Picking Next Steer

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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby 3waycross » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:06 pm

I luv herfrds wrote: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:



Sounds like you have it figured out Chris..........Best wishes :tiphat:
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby KNERSIE » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:41 pm

3waycross wrote:
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.


Are you sure you haven't looked at 409 when you made the comments?

402 actually has a decent top, width in the loin, capacity and natural thickness, one thing that all teh other lacks.
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby 3waycross » Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:02 pm

KNERSIE wrote:
3waycross wrote:
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.


Are you sure you haven't looked at 409 when you made the comments?

402 actually has a decent top, width in the loin, capacity and natural thickness, one thing that all teh other lacks.


You are right Knersie. :oops: I thought you had gone blind. My apologies
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby I luv herfrds » Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:01 pm

Got a few pictures of 424 today. He is ok, but there are a few more better out there.
438 is a pretty decent steer. Hubby liked him over 402 but I pointed out how much better 402 is.
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby 3waycross » Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:55 pm

I luv herfrds wrote:Got a few pictures of 424 today. He is ok, but there are a few more better out there.
438 is a pretty decent steer. Hubby liked him over 402 but I pointed out how much better 402 is.


U gonna post em?
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby I luv herfrds » Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:32 pm

Here is 424.
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Hubby's favorite

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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby I luv herfrds » Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:45 pm

Sorry wrong steer! He liked 428 and I posted 415

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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby 3waycross » Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:34 pm

Better picture....he's weak
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby I luv herfrds » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:35 am

Ok got a young man who's family is friends of ours. He wants to raise a steer for 4-H this coming year.
So which steer would you guys pick as second best?

He really liked both of my daughter's steers. He liked their temperment. Told him come get one of ours as his first steer, to cut his teeth on so to speak. No hard feelings if he goes to a different breeder next year. He gets to pick from our steers that are left after 402. Just asking market price. Going to get him started on feed and his set of shots.
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby VCC » Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:57 pm

I would pen up the few others you liked and have him pick from them, that way he gets to choose and you know he is picking from your better calves.
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby I luv herfrds » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:20 am

Talked with the young man and he said one of the local banks was going to loan him the money to buy the steer and pay a small interest fee. Told him to come to us and we would wait til he sold the steer at the fair next year to ask for payment and no interest.
It is up to him.

Going to do that VCC.
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby branguscowgirl » Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:59 pm

Told him to come to us and we would wait til he sold the steer at the fair next year to ask for payment and no interest.

That is very kind of you to do that for him. What if the steer got sick and died?
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby chippie » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:38 pm

It might be worth getting the steer insured if something should happen and you would not be able to absorb the loss.
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby I luv herfrds » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:17 pm

Weaning next weekend! Will get some pictures.
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Re: Picking Next Steer

Postby I luv herfrds » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:50 pm

Young man came out today and picked 404. they are coming back tomorrow because we are preg testing and it will allow us to put all the steers together and he can be really sure that that is the steer he wants.
I really want him to get the best steer for him possible.
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