My new bull, give me your thoughts

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Re: My new bull, give me your thoughts

Postby 3waycross » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:35 pm

He's a good bull. Nice job!
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Re: My new bull, give me your thoughts

Postby Son of Butch » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:58 am

SimAngus farmer wrote:Image
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The pictures were taken last week, a few days over a year old.
Registered Brangus and will be covering commercial Sim-angus cows.

I don't like anything with brahma in it. But even I have to admit he is impressive.
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Re: My new bull, give me your thoughts

Postby Ky hills » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:38 pm

I really like that bull.
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Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:54 pm

Tremendous bull. Huge testicular development for 12 months old.
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Re: My new bull, give me your thoughts

Postby farmboy80 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:59 am

Good looking bull. He's huge for a yearling! Do you know what he weighs?
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Re: My new bull, give me your thoughts

Postby SimAngus farmer » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:27 am

Thanks again for everyone's feedback.

Farmboy80- they will be gathering yearling data on the 14th. I'll get weights and measurements, along with ultrasound scan data afterwards.
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Re: My new bull, give me your thoughts

Postby Air gator » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:52 am

That's a good looking bull. Should do well for you and leave you with nice heifers to keep.

Butch,
If you could sell Brahman bulls I would breed Brahman cattle. They are like pets if you get the right kind.
I had the wrong kind so I know. The right kind are like pets and they are great mamas. I bottle fed Brahman crosses and they are easy to work with.
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Re: My new bull, give me your thoughts

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:13 am

Air gator wrote:That's a good looking bull. Should do well for you and leave you with nice heifers to keep.

Butch,
If you could sell Brahman bulls I would breed Brahman cattle. They are like pets if you get the right kind.
I had the wrong kind so I know. The right kind are like pets and they are great mamas. I bottle fed Brahman crosses and they are easy to work with.

Where he's at,,that would be like trying to sell a Popsicle to a Eskimo... :cowboy:
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Re: My new bull, give me your thoughts

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:57 pm

Very impressive bull! Good luck with him.
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Re: My new bull, give me your thoughts

Postby SimAngus farmer » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:57 pm

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This was my last bull. Registered Sim-angus, high CE, low BW and below average WW, YW and ADG. I never was able to retain a heifer and never weaned a calf above 575#, even after creep and post weaning feed. In his defense, he did exactly what his EPD's suggested he would. Costly mistake on my part. Fingers crossed for a much better results.


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I leased this brangus bull last winter and should have some of his calves any day now.
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Re: My new bull, give me your thoughts

Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:08 pm

SimAngus farmer wrote:
Lazy M wrote:Super nice bull. Do you know his actual bw and ww?

He was an ET calf with a BW of 70# and WW of 672# (creep feeders were out while on the cow)
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The little scrawny 70 pound calf growed into a really nice looking young bull.
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Re: My new bull, give me your thoughts

Postby SimAngus farmer » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:06 am

farmboy80 wrote:Good looking bull. He's huge for a yearling! Do you know what he weighs?


385 day yearling weight of 1280#
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Re: My new bull, give me your thoughts

Postby Lazy M » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:14 pm

SimAngus farmer wrote:Image

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This was my last bull. Registered Sim-angus, high CE, low BW and below average WW, YW and ADG. I never was able to retain a heifer and never weaned a calf above 575#, even after creep and post weaning feed. In his defense, he did exactly what his EPD's suggested he would. Costly mistake on my part. Fingers crossed for a much better results.


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I leased this brangus bull last winter and should have some of his calves any day now.

I think you've definitely upgraded. Hopefully your calves will reflect this in the future.
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Re: My new bull, give me your thoughts

Postby Stocker Steve » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:03 am

SimAngus farmer wrote:This was my last bull. Registered Sim-angus, high CE, low BW and below average WW, YW and ADG. I never was able to retain a heifer and never weaned a calf above 575#, even after creep and post weaning feed. In his defense, he did exactly what his EPD's suggested he would.


Were all the heifers too moderate?
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Re: My new bull, give me your thoughts

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:26 am

SimAngus are a great cross - but - not all SimAngus acquire the balance you want. This SimAngus bull does not have the muscling (especially the rear quarters - I cannot "see" if he has a decent loin). I don't care how "moderate" the offspring are or are not, they probably did not carry the muscle you need in a beef herd.
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