should I market him as a 4H project steer?

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Re: should I market him as a 4H project steer?

Postby Nesikep » Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:49 am

Thanks, I'm liking what this GV bull is doing for the herd...
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Re: should I market him as a 4H project steer?

Postby Nesikep » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:36 am

Well, that steer hasn't made it into a freezer yet... I got to see him last weekend, he was pretty impressive... his back is at my shoulder level, and he's going to have some big steaks in him for sure.. .He remembered me alright it seemed, came up for a neck rub.. I wanted to see if I could still ride him, but the ground there was hazardous if I'd fall off (thistles, burdock, and dead branches all over the place)
I figure he's around 1600 lbs or so

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Re: should I market him as a 4H project steer?

Postby chippie » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:25 am

He is a really attractive steer. Beside being pretty and well built, he looks delicious!

He would have made an excellent youth market animal.
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Re: should I market him as a 4H project steer?

Postby Nesikep » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:58 pm

I have a hard time waiting for him to land in the freezer :> I want to get a steak of his back..

I think he'd have made a good ox too.. doesn't get worked up about anything, and I'm sure given the right incentives, would be able to pull pretty well
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Re: should I market him as a 4H project steer?

Postby RbarJ » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:34 pm

Here in Florida you can buy a steer from someone that breeds exclusively show stock for $1,000+, or most commercial breeders will sell you the cream of the crop for market price. Sale prices at the local fair last year were $7.40 per/lb for the grand champion, and $2.00 per/lb for the cheapest calf in the barn. Either way, above market price. I wouldn't sell him as a show calf until he gets a little older and you can tell for sure how he will turn out.
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Re: should I market him as a 4H project steer?

Postby Nesikep » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:18 pm

He's 2 1/2 years old and 1600ish lbs... how much older do you want him?
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Re: should I market him as a 4H project steer?

Postby glacierridge » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:54 am

chippie wrote:He is a really attractive steer. Beside being pretty and well built, he looks delicious!

He would have made an excellent youth market animal.


Right on.
Its nice when you can kinda see their potential right early on. :)
Nice Stock!!
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Re: should I market him as a 4H project steer?

Postby Nesikep » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:46 pm

well, I knew his mother ;)... his sister is raised a 670 lb steer for her first one, and has a heck of a heifer beside her now that will be a keeper... Not too tall, decent length, and thick throughout... I think I ought to start my usual thread on which heifers i'm keeping...
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Re: should I market him as a 4H project steer?

Postby glacierridge » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:10 am

Would love to see them!!!
I'm a fan of the lady cattle because they have a longer life expectancy on the average versus the boys. ;-)
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Re: should I market him as a 4H project steer?

Postby Nesikep » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:00 pm

I went and saw Joules again this weekend, and he's grown in the last 4 weeks... There was a full grown holstein cow that was able to hide behind him... the two of them seemed to be good friends. Apparently he's going to get frozen in 2 weeks, and my friends is going to get a live weight, hung weight, and final weights, which will be really helpful for me
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Re: should I market him as a 4H project steer?

Postby Nesikep » Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:23 pm

Well, it's the last night he gets to munch... He's getting hung tomorrow (for being good :P)

This is him along with that holstein cow I mentioned earlier
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Re: should I market him as a 4H project steer?

Postby Nesikep » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:34 pm

Just got a text from the guy.. his hanging weight is 931lbs
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Re: should I market him as a 4H project steer?

Postby Nesikep » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:26 pm

Final weight, in the freezer is 645 lbs... I think that's a good ratio (69%)... Butcher said it's some of the nicest meat he's seen in a long time... taste test is this weekend, I'll have to see how that goes, but it's unlikely there'll be any complaints
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Re: should I market him as a 4H project steer?

Postby glacierridge » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:14 am

Isn't it nice to get feedback from the butcher like that?
We had a cow go in for burger that we got a really good report on.
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Hope he's tasty!
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Re: should I market him as a 4H project steer?

Postby Nesikep » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:53 am

I'm keeping a cousin/brother of his for ourselves this year, he looks really fancy too, just not quite as big... super muscled too
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