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Bull age

Postby pricefarm » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:36 pm

Would a one year old bull be old enough to breed 10 heifers ? I keep back some heifers and my bull isn't a low birth weight bull. I have found a nice bull for sale that is a year old. I probably will breed the heifers around the end of May. So he would be 14 months old then.
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Re: Bull age

Postby gcreekrch » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:44 pm

If that bull has reached puberty and is tall enough to reach the heifers, he would handle 20 of them easily. Make sure he has been semen tested before you write the cheque.
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Re: Bull age

Postby JW IN VA » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:08 pm

The Angus Assn used to only back bulls that were 14 months old or older.Not sure if its changed.
I used to tell customers when I was selling commercial yearlings that I wouldn't guarantee a yearling to breed,but they'd best not put him in with something they didn't want bred.
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Re: Bull age

Postby pricefarm » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:11 pm

He is around 1000 lbs now should be plenty big to reach the heifers
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Re: Bull age

Postby Son of Butch » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:28 pm

1 per month of age is the rule of thumb for long yearlings, so he should be able to keep 14 in a tight calving window.
As gcreekrch said, have him semen tested before delivery/payment.
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Re: Bull age

Postby Ky hills » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:29 pm

We often turn 12 or 13 month old bulls out with 10 or 12 head, provided they have passed a BSE.
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Re: Bull age

Postby Mat Man » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:06 am

Is the young bull registered so you know his EPDs?
It is a roll of dice if he is commercial stock.
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Re: Bull age

Postby pricefarm » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:35 pm

I guess that bull is out of the question. Went and looked at him and he is a good bull but he isn't registered. No real big deal his daddy is a reg low birth weight bull but the mother is supposedly a reg angus but no paper work. So not sure I want to take a chance and use him on heifers. What do y'all think ? Here's a pic of him
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Re: Bull age

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:41 pm

pricefarm wrote:I guess that bull is out of the question. Went and looked at him and he is a good bull but he isn't registered. No real big deal his daddy is a reg low birth weight bull but the mother is supposedly a reg angus but no paper work. So not sure I want to take a chance and use him on heifers. What do y'all think ? Here's a pic of him
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Looks pretty good, how much?
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Re: Bull age

Postby pricefarm » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:45 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
pricefarm wrote:I guess that bull is out of the question. Went and looked at him and he is a good bull but he isn't registered. No real big deal his daddy is a reg low birth weight bull but the mother is supposedly a reg angus but no paper work. So not sure I want to take a chance and use him on heifers. What do y'all think ? Here's a pic of him
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Looks pretty good, how much?


1400$
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Re: Bull age

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:47 pm

pricefarm wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
pricefarm wrote:I guess that bull is out of the question. Went and looked at him and he is a good bull but he isn't registered. No real big deal his daddy is a reg low birth weight bull but the mother is supposedly a reg angus but no paper work. So not sure I want to take a chance and use him on heifers. What do y'all think ? Here's a pic of him
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Looks pretty good, how much?


1400$


How do the sire's numbers look? The price is right, no pun intended.
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Re: Bull age

Postby pricefarm » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:53 pm

Here is the sires reg number 17377187. I don't know much about epds.
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Re: Bull age

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:35 pm

I looked him up. I think he'll do just fine breeding your heifers.
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Re: Bull age

Postby midTN_Brangusman » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:08 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:I looked him up. I think he'll do just fine breeding your heifers.


TT, I was out at Daniels picking up some gates. Looks like he has another fine set of RA heifers running with a bull.
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Re: Bull age

Postby Lucky » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:54 pm

Only problem I have had with turning young bulls out (less than 24-26 months) is that they never reach thier full growth potential. Not sure if anyone else has had this issue, mine seem to stall out and just never fully recover.
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