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    feedback on this heifer please....

    Just looking for some honest "tire kicking" on the gal...Sorry, I should have taken a shot from the back...
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    What's the best way to "liquidate" a small herd?

    Not sure if this is the right spot for this question, but here goes...We've decided to sell off the herd of Shorthorns we have. 5 cows,5 calves, and a bull. All are registered with WHR lineage. Its all good stock and all in the 3-5 year range.Our business model was club calves and we've done...
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    Dumb question of the day...

    Was giving some Banamine and a shot of Draxxin today to a small calf. She's squirmy and I was alone. Got the Banamine in the neck area fine. Rather than let loose of her and switch sides, I grabbed a tent over the left hip area by the butt and put the antibiotic sub-q there. Then I got to...
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    I'm at a loss here..

    9 year old Shorthorn. She calved 2.5 weeks ago. No issues. Calf got pneumonia , but we've dealt with that and she's fine. Problem is the cow started going down hill about a week after calving. She went off feed and wasn't drinking much. Last monday, I decided to worm her, to see if that would...
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    Is she worth showing...

    I thought I had a kid that was going to show this heifer for us, but it fell through at the last minute. I have put a lot of work into her and she is just about halter broke. She's got the right lineage to do well. Her weight gains are great and she's got lots of hair. I am wondering now if I...
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    This can't be good for business...

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/e ... 91362.ece# But then again, how many tree huggers like a good steak?
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    "leasing" a show Heifer

    I have a nice Heifer I would like to see someone show. I want to keep her for breeding, but am also trying to get our name out there to help build our reputation for future sales. I realize the heifer has to be in the name of the kid that shows it. Have any of ya'll done a "lease" type contract...
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    thermometer issue...

    I find it funny that Tractor supply sells a digital thermometer that is designed to go "Under the tongue"...I needed a new thermometer and saw this digital one on the isle with the vet supplies. I figured, hey great, easy to read and bought it. Read the directions and says DO NOT use rectally...
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    Why can't I get this fever to go away?

    Been treating 2 calves for pneumonia for about 7 days. The bull calf has been dosed twice with Draxxin in last week. (last being on thursday when the heifer got her first round of drugs. they both got the Draxxin,B12's, and a steroid).Prior to that round, the bull calf has had several days of...
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    Pneumonia - Update

    Have been battling a BAD pneumonia in a month old calf the last week. Took him and another 3 week old to the vet yesterday. Vet said that he has been battling a REALLY NASTY pneumonia in several cows/bulls in the area (north Texas). One of the bulls is a friend of ours that is a high dollar...
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    My early AM arrival....

    LAST one for the season, little late. Momma was a show heifer (won her class at county)..This one popped around 2 am, had to pull her, momma was having trouble. Already cleaned and nursed by 6 am...It's a great day...
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    Pnuemonia

    3 week old bull calf , treating for pneumonia.Noticed labored breathing (panting) ,checked temp, was 106 ,Thursday night. Gave him a round of Baytil, Nuflor,and Banamine from the vet that night. He's still moving around with momma, and nursing. But he's still breathing hard, especially after...
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    Pulled my first one on my own!

    Well, I knew the day would come that the vet couldn't make it for a pull. That would be today. She wasn't making progress and I could only see one foot. I was getting nervous and then the vet couldn't make it...SO, I got it all together, ran her up in the shoot. I reached in and thank god it was...
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    Colostrum question....

    I have a heifer due in a week or so.. The wife saw a milk thief on her tonight. I will move her tommorow morning. (I'm at work now) My question is, have I lost the colostrum production from her or is it produced in the last day of gestation ? Thanks
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    Tell me what you think of this guy...

    He's the first calf out of our new herd bull. Shorthorn,born 01/21/09...He's on feed and just started on the halter today..Trying to find a buyer now. What do you think...
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    Can someone explain the scramble certificate to me..

    I am finally getting some show prospects out of my herd to sell. I have a steer available now and have a young man that wants to use a $500 scramble certificate for part of the purchase price. While I understand what the certificate is, how does one go about redeeming the certificate for the...
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    WHR Shorthorn sale

    Its this sunday in Van Alstyne Texas. Anyone from here going? We'll be there. Hoping to purchase a nice bred heifer or cow. They have their catalog online if anyone interested in looking..
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    Question on BCS

    I realize BCS has a "little" subjectivity, but I am trying to be more accurate in my evaluations. Would I be correct in rating this one a "4" ? She has finished weaning a calf and I am continuing to give her extra feed along with the hay to get her a little more plump so she can be re-bred. What...
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    Bermuda question..N.texas

    I have a pasture that has a "decent" stand of bermuda (coastal) in most of it. Sill has some spots that don't have much good bermuda. I have sprayed the last 2 springs for weed control and fertilized. Would I benefit from running a disc over the pasture in early spring ? My thoughts are to...
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    Show Auction question

    Going to the Ft Worth PACE Shorthorn show this week. The annual "commercial heifer" sale is the following sunday. 2 questions: 1) What animals are sold from the show . Is it the top 3 in each class are eligible ? or how and how many are selected ? do they have to sell ? 2) How are the prices...
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