sawboss said:Our county show weigh-in is in one week, our maximum weight is 700 lbs. My oldest son has a Friction steer weighing 755 lbs. Would like to hear some ideas on the safest way to take it off.
sawboss said:Welcome to small town, small minded East Texas where people are afraid of change. I am not proud of the fact that we all buy September and October calves and then hold them to make this stupid weight. The next step is to rush them back in 220 days to 1300 lbs. so that you can be competitive. I have already reduced the grain and have him on beet pulp, I am afraid ther might not be much room left. This calf is put together, full brother finished 4th in his class last year at Fort Worth.
sawboss said:Tomorrow is the big day, weigh-in, the Friction steer is down to 690 lbs. and the Shorty weighs 685 lbs. We got there safely, if we can stay away from all the sick ones. One county school has 7 calves running temp from 104 to 105 degrees and respiratory problems, they will tie up and spread it like wild fire to all the unknowing people. A friend of mine called from the vet's office and gave me the heads up. We will unload and hit the scales right before deadline and get the heck out. I am lucky we only live 3 miles from validation site. Thanks again for all the input and help, I really enjoy this site. Sawboss