Picking Next Steer

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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby I luv herfrds » Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:38 pm

Here are pictures. 2 did not upload will try them again later.

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Re: Picking Next Steer

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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby Aaron » Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:52 pm

I noticed that the calf I was looking for has a lot of white on it's right front leg, so that should be a clue. Like the 404 calf.
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby Nesikep » Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:06 pm

In my eyes, #431 looks pretty nice and thick to me.. He seems to have the most 'presence' of them. The last one in the first set looks like he could have simmi influence (for better or for worse). 42? doesn't look bad, The red tagged one following him doesn't look like much, The bawling guy, well, better than the one before, The next red tagged one ending in 0 looks like he has a nice straight back and would doll up nicely. The guy nursing I can't tell much about, the next two I don't have much that strikes my eye either way.

But what do I know, I don't show
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby I luv herfrds » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:03 am

I think it was 404 Aaron.
Nesikep the one nursing on 501 was 424 and he would not stand still for a picture!
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby VCC » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:39 pm

Based off of the pictures, I like the 402 calf the best for a show prospect, he has more muscle that carries into his lower rear quarter, and he appears to be more compact and a little easier doing when it comes to feeding. There are some calves that have good parts to them, I just think from the pictures 402 has some balance as well as some base width and bone to him. Now he may look completely different with his head up, but from the pictures you have he looks about right.

I think the calf Aaron was looking for is the steer after the calf nursing on the hillside; he has quite a bit of white on his forelegs. Ether 420 or 428 can’t quite make it out.

409 little break behind the shoulder (belly makes him appear to be tight hearted)

431 Big boned growthy type calf, again appears to break behind the shoulder and a little cow hocked (again could just be the picture

404 Straight in the hock area, nice topline some rear end to him

430 nice hind quarter good legs, does appear to be a little tight chested

438 or 488? Big growthy type calf, to me he just does not seem to have the same look that 402 has.

Hillside nursing calf hard to form an opinion

428 or 420 my second choice good length nice topline holds his head up clean necked, good balance

405 looks a touch younger but has some bone, body, and balance to him as well he would be in the discussion with 402 and 42?

The rest of the calves seem to be a little shallower made or just greener in the pictures and a little more day light under them than I would look for in a calf for showing.

Best way is to get them down to a few and then put them together, where you can compare them side by side, the cream will rise to the top.

Now that all said, the same calves in different set of pictures and I might pick completely different calves, nothing like getting to watch them move and see them personally.
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby 3waycross » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:48 pm

The 404 or the calf nursing the 501 cow. I sure would like a better picture of that calf on the 501. He appears to have a ton of but and a good topline.
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby Aaron » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:32 pm

I guess I should ask, as I may be confused. Is this a calf for a market steer project or just a show steer animal? I am looking for the calves that will eat and yield a decent carcass as a market steer project, but may not be the prettiest.
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby I luv herfrds » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:00 pm

3way the calf on 501 is 424. He does not stand still for pictures!

Aaron picking a 4-H show steer for daughter.

VCC thank you for your insight. Really gives me a different view of them. 402 is still my favorite with 424 coming in second.
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby 3waycross » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:17 pm

[quote="I luv herfrds"]3way the calf on 501 is 424. He does not stand still for pictures!

Aaron picking a 4-H show steer for daughter.

VCC thank you for your insight. Really gives me a different view of them. 402 is still my favorite with 424 coming in second.[/quote

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Is he as good as he looks in that picture?
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby I luv herfrds » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:42 am

Both 402 and 424 look better in person then they do in their pictures.

Going to wean the first of October will try to get some of these guys cut off and together in a pen and compare them that way.

Watched 402 walk the other day and he moves really nice. Steps out rather nicely.
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby KNERSIE » Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:43 am

Stick with 402
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby 3waycross » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:39 am

KNERSIE wrote:Stick with 402


Other than being postlegged, shorthipped and a weak topline what do you like about him?

Edited to say that his topline may be better than it looks in that picture but I still don't like it.
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby I luv herfrds » Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:08 am

Well definately his growth is better then the others. Has that short canel bone that Dr. Jan talked about.
Has wider shoulders, a better depth and as Knersie has talked to me about a better twist in the rear.

This guy should finish out in the 1400 to 1500# range.

Daughter said she was not sure the judge would like hearing her steers name as Kick Azz! :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:
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