Big heifer bull!

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Big heifer bull!

Postby Black and Good » Wed May 24, 2017 7:40 am

I think this might be this ol' boy's last year to run with the heifers. Haven't weighed him but I'm guessing close to ton. These heifers are 850- 1000# what you all think?

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Re: Big heifer bull!

Postby talltimber » Wed May 24, 2017 8:24 am

If he's light on a cow, I don't see a problem? If he's not, like my old bull, might find another for heifers and smaller cows. Dad had a bull that would have went 2500 easy enough, that he said they never stepped out of their tracks. He held all his own weight practically, no problem on smaller cattle.
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Re: Big heifer bull!

Postby WalnutCrest » Wed May 24, 2017 8:25 am

Sounds like he's both "a big bull that's safe for heifers" and "a bull that's good to use on big heifers".

I hope you get a good price for selling him!
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Re: Big heifer bull!

Postby talltimber » Wed May 24, 2017 8:38 am

Ah. Quite the difference there between the two, WC. I didn't catch the potential difference at first. A guy could go by a description, and read it how he wants, although he may be surprised later.
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Re: Big heifer bull!

Postby Brute 23 » Wed May 24, 2017 8:42 am

Not a big deal unless you actually see a problem. There are plenty of big bulls doing the same work.

I agree with an above post. If he can't carry his weight properly and is causing problems breeding heifers, he may cause problems with cows or to himself long term and I would probably bounce him while you can get a good price for him.

What kind of bull is that?
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Re: Big heifer bull!

Postby MRRherefords » Wed May 24, 2017 10:20 am

If he is good on his feet and light coming down, he should be okay.
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Re: Big heifer bull!

Postby WalnutCrest » Wed May 24, 2017 10:46 am

talltimber wrote:Ah. Quite the difference there between the two, WC. I didn't catch the potential difference at first. A guy could go by a description, and read it how he wants, although he may be surprised later.


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Re: Big heifer bull!

Postby Black and Good » Wed May 24, 2017 11:50 am

Brute 23 wrote:Not a big deal unless you actually see a problem. There are plenty of big bulls doing the same work.

I agree with an above post. If he can't carry his weight properly and is causing problems breeding heifers, he may cause problems with cows or to himself long term and I would probably bounce him while you can get a good price for him.

What kind of bull is that?

He's 50/50 Balancer sired by Connealy Confidence 0100. B&G
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