Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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
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.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
Look for our genetics in in Gray Show Cattle's Sept. 16th sale.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
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.