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Never before has there been the unique opportunity to use genetics of 2 Houston Grand Champion Steers combined into one great TH & PHA Free package. The sire Solid Gold cell line was purchased by us and a cell line was taken at 6 months of age. Good as gold cell line was purchased by us and taken at approximately at 7 months of age Which in itself shows what we thought of both long before the Houston Steer Show made them famous. How can you find a sire with a more power packed genetic make up?? We don’t think you can. Seems the name is so fitting Good as Gold.
HALLSVILLE — With a firm tug, Socks led Morgan Naeger into a patch of shoulder-high grass. The black calf with white legs was resisting Morgan’s commands more than usual.
“Don’t let her pull you in there,” Morgan’s mother, Suzie Naeger, coached. “Pull back.”
With a hard tug, Morgan’s florescent pink shorts and rubber boots featuring galloping horses emerged from the grass and back into the yard of her family’s quiet Hallsville farmhouse. Morgan, 8, was leading Socks through the yard in preparation for the 4-H Bucket Calf Show, which took place at the Boone County Fair on Monday night.
The Bucket Calf Project is open to 8- and 9-year-old Missouri 4-H members with an interest in livestock showmanship. The calves must be owned and hand-fed by the project members, and awards are given based on showmanship, the animal’s condition and the participant’s knowledge of the animal, according to the Boone County 4-H website.
During the competition, participants led a calf around a small show ring in front of a judge and had to answer questions about their calf and proper animal care. The calves are called bucket calves because they’re fed from a bucket, instead of being fed from their mothers.
The bucket calves require daily care from project members, something Suzie Naeger believes taught her daughters to follow through on their commitments.
“They make a commitment in the fall and, once we choose the animal that they’re going to show in the spring, then that’s a commitment from that point all the way to the fair,” Suzie Naeger said.
But making that commitment wasn’t difficult for Morgan, the youngest of four generations of her family to live on their farm on Route HH. Her great-grandfather bought the land in the 1950s, after his original farm was taken to make way for I-70, said Jimmie Ray, Morgan’s grandfather. Ray grew up on the land until he bought his own farm down the road in the mid-1960s. Naeger and her husband, Jason Naeger, have since moved back to the farm on Route HH to raise their children.
Suzie Naeger is no stranger to the show ring herself. Suzie Naeger was involved in 4-H and the National FFA Organization throughout high school and traveled around the country to participate in livestock showmanship competitions. Her interest in agriculture encouraged her father to continue to expand his herd. At its largest, it comprised more than 100 animals.
Since then, Ray’s herd has declined. By his estimation, so has involvement in the bucket calf project. Ray believes participation is one-half to one-third of what it used to be, in part because of the rising costs of raising cattle.
“Last year a lot of people that used to show cattle went to sheep and hogs,” Ray said. “It doesn’t cost as much.”
Indeed, the decline in participation in the bucket calf project may reflect a larger trend in declining interest in agriculture. Between 1997 and 2007, the number of farms in Missouri dropped to 99,171 from 110,986, according to the Department of Agriculture. In the same time period, the amount of Missouri land in farms dropped by 2 million acres, according to the USDA.
Ray also remembers the days when most small farmers had a wide variety of animals on their farms — hogs, cattle, sheep — something he says is impossible for farmers these days.
“People could survive. Now they can’t do that,” Ray said. “You have to be big in it or get out.”
This means an uncertain future for the herd Ray and his daughter spent years raising. For more than 15 years, Ray has rented grazing land from two neighboring farmers who have recently relinquished ownership of their land to their children.
“I wonder every year if their kids are going to sell it or if it’ll be there,” Ray said. If the land is sold, there won’t be enough room for his cattle to graze.
However, Suzie Naeger believes projects like the bucket calf are an effective way to combat this trend and encourage kids to get involved in agriculture from a young age.
“The animals are much smaller so they’re easier to work with and you get the opportunity to bond with the animal and see it grow,” Suzie Naeger said. “Different from a pet, this could be a livelihood for individuals. It’s a great way to be exposed to agriculture.”
Morgan does not yet know whether she wants to take over her family’s farm — she has hopes of studying dance at the Juilliard School or becoming a guitarist, among other things. Until then, she’s content to spend a few evenings a week in her grandfather’s dark blue Ford taking care of his herd, and raising her own bucket calves.
UNDOUBTEDLY THE THICKEST CHAROLAIS CROSS BULL OUT THERE. WITH SEVERAL OF HIS CALVES BRINGING OVER $50,000, MANY OF THE GREAT PRODUCERS ARE INCLUDING HIM IN THEIR PROGRAMS. JUST ASK KORKY WISE AND KENNY LEHMAN
Females located in Lookeba, OK. This is an exceptional set of fall females cut off the top of Ryan Went’s fall calving heifers including a few feature cow lots. These females have been run on grass and have not had grain. They are in a cowman’s kind of condition and will be ready to calve shortly after sale date. All the work has been done and you couldn’t ask for a better time to purchase some outstanding females. These females are maternally bred with endless mating possibilities for the new owners. If you have any question about the cattle, you can call Ryan, Judd, or any of the sale representatives and we would be glad to assist you. Ryan Went – (402) 920 – 1497 Judd Went – (402) 276 – 7431 For bidding assistance or sale management, please contact SL Craft – (405) 880 – 6840
|Sire: Mercedes Benz|
|Dam: Low % Maine|
|Due Date: Aug 25|
Comments: What a way to start off the bred heifer offering. This Benz heifer exemplifies everything you want in a front pasture female. Sweet necked, powerful through her hip, and stands on a great foot and bone. This is the kind that doesn’t come along very often.
|Sire: Paddy O’Malley|
|Due Date: Aug 18|
This female has it all put together. Powerful and elegant. This is definitely one of the highlights of the offering.
|Sire: Mercedes Benz|
|Dam: Low % Maine|
|Due Date: Aug 15|
Here is another Benz heifer that has all the right parts. If we could have gotten more Benz heifers built like this for the sale, we would have. They are good!
RESULTS ARE JUST STARTING TO POUR IN ON THIS GREAT TH & PHA FREE MONOPOLY SON. AND, THEY ARE SO EXCITING!! HIGH DOLLAR GENETICS AT ORDINARY PEOPLE PRICES. WE FELT HE LOOKED SO GOOD THAT WE RETESTED HIM FOR TH & PHA AND YES THE RESULTS WERE STILL THE SAME! MUST USE IN YOUR BREEDING PROGRAM!
THE NON- BELIEVERS HAVE NOW BECOME BELIEVERS. I-80 RANKS #1 WHEN IT COMES TO MAKING HIGH SELLERS AND IN JUST MAKING GREAT FUNCTIONAL CATTLE. OTHERS CLAIM THEIR SIRE CAN DO WHAT I-80 HAD ALREADY PROVEN TO DO. ALL WE CAN SAY IS , AT LEAST THEY ARE MAKING COMPARISONS TO ONE GREAT BULL! CAN YOU BLAME THEM FOR TRYING?
Shown By Sydnee Ochs
Sold By Randy Poad
Sired By Monopoly Money
Shown By Lage Family
Raised By Compton
Sired By Monopoly/Monopoly Clone
Shown By Peterson Family
RaisedBy David Brown
Sold By Joe Amaral
Sired By I-80
Out Of I Am Legend Dam
WITH THE SMOKE CRAZE RUNNING RAMPED IN THE SHOW RING, SILVER LINING WAS A BULL WE KNEW WE NEEDED TO HAVE IN OUR 2014 LINEUP. WET AND DRY THIS BULL IMPRESSES THE MOST CRITICAL CLUB CALF PEOPLE. THE MORE YOU STUDY HIM HIS BEAST THE MORE YOU YOU ARE IMPRESSED. SUPER COMPLETE WITH GREAT BONE, MUSCLE AND MASS IN AN ULTRA SOUND PACKAGE. WE FEEL THIS BULL IS DESTINED FOR GREAT THINGS.
Shown By Brooke Gibbons
Raised By Anthony Topmiller
Sired By Monopoly Clone
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