Best Show Heifer and Show Steer Names

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What’s in a name?

Coming up with a name for your next show calf can be hard. It’s a serious commitment, especially when we are talking about naming show heifers. Growing up, I loved the process of naming my show heifers and always enlisted the help of my siblings. Today on our family ranch, I’m still the first person to give a nickname to any animal that comes through for any sort of special treatment.

To help make the process a little easier for you, here’s a list of show heifer names I can remember my siblings and I coming up with as kids:

Alice

Angel

Annie

Belle

Beyoncé

Blackie (real original)

Cassie

Cutie Pie

Daisy

Grace

Honey

Iris

Katy

Lady

Lassie

Lily (can’t go wrong with a flower)

Lucky

Madison

Mary

Minnie

Peaches (with a calf named Cream of course)

Reba

Scarlet

Shiloh

Stripe

Summer

Sweetie

Sydney (named half of them after my cousins…)

 

After selecting the perfect name for your show heifer, comes the simpler task of naming a steer. Market animals are easier because you can have a little more creativity and it often doesn’t really matter what you call them. You aren’t making the same commitment as when naming a show heifer. However, remember you may have to use this name in a buyer letter, so choose wisely.

 

Ace

Beef

Bentley

Blackie (a go to for anything black)

Blue

Butcher

Cash

Chuck

College Fund (when you realize what a savings account is)

Cowboy

Dollar

Duke

Ferdinand

Flash

Fuzzy

George

Gus

Hamburger

Jake

Jerry

Joe

Johnny

King

Luke

Midnight (branching away from “Blackie” here folks)

Monster

Norman

Pay Day (P.D. or P. Diddy for short)

Pete

Red (pretty self explanatory)

Rufus

Sam

Sir Loin (two words, real formal with the “sir”)

Splash (anything with random splashes of white or color)

Stanley

Stetson

Steve

Swagger

T-Bone

Tyrone

Wayne (if your steer is also someone’s grandpa)

Still can’t find a name you like? Choose a theme to go with like naming your animals after celebrities, types of fruit, superheroes (I would love to see a stall card with the name Captain America on it), or your favorite cities.

We hope this list helped spark your creativity! Tell us, what did you name your first show animal? Help us add to this list!

 

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Ranch House Designs staff member, Tierra Kessler.

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