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Northern Rancher

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Here's what our three way cross steers look like at harvest-this is a horned hereford steer out of a south devon/angus cow. He goes to meet his maker on Tuesday-as soon as I get his grid data I'll post it. The first group graded up well so we'll see how this Hereford back cross works.
 

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Hey....You must have finished that windbreak. :D :D :D
Nice looking animals. :)
 

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Northern Rancher said:
That windbreak is at Highland Feeders the lot we feed at lol. Way neater than i build lol.

:lol: First cut slabs just never seem to give as nice a result, do they? :lol:

Nice looking feeders. What kind of performance?

Rod
 

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Fine confirmation and phenotype, NR! Great hindquarters on them! Eager to hear how the figures present.

DOC HARRIS
 

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I would guess 1300-1350..... dont know if im close as its hard to tell from the picture... Nice looking steer NR..... Always did like those BWF cattle. Always look sharp!!
 

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Here's what they red side looks like that's off a black south devon bull and a baldie cow-the first group we sent averaged 1364 after a 5% shrink-I'll know more when we finish the pen but the first group averaged $170 premium on the grid-Highland does a very good job of turning some pretty plain calves into some pretty good finished steers-great people to work with also. P.S. I actually bought that South Devon bull at the Midland Bull Test in the days before Leo got his R-Calf lobotomy. He was a real good bull-the best footed bull I ever owned and a real athlete out breeding cows-we lost him in a blizzard as a 9 year old but I've got 400 straws of semen hoarded away on him.
 

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BMR I just hate taggy cattle-I've been to some lots where I wouldn't feed at for love or money-I do think the pacvkers take 'dirty' cattle into account when bidding too.
 

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Just got my grid data and I lied about the premium it was a $100 a head not $170-I multiplied it by the live weight not the carcass weight-I had one A3-AA though so it's going to be interesting to see where he came from.
 

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I'm realy impressed with the bright ,clean hair and clean pens.Resently saw some cattle in a confinement barn.Nearly made me puke.
Too bad these steers aren't safe to eat :D :) :) :???:
 

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NR,
$100 a head is a real nice premium. Congratulations!!! What is A3-AA? Is that the same as yield grades here in the states?
Nice steers on the hoof and on the rail! :) :) :)
 

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ET Doc said:
NR,
$100 a head is a real nice premium. Congratulations!!! What is A3-AA? Is that the same as yield grades here in the states?
Nice steers on the hoof and on the rail! :) :) :)

I could be wrong........but I think it's a YG 3 - Select.
 

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NR- congrats.......saleday - the end result of a year's production cycle....a good cheque makes the whole dang thing seem almost like fun!!
 

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The other 8 steers were either CAB.Sterling or AAA-they're cleaning the pen today so I'll find out how the rest did. Katrina we don't have to get Canadian cattle overfat so they'll marble lol-just kidding. The feedlot makes the marketing call they're way better qualified than me to do so.
 

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