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Re: Cattle Land 50 acres

Postby Bfields30 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:16 pm

So I been looking up cattle on cattle range and I’m narrowing down my choices. Reg polled herf and angus cows. Or reg Brahman and Hereford but my biggest thing is which is best decision cause I am also thinking about having some steers which one is best for that and maybe selling some of the bull calf’s if I don’t steer them . I know I’m all over the place but I’m just trying to make the right decision.
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Re: Cattle Land 50 acres

Postby True Grit Farms » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:15 pm

Bfields30 wrote:So I been looking up cattle on cattle range and I’m narrowing down my choices. Reg polled herf and angus cows. Or reg Brahman and Hereford but my biggest thing is which is best decision cause I am also thinking about having some steers which one is best for that and maybe selling some of the bull calf’s if I don’t steer them . I know I’m all over the place but I’m just trying to make the right decision.
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Re: Cattle Land 50 acres

Postby boondocks » Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:05 am

True Grit Farms wrote:Ask yourself, why would anyone buy a bull from me? Band or cut everything, if you want to try and sell something to the public, sell heifers.


Yup. We've been at it for 6 years now and until this fall, steered every bull we got. This fall we finally felt comfortable enough (and had 2 generations of great AI sires, and a good maternal line) that we left one uncut. A guy really liked him and took him home a few weeks ago.

Also to the poster: questioning why you would want to buy a bull to cover only 4 mamas? Sounds like a very expensive way to go (and risk the bull getting bored and ornery). Bet you could get a cheaper, easier breeding option by sending your girls out to a neighbors for 45 days (or whatever); or renting a bull. Or possibly better genetics through artificial insemination (once you have a way to catch them). :2cents:
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Re: Cattle Land 50 acres

Postby Bfields30 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:48 pm

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True Grit Farms wrote:Ask yourself, why would anyone buy a bull from me? Band or cut everything, if you want to try and sell something to the public, sell heifers.


Yup. We've been at it for 6 years now and until this fall, steered every bull we got. This fall we finally felt comfortable enough (and had 2 generations of great AI sires, and a good maternal line) that we left one uncut. A guy really liked him and took him home a few weeks ago.

Also to the poster: questioning why you would want to buy a bull to cover only 4 mamas? Sounds like a very expensive way to go (and risk the bull getting bored and ornery). Bet you could get a cheaper, easier breeding option by sending your girls out to a neighbors for 45 days (or whatever); or renting a bull. Or possibly better genetics through artificial insemination (once you have a way to catch them). :2cents:
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Re: Cattle Land 50 acres

Postby Bfields30 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:38 pm

So how many cows should i have to have a bull ???
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