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The Big Show / Re: Boss Magnum blower.....opinions?
« on: April 02, 2021, 11:49:31 AM »
We have had a Boss Magnum for over 8 years.  No issues at all.  We have the hanger and the cart.  Great machine.  The air can get hot in the summer, but works really well when cool.  Need to add a small screen over the filters is only issue as when running only 1, it will shoot out the other filter.  I'm considering a second one as I know of a used one that is retired.

The Big Show / Re: Cool Room Question
« on: November 11, 2020, 01:39:20 PM »
Think of how cool 74 degrees AC house feels when it is hot outside.  20 degrees lower than outside temp is a good target.  But if you aren't rinsing at least 1x/day, preferably 2x or more, brushing, blowing, conditioning, and have good genetics, a cool room won't add much.

The Big Show / Re: RIP Cowboy
« on: February 19, 2020, 04:25:58 PM »
I never met Terry but loved his posts on this site and made a connection when he reached out to me when I gave him a karma point about 10+ years ago.  Found out he probably bred cows on our farm in the 70's when he worked for Mn Valley Breeders Assn which became 21st Century Genetics.  Small world.  Everything I read from him and about him tells me he truly was one of the good guys!  RIP.

The Big Show / Re: Tips for Selecting our First Beef Show Heifer
« on: October 22, 2019, 12:32:10 PM »
Starting out can be challenging as you often don't know what you don't know.  Don't know where you want to go much less how to get there.  12 years later after starting with a clubby bred heifer and steer I would give this advice.

1. Do you want to raise your own calves or buy new ones every year?  Buying a new one every year can actually be cheaper until/unless you get a good one right away that makes really good ones.

2. Do you want to show clubbies or breed heifers?  If you want to raise your own eventually I would suggest breed heifers as the market for well bred bulls is deeper that average/well bred clubby steers imo.

3. Talk to established breeders that also have shown and build a relationship with one you are comfortable with.  Part of what you pay for is their experience and advice.  This is worth a bunch.  You may overpay for what you get initially but if you show them you can do a job job caring for and presenting their stock often times the quality goes up higher and faster than the price does.

Besides the following, who would you recommend to look for a red angus heifer to show next year?

In no particular order:

Cloud 9
TC Reds
Solution Genetics
Thomas Ranch

The Big Show / Re: 2019 spring calf birth weights
« on: February 28, 2019, 05:35:42 PM »
Only 2 on the ground so far.  1st calf heifer, calving ease bull, not more that 65#.  9 yr old cow with known breeding never above 90 had one bred the same way that was closer to 120 than 110.

The Big Show / Re: What to breed to a Golden Child heifer?
« on: February 11, 2019, 05:52:43 PM »
That's funny, no double ears yet.

The Big Show / Re: What to breed to a Golden Child heifer?
« on: February 07, 2019, 12:13:19 PM »
Gargan, Do you know something about Smoker that I don't?  Does your profile pic have a connection?

The Big Show / Re: What to breed to a Golden Child heifer?
« on: February 06, 2019, 01:24:55 PM »
Ok wanted to bump this up and see what everyone would think now that this cow is now 12 years old.  Her best calves have been by:

1. Northern Improvement line bred bull by Smurf named Northern Power
2. TR MR Diablo 2472Z ET a char bull
3. Business Done Right

Her worst calf was by I-80, too much Maine lined up.  And also by the Northern Power bull where the calf looked like an old school Chi calf.

This year she is bred to Holy Smoker.  Before she is done we would like to try sexed semen and hopefully get a nice heifer.

She is THC.  What would everyone suggest?

The Big Show / Re: To early for Denver Display Bulls?
« on: January 29, 2019, 01:54:38 PM »
"I think the last thing this bull does is struggle on the move. He appears to be extremely athletic and moves freely and with authority. That is perhaps one of his best traits. You'd be hard press to find a bull with that much mass to move better."

Thanks Telos!  Sometimes I don't know what I don't know.

The Big Show / Re: To early for Denver Display Bulls?
« on: January 24, 2019, 09:57:12 AM »
Okay I never judged or had any training in it but many have told me an animal should "float" when they walk, meaning walk with ease and not bounce their head, spine, or rear if they are sound.  Icon looks really cool and has a lot of interesting traits to me, but he appears to struggle or at least not float when he walks.  Duello has forgotten more about cattle than I'll ever know, but is this really the best bull he has ever seen or is it because he raised him?  Not bashing, just asking.

Message I see loud and clear is there is US semen interest on this bull.

The Big Show / Re: Breeding Options - HELP!
« on: January 24, 2019, 09:51:18 AM »
It may help if you share what your objective is?  Steer?  Breeding bull?  Show heifer?  Lots of ways to go with this female and most are smarter than me on this topic.

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