Discuss the ins and outs of the showring.
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Son of Butch wrote:Angus Show Cattle wrote:
Fake post, by a first time poster.
15 yr olds don't say.... I'm ONLY 15... when I was 15 I already knew it all!
She's your parents cow that they let you play with, you've never had a job to buy her, so your plans don't matter.
No Puppy for you!
to the boards and looking forward to your next posting under your next new name.
SO, I just gotta say, not all kids are like that. My kids had money by that age to buy cattle, and in fact DID! We started them young, in 4-H, and they raised market pigs, lambs and goats for show and sold them through the auction (and paid us back).
Our first two cows we owned were bought by our oldest daughter as heifers and shown. One is still in the herd.... at the ripe age of 11 years. She will be buried on this farm, as we promised that to our oldest. She has raised 11 calves, but having a set of twins sure helped!
To the original poster, Angus Show Cattle, I agree with hot wire. Put up a strand or two of hot wire and that will stop her from jumping.
As far as sucking, you are using the wrong type of nose flap. There is one out there that has spikes on it. Put that in, with the spikes pointing up, and any cow she tries to suck will kick the crap out of her. LEAVE IT IN! We had a yearling that sucked the cows, so we put that spiked nose ring in and she never sucked again. She left this fall because she failed to breed back.
God, family, and Simmental cattle; that's what makes life worth living!