bulls not equally prolific

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bulls not equally prolific

Postby Chocolate Cow » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:04 pm

Interesting article posted on FaceBook this morning.

https://www.producer.com/2017/11/bulls- ... c-pasture/
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Re: bulls not equally prolific

Postby dun » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:27 pm

Gee I wonder how much the study cost to just come up with the same thing that has been known for years.
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Re: bulls not equally prolific

Postby Chocolate Cow » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:11 pm

Yeah dun. I thought it was more informative than it is. I tried to listen to the Webinar and couldn't stand to listen to the woman presenting it. Then-I tried to delete the topic and can't do that either. :hide:
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Re: bulls not equally prolific

Postby Bullitt » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:08 pm

Chocolate Cow wrote:Interesting article posted on FaceBook this morning.

https://www.producer.com/2017/11/bulls- ... c-pasture/


"The recommendation is one bull per 25 cows, but results from the first year showed that one bull produced just one calf while the highest was 53 calves. The average was 21 calves per bull."

I would hate to end up with a bull that produced one calf.

Something I am not clear about after reading the article is how the cattle were managed. Were all the cattle together or were they in smaller herds? I would think if there are multiple bulls together that the dominant bull would be keeping other bulls from breeding. But if that low-performing bull were on his own he might produce many calves.
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Re: bulls not equally prolific

Postby mpassmore85 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:56 am

Or use a longhorn bull and cover 70-90 cows
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Re: bulls not equally prolific

Postby Supa Dexta » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:35 am

..and break even with the guy that only raised 25 calves that weren't long horn. :lol:
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Re: bulls not equally prolific

Postby pdfangus » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:31 am

whole article doesn't mean much because there were too many variables that were not addressed.

what we do not know is if it is the fault of the article author .....

or the fault of a poorly designed project that someone got a degree on anyway....
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