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Re: Marketing a bull

Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 11:07 pm
by A.J.
I would leave him a bull and see how he develops and reevaluate what you think when he's a yearling. He looks like he's coming along nicely.

Re: Marketing a bull

Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:23 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
Son of Butch wrote:There is a buyer for him in Tennessee... I don't know who, but there is someone who will be happy to buy him.


For sure.

Re: Marketing a bull

Posted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:04 pm
by farmerjan
He looks to be a decent bull calf. Try getting in touch with the assoc that you purchased him through and see if there is anyone looking for a young sire. Also, try your local/state angus assoc and see if they have any bull sales coming up that you can consign him to.
Maybe try using him on your own cows after they calve out, he will be a yearling, and see if you like his calves. You could breed his dam AI and let him catch the rest. You didn't say how many other cows you have. Any close friend/neighbor that only has a dozen cows that needs a bull? Maybe "prove" him that way.
Talk to your vet, they might know of someone looking for a bull. We do not always look for a minus birth weight/calving ease bull. The last one we bought is + 3 or 4 as we needed to replace a bull to use on mature cows. Kept him a whole year after purchase because we really weren't looking for another bull at that time, but we liked him at a sale and the price was right due to the oversupply of bulls around. Plus we know and like the bulls produced by this farm and they all do good on grass with little or no feed inputs. He's maturing nice and we will use him on a small group this spring and then put him into full use in the late fall.