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leanin' H

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I am a huge fan of stockshows IF the reason for said show is to raise good kids and worry about the ribbons and trophys a lot further down the list. We had a blast last year as both our kids had lambs and did really well. This year Little H has decided to show a steer. She will be 10 and i wondered if it was too soon but she has done great. We raised her calf and he and her get along swell. :D
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She calls him "streaker boy" as he was always streaking around as calf. He weighed 1055 on Saturday.
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My brother's son and his red angus calf that weighed 1170.
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Brother's daughter and her calf that weighed 935
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Getting some pretty blue bling in his ear! (That's what the kids call an ear tag) :lol:
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A neighbor kid tagging his steer.
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Same kid with his wild steer that really needs a lot of work to gentle down! :lol: :lol: RJ won a belt buckle last year in the fitting and showing contest.
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This calf escaped the night we weaned them. We knew he was gonna be Little H's calf and i went out after dark to check on the weaned calves and he was GONE! :shock: I spent 4 hours driving around with a spot light and couldnt find him. The next day i cut tracks but lost them when he hit the paved road. I spent all dang day checking neighbors and even started back up the valley toward where his cow was at 20 miles away. About 5 in the evening a friend called and said he'd found him 10 miles west walking a fence. I took a horse out and got him loaded in the trailer and home. It's always an adventure! :D
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Our NEW stock trailer!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D It's a new to us 2002 Sooner 20' aluminum. We gave $4500 for it. I guess we are big time now! :wink: :D
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Big Muddy rancher said:
The steers look GREAT :!: :D

Was that weight with or without them leaning on the scale? :wink: :lol: :lol:

You beat me to it! :lol:

That ol' mossyhorn in the white shirt looks to have wintered about like me, maybe he was on the scale too. :p

Those steers weighed up well. When is the show H? Little H's steer looks like he could go to 1450 if you've got another 75+ days.
 

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I did winter way too well. Nothing some fencing and warm days shouldn't sluff off. :D I am pretty nervous about Little H's steer. The show isn't til August 3rd and 4th so he has 130 days yet. Seems like they slow down a little with hot weather but we are watching his ration real close so he isn't over finished. I think we can have him finished nicley, but if the judge doesnt like 1400+ calves we might be cooked. But we aren't raising the steer, we are raising a pretty good little cattlewoman and she has learned and knows a bunch about stock and handling calves and the work it takes to get the job done. I couldn't be prouder of my Girl! :D Whatever happens at the show is simply a bonus. :D
 

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leanin' H said:
I did winter way too well. Nothing some fencing and warm days shouldn't sluff off. :D I am pretty nervous about Little H's steer. The show isn't til August 3rd and 4th so he has 130 days yet. Seems like they slow down a little with hot weather but we are watching his ration real close so he isn't over finished. I think we can have him finished nicley, but if the judge doesnt like 1400+ calves we might be cooked. But we aren't raising the steer, we are raising a pretty good little cattlewoman and she has learned and knows a bunch about stock and handling calves and the work it takes to get the job done. I couldn't be prouder of my Girl! :D Whatever happens at the show is simply a bonus. :D

That is a great attitude, H. I commend you for it.
The calf looks good and you are really going to like that trailer.
 

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you are sure lucky that Little H got her looks from her mother. :wink:
all looks good, even the trailer.(even tho it's not a Wilson :p )
 

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I'm enjoying your pictures you've posted lately! Looks like a good life! I got my certification in the mail the other day that states I am the world's smallest ranch...so???.... :D I seen a post the other day that said they are small....and they had twice as many cows as me :D
 

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I love your attitude about showing. Just wish there were more people like you. I always thought fat critter shows, should be done after the critters had a bath, with them all slicked DOWN, so you can see exactly how the calf is made.
Sounds to me like you did pretty good on the new trailer too, but I think we got you beat on that. Last week we got a 16' open top bumper pull, for the price of the fuel to go get it. :lol:
 

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