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The Big Show / Kentucky 4H tour ideas
« on: August 07, 2017, 05:34:04 PM »
I am taking my 4H club from south Florida to NAILE this November and I am looking for a beef cattle related business in or near Louisville to take the kids to on Nov. 10 while we are there. Anyone have any suggestions or ideas? Thank you!!

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The Big Show / Re: Pics of No Worries calves?
« on: December 18, 2015, 02:39:51 PM »
This is a No Worries x Shorthorn(Vegas) steer

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The Big Show / Re: Dead calf
« on: September 15, 2015, 01:59:09 PM »
Thanks everyone. The vet got back with me today and after cutting him open it shows he died from trauma. So I will not be breeding her for fall borns anymore because, we are always flooded this time of year and have to confine the cow/calves. Going to bred for a spring born and if that calf dies from her she is going to the market.

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The Big Show / Dead calf
« on: September 13, 2015, 10:38:25 PM »
I have a cow that just lost her second calf in a row. The vet office thinks she injured the calves but, I don't see it. Both calves were born healthy and got up and nursed right away. Then a couple days later both calves seemed to be injured because they did want to stand up and acted like their leg was hurt. Xrays did not show any breaks and both calves died within in a day after the supposed injury. This years calf when I found him this morning he also had very bad diarrhea. Neither calf showed any signs of swelling from an injury.The cow is a very attentive mother and she is not crazy acting. She is an old show heifer and seems to be gentle with her calves. The only difference with these last 2 calves of hers from her first calf is that she has been stalled in the barn with her calves due to the flooding we are having but,the stall has plenty of room for her and a calf. Any ideas or does sound like two freak accidents in a row with the same cow? Thank you!

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The Big Show / Re: no worries
« on: May 05, 2015, 04:37:07 PM »
This is our No Worries calf we have. He is out of a Vegas cow and was around 80-85lbs, big bone, tons of hair, sound and has the best disposition ever. His color pattern surprised me.  Defiantly will be using No Worries again this year. This first pic is when he was a week old, second pic he was almost 3 months and the last pic was 4 1/2 months and only weaned for 2 weeks. He has grown a lot since then. I don't know how everyone else NW calves are but, this one some frame size to him so I think he would be fine to use on your smaller frame cows. 

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The Big Show / Re: Show Cattle Temperament Concerns
« on: May 01, 2015, 04:06:33 PM »
As a parent of an 8 yr old the first question I ask when looking to buy a calf is about disposition. It does not matter how great the calf is if she can't handle it or is afraid of it. She is raising a No Worries steer this year and he has probably one of the best dispositions I have ever seen. He was very easy to break and is extremely friendly. Sometimes he can be a little annoying because, he does not leave anyone alone and if had his way he would live in the house with us. All of our Ali and Ali sons calves have always had good dispositions. The worst disposition calf was a Walks Alone out of one of a really quiet easy going cow. The calf was a complete nut.

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The Big Show / Re: Trucking from Texas to Florida
« on: March 30, 2015, 11:18:48 PM »
Did you find a ride? If not there is a truck going to FL this weekend.

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The Big Show / Re: HELP with injured newborn calf
« on: March 26, 2015, 02:50:13 PM »
Thank you everyone!

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The Big Show / HELP with injured newborn calf
« on: March 25, 2015, 09:46:00 PM »
Had a calf that was pulled yesterday and it seems she have nerve  injury to her front leg. The picture include is not her its a picture I found tonight online but, this is exactly what she is doing. We have given some Dex and put a splint on. Anyone else have this problem if so how did you treat it and how long did it take to heal. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!! Thank you!

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The Big Show / Re: Breeding Suggestions, Please
« on: February 24, 2015, 11:04:35 AM »
Thank you everyone for all the suggestions. I will be doing some research of the bulls suggested.  :)

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The Big Show / Re: Breeding Suggestions, Please
« on: February 22, 2015, 03:41:53 PM »
Moto Moto looks like it could be an interesting breeding. What is frame size and I don't think I have ever seen a Galloway before but, how do they do in the heat. We live in south Florida and we love hair while we are showing but, I need something that eventually can be in the pasture producing during the heat. Such a big decision because she is our favorite. I hate thought about No Worries but, we have a No Worries out of a Vegas and he was not as small as everyone else's No Worries calves. Still may take a chance and use him but, looking for some other options.

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The Big Show / Breeding Suggestions, Please
« on: February 22, 2015, 09:19:50 AM »
We are going to AI soon and I am at a lost on what to breed this heifer too. She is purebred shorthorn sired by Proud Star. She is moderate framed, big boned, sound, big bellied but, does not have the best tail head set and she gets knocked for not being very feminine. Other then that she does show well always in the top of her class and was Res. at our county.  I want something calving ease and I was thinking maybe angus but, I do not angus genetics since we breed clubby so I have no clue who would match up well with her. Open to any suggestion as long as its calving ease and THF. Thank you!!!

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The Big Show / Re: Anyone around Fort Myers, FL
« on: July 21, 2014, 08:54:34 PM »
Here's the show info http://ruddsshowsupply.com/?event=jfca-state-show-kissimmee
It should be a good show and its a nice facility under A/C.

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The Big Show / Re: Anyone around Fort Myers, FL
« on: July 21, 2014, 07:49:30 PM »
We live near Ft. Myers but there's not a lot of show calf breeders in that area. Most are small breeders except for the commercial breeders. Next weekend is a big show in the Orlando area and most will be there. We always welcome visitors at our place but, we will be at the show and right now our barn and pasture has become a swamp due to all the rain. There are a few good breeders especially shorthorns up in the Lakeland area.

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The Big Show / Re: Crazy color!
« on: April 03, 2014, 12:30:56 PM »
She sold for $3800. Her coloring makes her look like a pinzgauer cross. Back in the day when we had a pinzgauer all the cross calves were marked exactly like that.

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