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The Big Show / Stter Champions: North vs South
« on: March 22, 2012, 11:28:10 AM »
I just watched a video from the OYE (thanks Crystal) and just like every time I watch a steer drive from states North of Texas the Black steers rise to the top.  Down here, even with judges from Northern states, the Charolias influnce cattle rise to the top.

Any idea why this is happening?

The Big Show / Congratulations To Chambero And Family
« on: March 14, 2012, 10:23:28 AM »
Just wanted to let everyone know that Chambero's kiddos branded steers in San Antonio and Houston with home raised cattle.

Way to go guys, we are very happy for you.. (clapping)

The Big Show / Classifying Steers In Ft. Worth
« on: February 07, 2012, 11:22:35 AM »
I don't want to add this to the Ft. Worth post thats already going because I feel it needs to be its own topic.  Many of you on this forum are not aware that when it comes to Classification in Ft. Worth anyone is allowed to take the steer through the line.  Kids, parents, steer jocks, breeders, you name it, its wide open. There are no rules in place to control who is on the lead rope taking a steer through classification.  I'm not usually one to stir the pot, but in my opinion, this has got to stop.
I was watching the ABC classification and saw to many broken hearted children leave the ring DQ'ed just to watch some big name breeder or steer jock right behind them classify a steer into the show.  People in the stands even yelled out in discuss when one of the highest placing steers made it through classification.  The gentleman who led it through then had the nerve to go get on the halter of another one and bring it through.

Like many other big name shows around the country, Ft. Worth is a big money show with big money cattle.  I know this and understand what my family is up against when we go to these events.  The people who work at and run the Ft. Worth stock show put on the best stock show anyone could ever hope to attend.  That being said, I feel that if they continue to let their classification run the way it is, they are going to damage the reputation of the stock show and those in charge.

The child who ownes the steer or a child from their respective club should be the only ones allowed to take animals through classification!!

The Big Show / Slicked One Off Yesterday!!
« on: December 27, 2011, 09:58:39 AM »
For most of this show season we were torn between this calf and an American for Ft Worth.  Well after winning the Gert deal at the Fall Classic we chose the American.  It was still hard slicking this one but once the hair was off I was really pleased with how he looked.  For any of you that have ever slicked one, you know the shock that sometimes comes with seeing them without hair.  Well there was no shock this time.  He is 1260lbs in this picture and will be shown at our County Fair next month then possibly on to San Antonio. 

Thanks again to Chambero for selling us such a nice steer.  This is the steer my daughter used to win the TJLA 2011-2012 steer showmanship champion buckle.

The Big Show / Sunseeker steer at 1050lbs
« on: October 21, 2011, 03:25:43 PM »
Here is a pic of a SS steer we purchased from Chambero this year.  At this time he will show at our county or in Ft Worth which are only a week apart.  Thanks again Chambero

The Big Show / DMSO
« on: September 01, 2011, 09:13:42 AM »
Has anyone used Dimethyl Sulfoxide (DMSO) on the joints or muscles of their animals? If so, what is your opinion of the product?


The Big Show / ATTN: TJLA Members
« on: June 02, 2011, 11:25:14 AM »
The ballots for the election of Junior Directors are now posted at www.theshowbox.com under Junior Directors.  Deadline for voting in June 4th.

The Big Show / South Texas Shorthorn!!
« on: April 15, 2011, 12:29:45 PM »
Just posting up a picture of my daughters Shorthorn heifer she raised in the 100 degree south Texas heat.. She has JM Vortec as a grandpa and Miss V8 Adalina as a grandma and is bred to Rocky Balboa...This is our second shorty heifer to raise and luv them.. except all the work to keep the hair..

The Big Show / If You Hunt ''Watch This''
« on: April 14, 2011, 12:05:21 PM »

The Big Show / Here is an easy way to figure acreage...
« on: March 30, 2011, 01:25:09 PM »
just plot the corners on any section land at it will give the total acreage... pretty cool


The Big Show / Agri-Genomics Mansfield IL. TH and PHA Testing??
« on: October 19, 2010, 12:00:37 PM »
Has anyone delt with this company before??? I sent some blood work to them three weeks ago for THA and PH testing and have not heard from them... I talked to them (got Lucky) on Oct. 4 and was told my results would be in the mail by the end of the week..Now when I try to call it just rings off the wall or it goes to a machine that has a full box.. (argue)

The Big Show / TPSC Prince Info??
« on: August 31, 2010, 05:12:41 PM »
My daughter has a Shorthorn heifer that she wants to breed to a Main in hopes that she can get a good show steer that will class or a plus heifer.  We have a DCC Faultless steer out of a shorthorn cow in the barn that is really nice.  He is the right color red and has the correct nose pigment to class shorthorn.  I wanted to breed the heifer to Faultless because I like the steer and he obviously can throw some color.  His birth weights seem just ok for a heifer but????? Well my daughter found this TPSC Prince bull on a semen site and he comes from some good genetics and has a low birth weight.  But I don't know if he throws good color or if he is truly a good heifer bull.. PLEASE HELP!!!

The Big Show / ''Good Showmanship Questions''
« on: August 11, 2010, 01:57:30 PM »
There seems to be a lot of folks around the country having county fairs right now and others that are just out jack potting trying to perfrect their skills and get the cattle in the showring.  As we already know, showmanship means as much to the kidos as anything.  So I wanted to start a thread of possible showmanship questions.  I feel like once you get down to the top two or three the showman with the best answers will get the nod.  You can apply most of these questions to different species as well.

Here are a few:

First, know all the parts of your animal

Daily feed in take of your calf

Daily water intake of your calf

Typical feed conversion for a calf

Percent protien, corn, or fat contained in the feed

How much does you calf weigh

What is the birthdate of you heifer

What is the gestation period of a heifer

If you could change one thing about your calf what would it be

How many stomachs does you calf have

For begginers I would recommend making some index cards to study before you go into the showmanship ring.

Any Others....................

The Big Show / Phildon Get Serious
« on: August 03, 2010, 11:51:36 AM »
Thinking of buying a heifer out this bull and wanted some input... She will be a show heifer at first but then used to produce more show calves... Any input will be appreciated...

Thanks in advance

The Big Show / Keep'n On Users ???
« on: July 28, 2010, 03:07:46 PM »
I have been wanting to try this product because it is advertised to add a full look without adding as much weight as drenching.  I oredered a case to try out at some steers shows to see how it works.  Well it came in today and the instructions read its for swine, goats, and sheep.  So my questions is how much do you use on your cattle and do you start 24 hours before show as indicated on the package?  I really don't want to mess with something I have to start that far ahead of time with.  I use refresh now for a full/fresh look but like I said I'm looking for a full belly without the added weight.  I don't mind the 24 hour thing at a terminal show but want something to use now when there is a weigh back.  HELP??  Thanks

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