A Free Way to Get Cows Bred?

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Re: A Free Way to Get Cows Bred?

Postby fasttommy » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:48 pm

It's not free, the bull and the 2 heifers will be consuming your forage, that could potentially be feeding an additional 2-3 pairs of your own. I assume he wants them to be there for a 6-7 month grazing season (IDK what the typical grazing season near Waco is) rather than just 60 days or so.
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Re: A Free Way to Get Cows Bred?

Postby Son of Butch » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:42 am

Bullitt wrote:I do not like the idea of being a partner with someone or being liable if the bull dies.

Then rent him the pasture for the summer for $1 with your cows in it and he accepts risk and any vet costs for his
animals and you for yours.
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Re: A Free Way to Get Cows Bred?

Postby hillbilly beef man » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:07 am

Allenw wrote:Take the cows down the road when they're in heat and let them in with the first bull you find. Used to be popular practice with those that had a few milk cows, not so with the bull owners so you might want to do this after dark.

I had a neighbor on the back side of dad's place that did this for years. He had a small place with 4 cows on it. He would let the fence down when one of his cows came in heat let dad's bull in. A couple of days later he would run dad's bull back home. He always took good care of the border fence between him and dad so he never minded this arrangement.
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Re: A Free Way to Get Cows Bred?

Postby gcreekrch » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:12 am

They ain't no free lunch!
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Re: A Free Way to Get Cows Bred?

Postby Son of Butch » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:52 am

Huh... had coupon for one just the other day.
I didn't bother to use it, so can't tell you if it was any good.
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Re: A Free Way to Get Cows Bred?

Postby Bullitt » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:30 pm

Son of Butch wrote:Huh... had coupon for one just the other day.
I didn't bother to use it, so can't tell you if it was any good.


Good one!

Yes, I know that the bull would not be totally free. The bull and two heifers would be eating my grass. But that is as close to free as anyone is probably going to get.
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