, 06:20:11 AM »
Thanks Sue!  This may be the best set of bulls we have had and the breds are really deep. 

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