Cowboy 2.0 wrote:
First off show steer up, is a cooler your answer to every problem a calf might have. You have just about mentioned it in every post you have made in this forum.
I guess sublimely I am trying to get the young ones to see how important a cooler barn can be. If you have a great animal and have a coat. I just make it that much better.
If you have an average animal and have a coat, you may have "created" a champion.
Around five years ago I could take a 1000 dollar steer, get a coat and come darn close to my kids taking grand or reserve. I must tell you it had nothing to do with their showing as they were 8 and 6.
What it did have to do with was, they were showing a 1700 + lb. gentle giant, tan as sand, and a coat that put the champion to shame. To bad the judge didn’t have the "guts" to put a 14" T-bone steak on everyone’s plate.
Once the competition realized how important a coat was and that a mediocre animal had a chance, people in our area started putting their money into cooling systems and not expensive cattle.
Now our show is so tough we run with the big boys and unfortunately our start out price is getting a little steeper.
So, if I can get it through to some of you out there it would be.................put your extra bucks in the barn. Show one animal next year and vamp up your system. I promise you, when you show up with a full coat and the others show up with slick cattle. You will be the champion in everyone’s eye weather you win grand or not.
So, no..................It's not the answer to every problem, but it sure can fix a whole lot of yuck and get you that much higher up in the auction