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The Big Show / Re: SAV Bismarck Female
« on: March 24, 2017, 01:02:46 AM »
Every time I see a bizmark heifer bull or cow I really wish I could use him. But I am at too high of an altitude.

The Big Show / Graft/Bottle Calves
« on: April 20, 2016, 03:05:03 PM »
I lost two calves and acquired two graft calves. The guy I got them from said I could pay him now or when the calves sell. He said just whatever the market price would be. My question is what would the market price be for a graft calf? they were 80-120 lbs roughly.  Or where could I find that information. I tried looking at my local livestock auctions but they don't run things through that small.


The Big Show / Re: Cows' Vulva Expanding
« on: March 11, 2016, 09:04:54 PM »
  That is a vaginal prolapse.

Welp learned something new.

I have never had a problem with a cow that does this. I have never had to sew them up, or anything, they all calve out normal. So again, I wouldn't worry a whole lot about it. But I am just some random dude on the internet. If you are really concerned about it call your vet.

The Big Show / Re: Cows' Vulva Expanding
« on: March 11, 2016, 02:55:07 PM »
This is what I am talking about. Almost looks like she is going to calve.

The Big Show / Re: Cows' Vulva Expanding
« on: March 11, 2016, 10:47:07 AM »
  With none of us being able to see your cow it's just a guess, but I think we all assume that it is a vaginal prolapse. If it gets out to the point where it is over center you will probably have to get her in to get it put back in and then usually a vet will either put a stitch in her or a device called a Johnson Button, If you or they choose a stitch, you'll have to cut it when it is time to calve. The Johnson Button will allow her to go ahead and calve but will have to eventually be removed.

I don't think it is a vaginal prolapse. But like you said without pictures or being there we can't know. However I'm guessing it almost looks like a thicker version of a water bag hanging out it is more of a light pink than he darker colored vaginal wall. Many middle of the night checks I have walked by and been fooled.

As long as the cows aren't laying down straining and pushing I wouldn't worry about it.

The Big Show / Re: Cows' Vulva Expanding
« on: March 11, 2016, 05:09:33 AM »
Happens in older cows. I think I had a vet tell me it's the cervix plug. Have had cows where in comes out 6 inches. Good idea to cull them if it gets to bad. The cows crap all over it and then it goes back inside not a good thing.

The Big Show / Re: Shorthorn Herd Bulls
« on: March 09, 2016, 09:23:27 PM »
Love the pictures thank you!

I think it's Sek Genetics that has Sultan semen. Are you still having him collected?

The Big Show / Re: Shorthorn Herd Bulls
« on: March 09, 2016, 03:22:05 PM »
Hey don't be stingy with the pictures. Lets see these calves!  ;D

The Big Show / Re: Discussion: Who is the best Calving Ease bull?
« on: January 26, 2016, 10:34:38 AM »
Bismark is okay if you are at lower altitudes.

We have comrade, Irish, and Cedar ridge calves hitting the ground right now and we have had to help more heifers with Cedar Ridge.

We are a Maine/angus cross commercial operation. Moving away from the Maine part though.

The Big Show / Re: What is your Vaccination Program
« on: January 15, 2016, 02:25:44 PM »
During the summer when our cows are out on range we put out regular salt blocks and salt blocks that have minerals in them. Closer to calving and after calving we have a custom mineral lick that we feed the cows.

Our soil has chemical binders that suck up on the copper and selenium.

At birth out calves get a shot of multi-min.

The Big Show / Re: Shorthorn for commercial use
« on: March 30, 2014, 08:48:29 PM »
Thanks Sue

Great looking calves
Great looking daughters

The Big Show / Re: Shorthorn for commercial use
« on: March 29, 2014, 08:34:54 PM »
Thanks all for the replies and support!

Sue I was wondering if you had any pictures of some captain obvious daughters you would post or pm me, thank you

The Big Show / Re: Shorthorn for commercial use
« on: March 28, 2014, 10:42:32 PM »
My uncle gets reds every now and again with his Maine x Angus herd and the guys from Superior don't sort them out so I was thinking of doing more red bulls. Although i wouldn't mind having some roanies.

What are some good red SH bulls to cross with angus cows?
I think I have found a few but was wondering what some others have used.

The Big Show / Shorthorn for commercial use
« on: March 28, 2014, 09:58:38 PM »
I haven't been able to find a good commercial producer forum yet or one that has this forums numbers so I thought I would post this here.

I am graduating college soon and am going to work on my uncles ranch he runs Maine/Angus cross. Eventually I will be able to have 20 cows (to start). Whether i buy heifers/cows or a mix of both I haven't decided.

I have been thinking about buying angus and crossing them with shorthorn. I'll keep replacement heifers until I have all F1 cross cows. I'll be using A.I. On my cows. I'll breed my F1 cows back to angus. I'm trying to get really good cows with great udders and that flesh easy because of where we run our cows.

I'm wondering if anyone on this forum is doing something similar and what their results have been or just is shorthorn viable for commercial cow making?

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