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The Big Show / Looking to rally some votes
« on: October 04, 2017, 07:40:31 PM »

There is online voting going on now that allows for everyone to be the judge in the Big E Virtual Supreme competition. I'll post the link to that selection below. This heifer was born and raised on my farm. As such, I want to take this opportunity and do something meaningful with the prize money. If SLFA Brilliant Lady 42D can accomplish winning the virtual competition, the purse of $500 that is to be awarded will be donated to the Make A Wish Foundation in its entirety. Please consider taking a moment and cast your vote for her, I would like to pass these funds forward to a charity as phenomenal as Make-A-Wish.

Vote by following this link and looking for SLFA Brilliant Lady 42D, link only works with computers right now.


The Big Show / Need some opinions
« on: May 24, 2016, 04:32:33 PM »
Any suggestions as to a feed supplements that might help boost frame? I have a purebred shorthorn heifer that is a bit too moderate, about the hip hight of  may versus a March. Besides that she's a really good heifer and has been doing well. 4th at Naile as a calf, 3rd vccp, breed res. And one judge who hated her putting her last because of her frame. Any suggestions?

The Big Show / At a loss
« on: January 23, 2016, 05:28:41 PM »
As with all of us sometimes you run across an issue you cant explain. I'm wondering if anyone on here has ever seen something similar?

We had a bull calf born the 15th with no issues, up, drank and happily bobbing around. At the time I found one thing strange the way he moved behind, he would cross his hind legs as he walked. I figured being a new born he was still getting use to his body or the genes didn't line up so well and he had the notorious Simmental swagger? 

he was doing fine, although I noticed he was lazier then the other calves until two days ago. Things started to get vary bazaar, to the point that the vets, yes there where a few, and they are as lost as I am. He flops over, he will walk and just fall completely to his side. At times he will walk in small circles about two feet wide, and the strangest part is he will drop to his front knees and do a complete 360 with his knees in place and his hind end circling. He will then get up, and walk completely normal, go to his front knees and walk around the pen again, hind end up and walking with his knees. sometimes when he falls over he starts acting like hes running. he Carry's his head low like a sick calf, but his ears in the normal position. At one point he was lifting his head, twisting it around and rolling over backwards. He hunches his spin at times and then normal a few minutes later. We checked to see if he was blind in the beginning as he would run into walls and as soon as he started that, he stopped, and there is no issue there. This calf has no fever, his heart and lungs are clear, blood is clear, eyes, nose clear. We have given him Bose, Nuflor, penicillin, vitamin boosts and electrolytes with no results. Nothing makes sense. He was nursing fine but now he wont,  so we have been tube feeding him. besides this strange behavior he was growing normally, and nothing seems off. He is an ET calf, and his two siblings are perfectly normal. Pure Simmental. My only guess is nerve or brain issues but I wanted to see if any members have ever come across something like this? Oh and his birthing was uneventful.

The Big Show / photo editers
« on: December 18, 2015, 06:34:34 PM »
any recommendations for someone who can edit a photo, I need to have the blur taken out of it for a catalog. I attached the photo. Shes off getting her embryos collected so I'm not able to take a new photo.

The Big Show / I Da Man
« on: March 25, 2015, 10:51:40 AM »
Has anyone had issues with the temperments on his calves? I had a few and all of them seem to be nut jobs...not sure if it was the wrong combination and I'm hoping it's that as I do like his calves but wow...I thought my BIM where tough. Had one out of a bloodline that's had 20 calves for me over the years and this is the first time I have had a tough one from them.

Like to know what lot 12 brought if anyone happened to see the sale.

The Big Show / neck sweats
« on: June 06, 2014, 09:10:31 AM »
What's your thoughts on the best neck sweat? The purple or black? Leather or non? Also what about adding the hearing liquid from sullivans?

The Big Show / BIM Q?
« on: December 17, 2013, 08:10:09 PM »
Has anyone had issues with the temperaments on BIM calves? I have one in our barn that's out of a sooner cow that just wont come around attitude wise. I like the calf structure and he added a boat load of hair but considering this is the only bad tempered calf this cow has had I want to see if he typically throws attitude or was this a fluke? any thoughts before I order/breed more cows to the bull.

The Big Show / captain Morgan
« on: August 19, 2013, 08:57:38 PM »
anyone know if he is reg? and if you happen to know his number if he is? Thanks

The Big Show / opinions on this bull calf
« on: May 13, 2013, 07:22:34 AM »
Thougts on this bull calf? Dam is a sunseeker (not the cow pictured) sire is Amen. He's a march 8th. Would he be worth keeping a bull or should I cut him?

The Big Show / bestt banners
« on: April 16, 2013, 04:25:54 PM »
Looking for some suggestions for where to order some banners. Looking to find someone who make something a bit different and flashy. anyone have any ideas?

The Big Show / free bulls
« on: February 21, 2013, 07:12:03 PM »
Whats everyones thoughts on the best TH and Pha free bulls to use for good calves out of the carrier cattle?

The Big Show / Respect
« on: December 13, 2012, 09:24:41 PM »
I recently bought a heifer who is vary quiet but has no respect for people. She likes to bunt while being led or rub on us, which I realize could cause an issue so don't allow her to pull it. She also getting her head tied up, and is NOT treated like a pet. While we have been correcting her, now that she's getting accustom to us she's gotten a lot worse about it. While getting the halter put on she pinned someone and started hammering them in the corner and it turned into a game for her. I have not had one like this in a long time, usually they are typically aggressive and we work it out of them with time or their just shy. I'm not sure how to get her out of this, as the only one I ever had like her was a steer, so he went to market. She's halter broke, sets up on her own, wont lift her leg, and walks up to you in the field. I'm guessing she was spoiled? I'm not sure but ill take any suggestions as to what to do with her.

The Big Show / which product would you use?
« on: July 24, 2012, 11:46:51 AM »
I have a steer that pops his left hock slightly on the move, also has swelling in the inside of the leg (hock area) hes a a good steer besides that. I was thinking of putting him on a supplement to help with his movement, any thought? I have used natural stride but was considering glide or is there another one that would work better. Would adding anti-pop or using DMSO help with this issue? or useing keep 'um sound? Thanks for the thoughts.

The Big Show / eye candy
« on: June 24, 2012, 09:45:29 AM »
hows the semen quality on him? bred three and no one took to him. I'm considering eather testing one straw in case it was a bad batch, or using double straws the next time I we go to breed. The rest bred to clubbys or purebreds took first shot, so I don't believe it was our AI technique. Any input?? Its also been in the same tank, and was shipped the same time as the rest of the semen.

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