Castrate My Bull or Leave Him In-Tact

The place to start if you are new!
TexFarmer
Cowhand
Cowhand
Posts: 21
Joined: Tue May 09, 2017 7:57 pm

Re: Castrate My Bull or Leave Him In-Tact

Postby TexFarmer » Wed May 10, 2017 10:11 am

I really do appreciate everyone's feedback. I'll be castrating this little bull per everyone's recommendations. As requested here's a picture of the sire. Would you say the Brahman/Brangus that everyone mentions is in my bull? He definitely carries the red gene, majority of his calves are solid red/tan with some having white spots.

Image

User avatar
M-5
GURU
GURU
Posts: 4997
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:41 pm
Location: AT the FLORIDA STATE line checking papers

Re: Castrate My Bull or Leave Him In-Tact

Postby M-5 » Wed May 10, 2017 10:13 am

Yep ,looks alot like brangus to me
"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." JFK

User avatar
TennesseeTuxedo
GURU
GURU
Posts: 9581
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:49 pm
Location: Live in Franklin, TN farm in Warsaw, KY

Re: Castrate My Bull or Leave Him In-Tact

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Wed May 10, 2017 10:22 am

By the way, I really like the looks of your other cows and calves.
The more I read here the less I know.

ez14.
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 264
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:42 pm
Location: west MI

Re: Castrate My Bull or Leave Him In-Tact

Postby ez14. » Wed May 10, 2017 10:24 am

how did you acquire your herd?

TexFarmer
Cowhand
Cowhand
Posts: 21
Joined: Tue May 09, 2017 7:57 pm

Re: Castrate My Bull or Leave Him In-Tact

Postby TexFarmer » Wed May 10, 2017 10:46 am

ez14. wrote:how did you acquire your herd?

I inherited some land that I needed to run cattle on to keep an ag exemption going around the same time my dad was getting out of farming so I bought his herd from him at a decent price. My dad didn't keep records of anything and I wasn't involved with his farm so I'm not sure what all I've got at this point. Most of the bloodline except for the sire comes from my late grandfather's herd who got out of farming in the 90s.

User avatar
Brute 23
GURU
GURU
Posts: 5454
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:59 pm
Location: South Texas

Re: Castrate My Bull or Leave Him In-Tact

Postby Brute 23 » Wed May 10, 2017 1:14 pm

TexFarmer wrote:
ez14. wrote:how did you acquire your herd?

I inherited some land that I needed to run cattle on to keep an ag exemption going around the same time my dad was getting out of farming so I bought his herd from him at a decent price. My dad didn't keep records of anything and I wasn't involved with his farm so I'm not sure what all I've got at this point. Most of the bloodline except for the sire comes from my late grandfather's herd who got out of farming in the 90s.


He is a good looking bull. Definitely some Brahman influence there which is not a bad thing. You have a very nice herd.

What area of Texas are you located?

TexFarmer
Cowhand
Cowhand
Posts: 21
Joined: Tue May 09, 2017 7:57 pm

Re: Castrate My Bull or Leave Him In-Tact

Postby TexFarmer » Wed May 10, 2017 1:55 pm

Brute 23 wrote:He is a good looking bull. Definitely some Brahman influence there which is not a bad thing. You have a very nice herd.

What area of Texas are you located?

I'm in NE Texas in the DFW area.

User avatar
Rafter S
GURU
GURU
Posts: 3155
Joined: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:13 am
Location: Grimes County, TX

Re: Castrate My Bull or Leave Him In-Tact

Postby Rafter S » Wed May 10, 2017 3:56 pm

There's no way to say for sure about the bull, but he could be full Brangus. And I like him too.
"I spent half my money on wine, women, and song.....and like a fool I squandered the rest." - Benny Hill

User avatar
OwnedByTheCow
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 303
Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:22 pm
Location: Nowhere New Hampshire

Re: Castrate My Bull or Leave Him In-Tact

Postby OwnedByTheCow » Thu May 11, 2017 3:29 pm

How old do you usually cut? If I could give my 2 cents it is to post him on craigslist and the what not until he is of age to cut. If no one is intrested by then just snip them off. You never know, some people fancy some weird things. How long have you had the herd?
An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.
Ghandi

User avatar
ricebeltrancher
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 898
Joined: Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:04 am
Location: Southeast Texas

Re: Castrate My Bull or Leave Him In-Tact

Postby ricebeltrancher » Fri May 12, 2017 9:26 pm

Seller beware when posting on Craigslist.
“Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
― Ronald Reagan

User avatar
greybeard
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 13226
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:51 pm
Location: Cleveland Tx

Re: Castrate My Bull or Leave Him In-Tact

Postby greybeard » Fri May 19, 2017 12:47 pm

Would you say the Brahman/Brangus that everyone mentions is in my bull?

Yep.
I see horns in the herd.
Do you know if the bull was scurred or just dehorned young?
"For evil to flourish, all that is required is for good men to do nothing" Burke
"The hottest places in Hades are for those who in time of great moral crises remain neutral" Dante

TexFarmer
Cowhand
Cowhand
Posts: 21
Joined: Tue May 09, 2017 7:57 pm

Re: Castrate My Bull or Leave Him In-Tact

Postby TexFarmer » Fri May 19, 2017 12:59 pm

greybeard wrote:Yep.
I see horns in the herd.
Do you know if the bull was scurred or just dehorned young?

He has two little knobs for horns. My father bought the bull when he was ~2 years old and again, he has no information on the bull. (I know, it's stupid) He told me he's seen the little knobs grow a little and then fall off which I've never heard of. Perhaps this is a result of being scurred?

User avatar
Rafter S
GURU
GURU
Posts: 3155
Joined: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:13 am
Location: Grimes County, TX

Re: Castrate My Bull or Leave Him In-Tact

Postby Rafter S » Fri May 19, 2017 2:47 pm

TexFarmer wrote:
greybeard wrote:Yep.
I see horns in the herd.
Do you know if the bull was scurred or just dehorned young?

He has two little knobs for horns. My father bought the bull when he was ~2 years old and again, he has no information on the bull. (I know, it's stupid) He told me he's seen the little knobs grow a little and then fall off which I've never heard of. Perhaps this is a result of being scurred?


I've never heard of that either. Two knobs that grow a little and then fall off sounds an awful like warts.
"I spent half my money on wine, women, and song.....and like a fool I squandered the rest." - Benny Hill

User avatar
OwnedByTheCow
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 303
Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:22 pm
Location: Nowhere New Hampshire

Re: Castrate My Bull or Leave Him In-Tact

Postby OwnedByTheCow » Fri May 19, 2017 5:36 pm

I'm not sure about cows but in goats when some dehorns them wrong they can grow little scurs that fall off once they grow to a certain length. Maybe that's what happened.
An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.
Ghandi

User avatar
greatgerts
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1008
Joined: Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:25 pm
Location: De Soto MO
Contact:

Re: Castrate My Bull or Leave Him In-Tact

Postby greatgerts » Mon May 22, 2017 6:38 am

TexFarmer wrote:
greybeard wrote:Yep.
I see horns in the herd.
Do you know if the bull was scurred or just dehorned young?

He has two little knobs for horns. My father bought the bull when he was ~2 years old and again, he has no information on the bull. (I know, it's stupid) He told me he's seen the little knobs grow a little and then fall off which I've never heard of. Perhaps this is a result of being scurred?


We've had that happen. Now, in almost 30 years, I have only seen it happen on one bull. They were short flat scurs, would get about 3/4" thick, then they'd "shed" off. It was like they were just a cap and would get popped off.


Return to “Beginners Board”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: GAonmymind and 2 guests