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Traits that get docked

Postby RanchMan90 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:45 am

What traits get docked in your area? Such as ear, color,confirmation etc?
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby Caustic Burno » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:24 am

RanchMan90 wrote:What traits get docked in your area? Such as ear, color,confirmation etc?

Depends on a where it's going
back to the farm better have ear
worst three breeds to own here SH,LH
or Angus.
For feeders tiger stripe steer calves LH or SH
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Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:07 pm

Anything red or with any ear at all.

Black Angus dominates.
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby Aaron » Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:24 pm

Galloway
Shorthorn
Polled Herefords
Smokies
Small frame cattle in general.
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby Bigfoot » Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:55 pm

Red white face
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby circlebllc » Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:23 pm

Anything NOT black.
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby farmerjan » Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:30 pm

Anything not black and anything with any ear....seems a shame that some of them cannot see past the color to real nice feeders....we are feeding out anything "odd" now and selling some private. Other colors do better when bigger; but they really hate "ear" cattle here. Herefords take a .20 to .40 hit,
Galloways and "odd" breeds really get hurt.
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby WalnutCrest » Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:51 pm

Extra fuzzy won't top tick.

Blue eyes won't top tick.

Not castrated won't top tick.
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby Muddy » Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:54 pm

Shorthorns get worst dockage than anything but blacks with a small amount of blue roan are acceptable.
Limousin X if they are shaped like quarter horse.
Cattle with loose skin (usually Gelbvieh influenced).
Skunktails that isn't Char influenced.
Red baldies, Herefords and black baldies with featherneck.
Extra hairy (usually highland cross, Galloway or club calf influenced).
Horned ones but the ones with nubs are acceptable.
Straight Longhorns, Corrientes, highlands and straight galloways. But Galloway crosses are acceptable even if they have a belt.
Small framed cattle.
Beef X Dairy crosses.
Eared, brindled and spotted.
Straight continentals.
Jersey looking ones and reds with black nose.
Intact bulls.

Blacks, black baldies, reds, Char X and British white feeders are what our local sale barns wants.
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby Stocker Steve » Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:27 am

Muddy wrote:Blacks, black baldies, reds, Char X and British white feeders are what our local sale barns wants.


Got um all :banana:
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby Stocker Steve » Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:29 am

Muddy wrote:Red baldies, Herefords and black baldies with featherneck.


What is wrong with a feather neck bwf?
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby City Guy » Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:53 am

By "feather neck" do you mean white hair on the back of the neck?
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby RiverHills » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:04 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
Muddy wrote:Red baldies, Herefords and black baldies with featherneck.


What is wrong with a feather neck bwf?


I'm not an expert but I think it shows heavier Hereford influence. They really dock Hereford so why not dock a heavy influenced Hereford calf.
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby Muddy » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:09 am

RiverHills wrote:
Stocker Steve wrote:
Muddy wrote:Red baldies, Herefords and black baldies with featherneck.


What is wrong with a feather neck bwf?


I'm not an expert but I think it shows heavier Hereford influence. They really dock Hereford so why not dock a heavy influenced Hereford calf.

:nod: The buyers here didn't want a high Hereford percentage calf. A white featherneck on a black baldy is an indication that it has more Hereford in it.
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Re: Traits that get docked

Postby Ojp6 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:17 am

Muscled up Limo's take a pretty good dock. Herefords, anything with spots, anything with more that 1/8 ear, small to medium framed cattle. Reds and chars are generally cheaper than blacks but the best reds and chars will generally sell within 2 cents of the best blacks.
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