A big, stout, good structured barn find. We don’t gather many cattle but when I get the opportunity to buy a good calf that is different than what we have in house and has so much upside I will buy them. This baldie is mature and reads to be very easy feeding. He is huge footed, awesome structured, great in his middle body shape, and is massive hipped. He can be ready early, even for a fair in July! His sire is a really cool yellow bull from Kroupa in South Dakota that died before any promotion or much semen was collected. Surgically dehorned before the sale.
I have received comments in past years that I don’t put big mature cattle on this second sale, as a result I have 3 big stout heavy steers as lots 1, 2, 3 on this sale. A Here I Am out of my 123 cow that checks a lot of boxes, four flush mates averaged $3750 on our first sale. This one is probably the best haired of the litter, great big hipped, and good structured. These cattle are really stout, and as time goes on this one will follow that path. Will be an easy one to feed for July or August! Will be surgically dehorned before the sale.
This blaze faced baldie completes the trio of big mature “Midwest state fair” sized steers on this sale. A complete, stout, high quality steer with presence, and a good set of wheels. This cow’s family has been really good to us, we have four full sib sisters and sold one years back for north of $6000 to Nebraska. I really like the look, the fundamental build, and quality of this steer. As an added bonus he is really friendly and should be easy to manage for about any family.
My observation in the livestock world is that the really good ones are either hard to keep alive or hard to manage. This red bugger is really good! “But he’s a tatted up mumble rapper.” Big butt, big rib, big paws, big haired and an awesome front, straight out of the top of a perfect shoulder. This cat is cool, but he needs an experienced home.
This is a good calf that checks a lot of boxes – stout, square, sound, and functional with a good look. He is sound structured, good footed, and stout with nice hair. He will be a good project for an August or September fair. Will be surgically dehorned before the sale.
A good steer out of Launter’s Outsider bull and the proven Walks Alone cow. He is square, good fronted calf, and really good haired. He has a fair amount of roan if you need to classify shorthorn on a visual basis, I think it is likely, but he is a paperable Shorthorn Plus. If nothing else he is an easy feeding steer, motivated by eating weeds so much he rubbed a lot of hair off his neck and ear, reaching through the fence trying to get just one weed.
We had good luck selling white, red eared shorthorn cattle the year. This is the youngest of the white ones so he’s on the second sale. Really high quality shorthorn marked steer that will classify anywhere. He is square, sound, and good haired. He is a first year family friendly calf. Will be surgically dehorned before the sale.
This is the only steer on either sale out of a pasture bull we use here. Stout, shapely, and good looking. There are several calves on this sale out of “Bubbles” daughters. He was a bull that we raised and used who was a Strictly Business out of a Meyer 734 OCC Dixie Erica. Good young cows with a bright future. I see this steer being stout, sound, and soggy with a good look as a fat!
A really solid baldie steer that has a lot of upside. I guess that’s what “breeding for the look” will get you. I always like baldie cattle and this is a good one. Very proportionate, good in his center body, sound, and functional at the ground and in his lower joints.
Another sound, attractive calf that has a good look. His growth curve makes me think he could feed into the fall or early winter if you want. He is good fronted, good haired, and functional in his lower skeleton. Just add feed. Will be surgically dehorned before the sale.