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The Big Show / Re: Clubby bulls and C Sections
« on: November 06, 2012, 06:46:45 PM »
Monopoly is also half Heatwave if that makes you concerned about calving ease.....


JWW

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The Big Show / Re: Best Time to Attend Denver
« on: October 16, 2012, 08:14:13 PM »
usually the simmi shows start on saturday before MLK jr day... bull pen show on saturday, heifer pen show on sunday, sale on monday, open shows on monday and tuesday and jr show on wednesday... i may be off on some of the show dates but they are within that time frame.

JWW

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The Big Show / Re: Our first KHLER Make It Rain calf
« on: October 12, 2012, 09:02:06 AM »
good stout calf! I used MIR quite extensively this year ( after many years of cliff, seth, and ralph telling me i should), i am very excited to get some of these calves on the ground.. i used him on a variety of cows and heifers including a heatwave X simmental donor .

 i saw the hefier that won the illinois state fair, HOLY COW, may be one the nicest heifers i have ever seen. I just hope they grow enough to get some size on them

there is a new video of MIR on kaehler's website and he looks good! so i am excited for the calves i got coming this spring and after seeing the bone and stoutness of firesweep's calf get me more excited... hope they are all heifer calves!!

JWW

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The Big Show / Re: What does a 8-9 year old cull cow bring at market?
« on: September 05, 2012, 07:57:29 PM »
southeast iowa - $.55-.60 for poor mediocre... $.85 for good flesh good looking pound cows


JWW

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The Big Show / Re: 2013 Junior Nationals?
« on: August 28, 2012, 10:04:11 PM »
simmis are in Lincoln, Nebraska... at the craptactular Lancaster event center, the hotels are half way across town too.

heard from AJSA board members that the bid Grand Island sent was cheaper but personal conflicts between some higher ups prevented it from being there.

JWW

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The Big Show / Re: Our first freeze branding experience...
« on: August 19, 2012, 08:54:54 AM »
we freeze brand a bit at the clinic - mostly horses and mules but also some cattle - mostly id numbers....
here are our steps:
first put brands in liquid nitrogen for awhile
1. shave the area with a surgical clipper blade - get it very short.
2. rinse the area with high percent alcohol - 90% or 99%
3. place metal brand on area for 45 seconds.

it is very important to have the animal restraint so it doesn't move - the worse thing is not getting the brand in the same spot if they jump and i messes up the brand and the white hair doesn'tcome through as well if you don't get it on there and stay on there for 45 secs.

in about 10 minutes the spot where the brand/number was at should be raised up and swollen and very distinct outlines of them ... then you know you got a good one  8)

especially with calves - use a smaller brand or a 3-4 inch brand will be a foot wide when they are mature cows.


JWW

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The Big Show / Re: Keeping barn clean
« on: August 12, 2012, 12:24:46 PM »
I really like ttheEagle vally pelleted bedding for a base and then put wood chips of shavings on top of it... my show barn is cement floor so I need. As muh cushion as possible and it absorbs so mucch moisture... I really like it.
works well for a hog show ring after it is wetted dowwn.

JWW

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The Big Show / Re: The resurrection of the 1980's simmentals
« on: July 14, 2012, 07:25:27 PM »
Sullivan supply would have a hay day if these styles came back... would have to make and sell bigger blocking chutes, come up with a straw/yellow colored paint, and design "fitting stilts" for trimming top lines. the length of legs would mean more adhesive sold too! probably wouldn't seel as many fitting mats as you could stand up to fit these guys.. lol :)
i better get the patent office!

JWW

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The Big Show / Re: Revalor H implants 10 doses? help please?!
« on: May 21, 2012, 06:09:29 PM »
call your vet, he/she may have an open box he/she is working out of and may be willing to sell you 10.


JWW

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The Big Show / Re: Best Cow Types for Dream On
« on: May 19, 2012, 01:26:04 PM »
like most in the simmental breed he has (and we have) used him on everything with pretty good success,

i like a powerfull female with medium frame ( not small not big) and needs a little refinement, but we have used him on fancy cool looking show heifers and add power to em too, like i said, he works on about everything.calving ease is great too


anyone know when the clones are going to be marketed? they are over a year old now.


JWW

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The Big Show / Re: Clubby Bulls that are 1/2 Simmy
« on: May 11, 2012, 11:37:04 AM »
the monopoly bull you are thinking of i probably "Soft Spoken"
http://cattlevisions.com/Simmental/softspoken.php

you also should look into The Foreman - he is 3/4 sm and would produce a 5/8 simmental out of a 1/2 blood cow
http://cattlevisions.com/Simmental/TheForeman.php

tons of good bulls out there that are 3/8 to 3/4 simmi that would work for your situation


JWW

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The Big Show / Houston Stock Show 2013
« on: May 11, 2012, 11:33:08 AM »
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news%2Fentertainment&id=8656783

thought some of you might like to see a recent change to the rodeo and concert schedule. Might be the last time George Strait plays at Houston...


JWW

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The Big Show / Re: Floating Cows...
« on: May 09, 2012, 05:12:25 PM »
I have had mixed results with the floats I have done... at Iowa State Vet Hospital it is a SOP for any downer cow. Have had some that have been down for 10 minutes and after floating for two days, never would stand again. Then had another one that was down for 6 hours and floated it once, and walked out of the tank like nothing happened, then had a freshening heifer that tripped over a brisket bar coming out of the chute and fell over and didn't get up... after floating for a week, she never stood up....
The challenge with some of these cows is finding out why they went down and treating the primary problem, whether she is hypocalcemic, hypomagnesium, bone/muscle injury, nerve paralysis can decide the outcome of floating downer cows.
The nice thing with a float tank is it gets a downer up and off the muscles they are laying on and gives you a few minutes to figure out a gameplan to procede with treatments..... because after a day of laying on the muscles they get pressure necrosis, and start circulating high amounts of certain compounds that fry their kidneys.
The down side to float tanks are that you basically float the cow in a slurry of feces and urine after awhile and can lead to mastitis or infection of open sores. Plus you should use warm water to prevent a cow from going hypothermic in certain conditions.

So i have had mixed results, my practice doesn't do enough dairy work to have a float tank but it seems like the king dairy vets either like them and use the heck out of them or don't really use them at all from my experience... those tanks are not cheap to buy/make either even though they look pretty primative


JWW



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The Big Show / Re: Baldie Bull
« on: April 30, 2012, 10:26:50 AM »
I have a Motown X S146 (Dream On X Perfection), born in januray of 2011, has more of a star head/brockle face but is conformationally awesome, he is for sale in Eastern Nebraska, He passed his breeding soundness exam with flying colors; . the S146 donor cow is a full sib/flush mate to Jerry Lee's DO X Perfection cow that had a successful show career and has proven herself as a donor too.

PM me if interested in some pictures or wanting some more info on him, willing to make a deal on him as i am heavy with bull power this year being short on cows :(

JWW

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The Big Show / Re: how early can you work a calf
« on: April 27, 2012, 11:04:54 PM »
saw a heavy bred heifer calve at a show about 36 hours before the show and the crew fitted the calf and lead it in behind the cow in the breeding beef class, i think she got reserve at the show,  lol



JWW

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