Just a baby bull to pick on.

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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby 3waycross » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:14 am

He's very weak in the rear end which has been stated as being a 10X fault. So far this calf has done nothing to refute that. BTW none of these pictures show what I considered his best trait which was his width on top. Is that still there?
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby Briar Ridge Angus » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:24 pm

These are the only photos I have that even show his width. I am going to keep him intact for now to see how he plays out.

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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby 3waycross » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:17 pm

Well, he's your bull but when you ask people what they think they sure as heck tell you...I didn't say cut him but I believe he's not going to improve.
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby elkwc » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:04 pm

Briar Ridge Angus wrote:These are the only photos I have that even show his width. I am going to keep him intact for now to see how he plays out.

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I've seen the Tex X calves change a lot as they mature. Please keep us informed as to how he matures ove the next 6-10 months.
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby Briar Ridge Angus » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:23 am

Snapped a few more today that I think are better pictures.

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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby ALACOWMAN » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:01 am

Put down the camera, and pick up a knife. And whittle on them nads
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby cattleman99 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:10 am

Sometimes they don't turn out. I agree just cut him. You want your customers to get a good bull they are happy with so they come back someday. You sell this guy it's a one and done.

I just cut a bull last week whose full brother was my best bull last year. The cow has a solid track record with a daughter in the herd and 2 other sons sold to happy customers. This one just didnt have it.
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby Son of Butch » Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:45 am

Most small farm producer sales are 1 and done anyway.
10x name alone will generate interest and may make the sale..... (Caveat Emptor)
current slaughter bull prices have about the same profit margin as fed cattle (about breakeven)
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby Workinonit Farm » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:10 pm

In my (humble) opinion, his 1/2 brother is by far a better bull prospect, compared to him. The 1st calf looks like a heifer, the 2nd calf looks like a bull.
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby ALACOWMAN » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:19 pm

This ain't directed completely at the OP..just speaking in general..there's just waaaay to many good angus bulls out there... Angus producers nowadays need to scrutinize a bull calf to death..10 to 20 years ago he would look better than average..now he would be concidered average...
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby True Grit Farms » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:29 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:This ain't directed completely at the OP..just speaking in general..there's just waaaay to many good angus bulls out there... Angus producers nowadays need to scrutinize a bull calf to death..10 to 20 years ago he would look better than average..now he would be concidered average...


Noassatall, it's a shame he ever made it this far. Angus breeders have shot themselves in the foot, because most don't know how to use a knife, and the rest won't.
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Re: Just a baby bull to pick on.

Postby Son of Butch » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:17 pm

Workinonit Farm wrote:In my (humble) opinion, his 1/2 brother is by far a better bull prospect, compared to him.
The 1st calf looks like a heifer, the 2nd calf looks like a bull.

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(Sorry, read some Golda Meir quotes this morning and just looking for a place to use it. :)

When the time comes he'll have two 10x sons for sale and can use them to get a better total price.
You want the good one.... $X,XXX
You want the other.... $xxxx

The lesser 1/2 brother makes the good one look even better.
Then when the good one is removed, the other doesn't look as bad.
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