|Posted by ElmoreCattle on February 13, 2013 at 10:35 AM||comments (1)|
Our 9th Annual Club Calf Sale is about one month away! It is scheduled for March 16, 2013 at 12:00 noon. Lunch will be served! Below you can find links/information for five hotels in the surrounding area.
2) Hampton Inn
3) Quality Inn
4) Days Inn
5) Howard Johnson
12490 Highway 56 N Clinton, SC 29325
(864) 833-4900 Hotel Class:2 stars
|Posted by ElmoreCattle on January 18, 2012 at 5:50 PM||comments (0)|
Mark your calendars, and book your flight today! The date for out 8th Annual Club Calf Sale has been set for March 17th, 2012. South Carolina is a great place to spend St. Patties Day, right? As long as good cattle and good company are involved, of course it is! The calves have been weaned, and the halter breaking process is soon to begin! Carrie will be on the farm this weekend, so hopefully we will have some nice picture-taking weather. Check back on the website, and on Facebook, for some candid shots of the cattle. We hope to see you all in the spring!
|Posted by ElmoreCattle on March 24, 2011 at 9:11 PM||comments (0)|
Well the work week is almost over. We have posted quite a few pictures of sale calves and have made great progress towards being ready for April 9th. The calves are leading well and have learned all about being rinsed and blown. Almost all of them have been clipped, but we still have a few to work on.We are extremely please with the progress made this week, and hope you all will be pleased with the pictures.
Besides getting ready for a sale, we are getting ready to hit the road. Our first show of the year is upon us! We have a new showman (or should i say show-woman) traveling with us to compete in her first show. Good luck to all of the exhibitors!
|Posted by ElmoreCattle on March 21, 2011 at 9:19 PM||comments (0)|
We are getting close to our 7th Annual Club Calf Sale. Mark your calendars for the weekend of April 8th and 9th. The sale starts at 10:00 AM Saturday, the 9th. We are excited about this years calf crop. Comparing these calves, with cattle from previous sales, this is the best group yet. Last year was an exceptional year, and this year will be even better! We have been spending alot of time with the cattle, breaking them to tie and teaching them to lead. This week, Carrie is on spring break, so while we have an extra hand, we hope to concentrate our work on clipping. If all goes as planned and weather permits, pictures will be posted around the end of the week.
For those of you planning to transport cattle to Florida, a trailer will be available to haul cattle to a central location. The cost will be dependant on the price of diesel. The cost of diesel divided by the number of calves on the trailer will equal the price per head. This means that the more cows on the trailer, the cheaper it will be
Give us a call if we can assist you or answer any questions regarding calves or the sale itself.
|Posted by ElmoreCattle on September 13, 2010 at 11:18 PM||comments (0)|
Temperatures are dropping! The much needed rain is pouring down on the farm. The cooler weather is nice for traveling and trailering cattle. Our show season is picking up rapidly, so we are on the road often. We recently traveled to Fletcher, NC for the NC Mountain State Fair. We enjoying fellowshiping with friends and customers, celebrating Radawn's belated birthday, practicing our fitting skills, and showing cattle. Congratulations to the Mackey's for winning Reserve AOB in the District show, 1st place winner in the Open Jr Show, and 1st place in the Open All Breed Heifer Show on Monday, with a calf purchased in April at our 6th Annual Club Calf Sale.
A tip for Manatee County customers: Check your calf's hooves. Trimming may be necessary. Don't wait until right before the show. We don't want your calf to have sore feet and risk decreasing your daily weight gain. Speaking of daily weight gain, we suggest you check the weight per day of gain to make sure you are on track to achieve the weight you desire for January. Pay close attention the weight your are currently at, and the amount/quality of feed you need to be feeding to be at the best possible weight to finish at a desired weight.
For buyers in all areas: Please make sure your cattle have free choice mineral supply. Even though fall is on the way, please stay concerned about keeping your animal cool. This is the perfect time to start growing and training hair. Keep those fans running.
|Posted by ElmoreCattle on August 7, 2010 at 2:15 PM||comments (1)|
Summer is in full swing. Temperatures are up in SC, and probably in FL too. We hope that you are doing everything possible to keep those cattle cool. “When humans are uncomfortable at 80° F. and feel hot at 90° F., cattle may well be in the danger zone for extreme heat stress,” says Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Extension cattle reproduction specialist, in his weekly Cow-calf Corner newsletter. “Humidity is an additional stressor that intensifies the heat by making body heat dissipation more difficult.” When it comes to heat, cattle need water and air flow. However, dirty water doesn't do much good. Dumping and scrubbing water buckets should be done multiple times a week. Shade and air curculation is a necessity. You may be interested in Sullivan Supply's TURBO Fan. Also, Sullivan's Cool Collars are a great way to cool down cattle in the heat of the day. Clipping your calf's head and neck will also keep them cool. We hope you keep working your cattle on the halter and with the show stick so they will be ready for any upcoming shows before the county fair. Working cattle early in the morning, or in the evening is a smart way to beat the heat. Your cattle will most likely not cooperate with you in the middle of the day. Let us know if you have any questions or problems! Feel free to call at anytime or email. Also, we would love to stay updated with each of you and your projects...we love pictures! Have a fun summer, stay cool, and keep those cattle cool too!
|Posted by ElmoreCattle on April 20, 2010 at 7:16 PM||comments (0)|
Life is good on the farm in Cross Anchor. Spring calves are about thirty to sixty days old, running around, and looking good. We are getting ready to load up the trailer again and head to a show in North Carolina.
We hope that everyone who purchased a calf in March is enjoying their investment. For those of you who received your calf a few weeks ago, we hope that you are well on your way to having a perfectly trained show animal. We hope that you have halter broke your calf so that he or she will walk outside of a stall. Rinsing, combing, and blow drying should be in your daily routine, especially if you have a show coming up. Remember to be careful when using soap. If it is used to often, the skin and hair may become dried out and create dandruff. Water and "elbow grease" will be sufficient.
If your calf was just delivered to you a few days ago, we hope that your calf has adjusted to his or her new home. We hope that you are working hard to get your calf halter broke. You should be tying your calf up daily, but don't tie too high! (A good rule of thumb is to tie with the chin parallel to the ground.) The height that you tie your calf's head will be the height he or she will hold it in the show ring. Introduce the show stick to your calf as you are working to move your calf around the stall.
We would love to see pictures as your animal is progressing. Feel free to call or email with any questions!
PS. If you don't have any shows within the next few months, now is a good time to body clip your calf. Keep it cool with plenty of clean water and shade.
|Posted by ElmoreCattle on March 27, 2010 at 9:55 PM||comments (0)|
Sale day was a success. We wish to thank everyone who helped with the preparations to make the day run smoothly. Thanks to everyone who attended. We had customers from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Florida. We wish everyone lots of luck with your projects. We will be anxious to see lots of pictures with your progress. Keep us updated! Safe travels to everyone heading home. We look forward to seeing you next year at our 7th Annual Club Calf sale.
|Posted by ElmoreCattle on March 25, 2010 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
There is only a day and a half until sale day! The Elmore farm is a busy place. Lots of spring cleaning, hours of washing and clipping calves, and very little nap time. We look forward to seeing all of you this weekend. Don't forget about the preview time Friday night at 5:30, with hotdogs and hamburgers. Call us if you plan to come.
(864) 969-2200 (home)
(864) 237-7597(Tim's cell)
|Posted by ElmoreCattle on March 9, 2010 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|
Hampton Inn & Suites (Exit 54)
201 E Corporate Center Drive
Clinton, SC 29325
$84 & tax (mention Elmore Cattle Co)
2 queen beds, complimentary hot & cold breakfast buffet, indoor pool, fitness room
Comfort Inn & Suites (Exit 52)
12865 Hwy 56 North
Clinton, SC 29325
$?? (mention Elmore Cattle Co)
complimentary cont'l breakfast, indpoor pool, fitness room
Quality Inn (Exit 52)
105 Trade Street
Clinton, SC 29325
$59 rate (mention Elmore Cattle Co)
standard room, complimentary cont'l breakfast