Tim Schaeffer

Cattle Professor

Tim Schaeffer runs Schaeffer Show cattle, a cow/calf and show cattle operation based out of Hagerstown, IN. He has spent the last 15 years raising and fitting show cattle. According to Schaeffer, the most important tool in the barn is a blower. When prepping a calf’s hair for the showring you can never blow too much. Bowing is one of the most important aspects of making sure that the hair looks fresh- the more you blow the better you are. His best tip for young people trying to get started in the cattle business is keep your mouth shut and ears open. You can learn a lot from listening to advice from those who have more experience.