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Need informations on fake switch for my cow

Postby French Anne » Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:48 am

Hi! First, excuse me if I make some mistakes because I'm French.. :oops:

One of my show heifers has lost half of her tail (not just the switch, the bone of the tail is peeled by 10 centimeters :cry: ). It happened because of the rotary brush...
I have a show next month, and I could not imagine to present her without her tail... I know that fake switches are allowed, so I would like to have more informations about it because I have never used it..
First, must I attach it to the switch? Or can I just attach to the high part of the tail? (there is enough length to use a fake switch.)

I would like to know what is the best brand for the fake switch? I found a Sullivans and a nasco, what is the best?

Thank you for your answers.

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Re: Need informations on fake switch for my cow

Postby branguscowgirl » Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:32 pm

I think that I would call Sullivans or Nasco and ask them. I have never seen any in use. It would depend on what class you are showing in if it would even make a difference whether she has a tail switch or not. When I show Brangus in the open division, they are not judged on their tail switch..........I actually cut them off at hock level to give them a more youthful appearance. :)
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Re: Need informations on fake switch for my cow

Postby French Anne » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:13 am

Hi, thank you for your answer. :)

I think I won't call Nasco or Sullivans because I don't speek english fluently, so it may be difficult to communicate...

I sent a message to a French seller of Nasco products but I don't have any answer yet..

Cows are not necessarily judged on their switches, but my heifer is so ugly without her tail. And the bone is apparent..
I just want to replace her switch to give her a more beautiful global look.. (I'm not sure my english is clear.. :lol: )

if someone has ever used a false tail, I need your advices...
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Re: Need informations on fake switch for my cow

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:18 pm

Your English is certainly better than our French. Wish I had an answer for you.

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Re: Need informations on fake switch for my cow

Postby French Anne » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:12 am

Thank you! :)

Haha, maybe you have a good French level, try and I'll tell you! :lol2:
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Re: Need informations on fake switch for my cow

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:02 am

Hola, como esta usted?
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Re: Need informations on fake switch for my cow

Postby Luca Brasi » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:09 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:Your English is certainly better than our French. Wish I had an answer for you.

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Your English is better than many Americans' English.
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Re: Need informations on fake switch for my cow

Postby branguscowgirl » Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:50 am

You sound great! Most company web pages have an email that you can send your questions to. Try that.
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Re: Need informations on fake switch for my cow

Postby French Anne » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:02 am

Tennessee tuxedo : your spanish is good :'D

You're right, i'm going to try e-mails
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Re: Need informations on fake switch for my cow

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:10 am

Thanks, my French isn't.

I hope you stick around with us.
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Re: Need informations on fake switch for my cow

Postby French Anne » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:17 am

I don't know if I have the words and the skills to answer most questions in this forum. Nevertheless, I think French agriculture is very different from the US one. Then, it would be interesting to continue to exchange, at least about it..? :)
I'm sure that we can learn from each other!
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Re: Need informations on fake switch for my cow

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:50 am

French Anne wrote:I don't know if I have the words and the skills to answer most questions in this forum. Nevertheless, I think French agriculture is very different from the US one. Then, it would be interesting to continue to exchange, at least about it..? :)
I'm sure that we can learn from each other!


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Re: Need informations on fake switch for my cow

Postby JMJ Farms » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:18 pm

I think your English is better than 1/2 of the American people's'.
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Re: Need informations on fake switch for my cow

Postby Boot Jack Bulls » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:09 pm

Email the folks at sullivan supply. They will have a good idea how to help you. They are the industry leader in livestock show products and equipment, and have really great people to speak with. And purchase a tail bag (sullivan's has them, but some people use a crown royal liqueur bag), so next time you roto legs you won't repeat the mistake.
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Re: Need informations on fake switch for my cow

Postby French Anne » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:24 am

Thank's JMJ Farms!

Yes I'm gonna send an email to sullivans. Thank's for the advice! ;)

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I raise Simmental/Fleckvieh and Aubrac cows.
Genetic selection is my passion.
I'd love to share informations about our very different farming systems.


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