2 Steers and a Heifer.. PICS

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showmom33

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This is one of the steers that we will be showing this year. A Heatwave calf. He was born in late October. He weighed 585 two weeks ago.
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This is the other steer. An Alias. He was born late September. He weighed 633.
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This is an appendix shorthorn heifer. Proud Jazz. She was born October 28. She weighed 614.
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What do you think of them? They have not been clipped or fitted, just washed and blown dry.
 
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That's not a Shorthorn- it's a blue roan cross bred.
Shorthorns don't come in that colour.
 

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Killala":jjtorvz1 said:
That's not a Shorthorn- it's a blue roan cross bred.
Shorthorns don't come in that colour.

Maybe not in kangaroo land, but over here they do. Appendix meaning a low pecentage animal. Not trying to pass the off as purebred.
 
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Thanks for the comments. The blue roan is 1/2 shorthorn according to her registration papers. Guess things are a little different on this side of the pond :D I can definitely understand the confusion. We have always shown Simmental heifers. This is our first round with steers and other breeds.
 

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The first steer looks good, is he pure holstein or is there some beef blood mixed in?

The second steer is very short hipped.

The heifer is a very good type and will make a fine cow after her showing days are over, from my experience heifers of her body type tends to fatten very easily so beware not to overcondition her. I don't think she'll be the growthiest of calves so even more reason to keep a close eye on how much condition she puts on as once the lumps are there its very hard to get rid of.
 

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What is that first calf ? Is he simmi x maine ? I think that heatwave is a Maine Anjou/Club Calf Bull..

He is very flashy looking.. :)
 

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Not bad calves. I pretty agree with Knersie on the comments.
The first calf looks like he'll big, little harder doing, and bigger framed. Sorry, Knersie, I knew he was a crossbred. :)
The second steer is I like better, but his hip is too short and his tailhead is messed up. Nice bone.
The shorthorn plus heifer is okay. Her hip is a little off too, but has nice neck extension. Do watch how fat she gets.
 
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Thanks all for comments. We have never shown crossbred cattle or steers, so this is our first go around. I will update these after our first show (May 30th)!
 

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all 3 are very nice. your heat wave i'd like to see a touch deeper with all that length. but other than that you've got some hard to beat calves
 

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