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Fitting cattle
Fitting cattle
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Fitting cattle

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  • 1. Fitting Cattle Christopher Garmon A technique learned over time
  • 2. Objective <ul><li>How to fit and show steers and heifers for the junior agriculture programs </li></ul><ul><li>How to present the animal to the best of the exhibitors advantage </li></ul>Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  • 3. Supplies <ul><li>Brushes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rice root, wash brush </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This brush will help stimulate growth in the hair follicle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It also helps the hair grow in certain directions </li></ul></ul>Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  • 4. Supplies <ul><li>The most popular comb is the scotch comb, which helps “fluff” the hair </li></ul><ul><li>This comb is used on an everyday basis, most particular on show day </li></ul>Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  • 5. Supplies <ul><li>The blower helps dry the animals hair, helps remove dust, and is valuable in training the hair. </li></ul>Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  • 6. Supplies <ul><li>A good set of clippers is a MUST </li></ul><ul><li>When selecting a set, choose ones with a good motor and interchangeable heads. </li></ul><ul><li>Heads can be changed for clipping longer body hair or for close clipping of hair on parts such as the head and tail </li></ul>Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  • 7. Before You Start Clipping <ul><li>You must wash your animal to remove all dirt and debris </li></ul><ul><li>This also helps stimulate the hair growth </li></ul>Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  • 8. Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  • 9. After Washing <ul><li>After washing your animal, you will take it to a tie ring and dry it off with the blower </li></ul><ul><li>You must keep the hair going all the same direction as it will help train your hair, going towards the head </li></ul><ul><li>While blowing the animal dry, comb with either a scotch comb or a rice root with your other hand </li></ul>Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  • 10. “ Boning the legs” <ul><li>When clipping the legs, keep them as square as possible </li></ul><ul><li>The ideal outcome, you want them to look like a 4X4 post </li></ul><ul><li>Never take off too much of the hair when clipping the legs </li></ul>Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  • 11. “ Boning the Legs” cont’d <ul><li>If you take off to much hair on the legs then you will have nothing to work with later. </li></ul><ul><li>When clipping, always try to blend in every part of the animals body. </li></ul><ul><li>Never finish with “hard lines” </li></ul><ul><li>Make the animal look as natural as possible </li></ul>Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  • 12. Show Day Preparation <ul><li>Clipping the legs promotes straightness and eye appeal </li></ul><ul><li>Use a leg adhesive that can look natural to hold the leg hair in place </li></ul><ul><li>Try to make it look as natural as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Work small areas at a time </li></ul><ul><li>Spray adhesive and pull through with a scotch comb to make the hair stand on end </li></ul>Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  • 13. Show Day-cont’d <ul><li>If you have been training the hair all along, it will look sharp </li></ul><ul><li>Remember, pull up and forward when brushing </li></ul><ul><li>Bone the legs up to the twist, which is about halfway up the hindquarter </li></ul><ul><li>After you bone the legs, you will need to shape them with the clippers and make them look as straight as possible </li></ul>Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com
  • 14. Complete Fit Steer Compilation: AECD, California || For more veterinary stuff visit www.techyvety.com

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