Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Holy Snikes Batman!!!

Our purebred Meyer 734 donor knocked one out of the park this year.  Make sure and get to Danforth, IL to Gray Show Cattle to check this beauty out.  She is Sired by Mercedes Benz and was raised in cooperation with Patrick Shuter of Shuter Show Stock.  Thanks to Zach and Kurt for their continued support of our program.

Donor to above heifer.  PB Simmental, Meyer 734 x Dunk

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

If your in the market for an Angus heifer

If you are in the market for an Angus heifer, I got a chance to see this one and  this rip is good. This picture does not do her justice.  She is a March SAV First Class x the 2249 super cow owned by Kevin Newman.  2249 is a Northern Improvement x Saugahatchee, and her calves have averaged over $5000 in her lifetime.  This one is super good looking, square as they come, great necked, flat shouldered, and got the power to go with all this. She sells 9/19 on anguslive.com in the Fall Angus Classic sale and can be viewed anytime in Greenfield, In at the Kevin Newman farm. Give Kevin a call at 765-215-3431 or Jon Sparks at 317-491-3965 to take a look. All the consigners of the Fall Angus Classic have assembled their best and it is truly a deep set of outstanding Angus heifers from some of the most progressive breeders in Indiana. Go check them out.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Super Proud!

Could not be prouder of Kendall...he is getting after his show heifers for next year.  He does not want things to turn out like they did at the county fair.  Below is a picture of him working with his heifer, Ginger last night at the barn.  

What is really cool is the conversation that you can not tell is taking place.  We were playing "pretend" that he was in the 2013 Showmanship finals at the Indiana State fair.  He wanted me to ask him questions while he was working on his heifer.  I probably went way overboard, but I am proud to say that at 8 years old, he not only knows the difference between girl and boy cows, he knows the difference between heifers and cows, approx. how long the gestation of a cow is, the difference between bulls and steers and the process of a bull becoming a steer( this was a tough one to explain), how many ribs cattle have, what his heifer "will be" bred to, who her momma is, that he is suppose to comb his calf after the judge touches it, to move to the side when the judge is looking at the front view, and last but not least, the answer to the ever famous showmanship question, " How many steers were born in the United States last year?". 

The scary part is, he remebered it all today, so that tells me that he is learning it.  The really cool thing is, I did not have to push him to do this, he wanted to do it all on his own. If he retains all of this information and continues to learn, he should be very successful in the showring.   Mom and I could not be more proud!!

I know it has been a few days, since I have posted, sorry about that, it is getting to be that busy time of year.  We have alot going on, we have started getting in the pigs for NAILE, have began to start working on some of the sale cattle and are trying to find time to get out and look at some of the other breeders in the areas calves, we have been hearing really good reports on them. 

Make sure to keep checking back for updates and pictures of sale cattle and anything else going on at the farm....REMEMBER, steer sales at are place start Sept. 1, first come, first serve.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Grand Champion steer- Illinois State Fair Open Show

Shown by Hunter Weber. Raised by us, Caldwell, and Arthur.  Sold by Gray. Congrats to all involved.  Look for full sib embryos selling in the Donors on Ice sale this fall during the NAILE

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Good luck to Morgan Tomson and Jayde Sills

Good luck to these 2 young ladies in the Overall Supreme showmanship contest tonight at the Indiana State Fair.

Friday, August 10, 2012

From Executive Sires Blog- Illinois State Fair

Monopoly x #75 Yellow donor in the stalls at the Illinois State Fair.  Raised by us and sold by Gray Show Cattle.  Thank you to Hunter Weber and family for all of your hard work and good luck this weekend.  Also thanks to Zach and Kurt for their continued support of our program and for placing our stock in such great homes.

Look for our genetics in in Gray Show Cattle's Sept. 16th sale.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Really Cool

One of the coolest closing statements that I have ever heard during a Supreme Drive.  Very well said Willie Kirkpatrick.  Thanks to B.J. Eick and the crew at Final Drive TV for posting this video.

Grand Barrow Drive Indiana State Fair

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A little late

Congratulations to Bailey Rist on Champion Charolais steer and 3rd overall steer at Indiana State Fair.  Also congratulations to Morgan Tomson on winning Supreme Overall Beef Showman.  We are very proud and honered to work with you two young ladies.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Champion Charolais Indiana State Fair

Congratulations to Bailey Rist on Champion Charolais steer today. Sired by Smilin Bob and Raised by Wagonhammer.  Good luck tomorrow night.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Facebook- Bailey Rist

It ain't easy being a show steer!

Famous in a small town

Our #10 donor made the front page of the local paper this week.  I love how the photographer was able to zoom in enough to get every fly on her face.