Fuzzy yearling steer

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I have a home-raised steer that is just not shedding his calf fuzz. AI sire, so not sure exactly how the sire does in warm weather, but dam didn't slick off well until second summer. Of course, now summer heat and humidity is coming, so of course, he isn't gaining as well as I would like. He was dewormed at weaning with cydectin, vaccinated for bvd, clostridials, etc., loose minerals out, feeding a 10% feeder ration every other day to supplement pasture. Ideas? (I'll get pics when I get back home)
Is shedding ability more genetic or nutritional?
 
If you feed him by himself, get some corn oil and mix a cup of it in the feed, along with a scoop ( that comes with it) of 100% biotin crumbles ( I order them from horsehealthusa.com). Would be better if you fed it every day. If you don't want him to get that much feed, feed half of what you feed now every other day, every day. In a couple of weeks he will be slick and shiny.
 
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He definitely seems to not tolerate the heat as well as my blacks do, but they have more brangus in them. He has more Angus.
 

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He looks wormy to me. I know you said you dewormed him - but, how long ago? only 1 time in his life? -- he is thin and rough hair coat. Needs more feed of some kind. Better pasture or more grain. How soon were you hoping to butcher him?
Butcher in November/December, unless he needs more time than that-processor has openings. I'll deworm him again, none of the others have this issue, just him. Poor gene combination I suppose. All on same pasture and feed are BCS 5, if not fat. Won't use this sire again-might not be best suited for pasture gains. Also, heat index is 105 already-96 with a lot of humidity.
 
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I'm eating him, not showing. Was just getting help with genetics vs issue. I have no desire to shave a steer
I've got a few haired up young ones. They are slicking off slowly. The heat and the ivermectin are helping. I should probly hit em again before long. Mine are purchased, sort off calves. Cheaper.
They have some time on their side as I don't plan on selling til this fall.
 
On my yearlings, the heifers have slicked off well. The steers are 50/50. I wondered if it could be hormone related?

As much as I had to... I'm going to pour them to see if it'll help. It's gonna be hot soon.
Well, totally anecdotal, but I poured him yesterday and he was already seeming to be grazing more enthusiastically this morning, while the others were still waking up.
 
On my yearlings, the heifers have slicked off well. The steers are 50/50. I wondered if it could be hormone related?

As much as I had to... I'm going to pour them to see if it'll help. It's gonna be hot soon.
If your going to the trouble to pour them just give then an injectable. If you must pour something pour ultra saber and prevent the ticks and flies.
 
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