Commercial home kept bulls

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Commercial home kept bulls

Postby OzssieDave19 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:15 pm

Common! I love those home kept bulls. Anyone got one to show :shock:
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Re: Commercial home kept bulls

Postby jscunn » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:43 pm

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Pictured as a 2.5 yr old, currently 4.5 yrs old.
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Re: Commercial home kept bulls

Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:49 pm

OzssieDave19 wrote:Common! I love those home kept bulls. Anyone got one to show :shock:

Just sold mine recently...looked a whole lot better than he produced...
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Re: Commercial home kept bulls

Postby Bigfoot » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:05 pm

This home spun commercial bull talk, will get ya black listed here. With the warning out, I must confess. I've had several over the years. No more hit or miss, than the ones I travel to the sales to buy.
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Re: Commercial home kept bulls

Postby Muddy » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:10 pm

I've sold commercial bull calves as bulls to few people who wanted to use them on their cows. Registered bulls doesn't always produce best calves or best replacements.
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Re: Commercial home kept bulls

Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:29 pm

Bigfoot wrote:This home spun commercial bull talk, will get ya black listed here. With the warning out, I must confess. I've had several over the years. No more hit or miss, than the ones I travel to the sales to buy.

you don't know till you try...and the sad part is,the results don't happen overnight..man even wanted to buy him before his first calf hit the ground...I thought ain't no way I'm selling a unproven bull. If his calves came to big and killed some,had trouble or were dinks that didn't grow..didnt want to deal with that..that cost me ...
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Re: Commercial home kept bulls

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:40 pm

I'd never put a home grown unregistered bull on heifers. You don't know what might line up and show up.
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Re: Commercial home kept bulls

Postby Muddy » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:04 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:I'd never put a home grown unregistered bull on heifers. You don't know what might line up and show up.

No different from registered bull that was unproven....lot of folks got burned with registered bulls.
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Re: Commercial home kept bulls

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:27 pm

Muddy wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:I'd never put a home grown unregistered bull on heifers. You don't know what might line up and show up.

No different from registered bull that was unproven....lot of folks got burned with registered bulls.

Got burned on what? Sure not birthweight using a registered Angus bull. The EPD'S and DNA testing has eliminated birth weight issues on the high side using Angus. IMO the calves are getting to small in the Angus breed.
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Re: Commercial home kept bulls

Postby jscunn » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:35 pm

Sorry guys for my poor reading comprehension. He is home raised but purebred and registered not commercial. carry on..
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Re: Commercial home kept bulls

Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:35 pm

Muddy wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:I'd never put a home grown unregistered bull on heifers. You don't know what might line up and show up.

No different from registered bull that was unproven....lot of folks got burned with registered bulls.

Usually, registered bulls come from proven cow lines, .the predictability is there For the most part...
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Re: Commercial home kept bulls

Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:40 pm

True Grit Farms wrote: IMO the calves are getting to small in the Angus breed.

The buyers are crying about that too.
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Re: Commercial home kept bulls

Postby Ebenezer » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:49 pm

"Only two things money can't buy
That's true love and homegrown" bulls
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Re: Commercial home kept bulls

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:02 pm

jscunn wrote:Sorry guys for my poor reading comprehension. He is home raised but purebred and registered not commercial. carry on..

I don't believe anyone had any doubts about your bull.
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Re: Commercial home kept bulls

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:12 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
Muddy wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:I'd never put a home grown unregistered bull on heifers. You don't know what might line up and show up.

No different from registered bull that was unproven....lot of folks got burned with registered bulls.

Usually, registered bulls come from proven cow lines, .the predictability is there For the most part...

We've been really dry since August. But I've been feeding 6# of good feed a day and free choice 8-10% hay to Charolais cross cows and haven't seen anything close to a 80 lb calf. And my Angus an SimAngus cows are having calves in the 65 lb range. Everything has been alive and is growing good so I'm not complaining.
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