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Bull advice

Postby Bfields30 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:21 am

So I have 5 heifers and they will all be breeding age around next March. I have some cows that I bought that will calf in January. So I’m asking I know I need a lbw bull I have Baldie heifers,tigerstripe angus what type of bull should I go with I know it’s preference but trying to ask you cattle guys that’s been doing it awhile should I go Brahman Brangus Hereford Braford or angus bull. Should get a bull 15 months old 2yr old or 2yr plus? All input is welcome.
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Re: Bull advice

Postby willow bottom » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:02 pm

I haven't had any problem breeding a lbw hereford to my baldies. Only problem is they come out all different colors but definately more growth on them than one sired by an angus bull. Nothing wrong with going the angus bull route as they will be black or black and white face calves.

I just bought 15 month of balancer bull in march and saved about $500 buying him at that age rather than a 2 year old. A 15 month old bull should have no problem breeding 5 heifers. Either way you go 15 month or 2 year old there's not much difference, but I'd def buy a younger bull just because i feel its more economical. In my operation anyway.
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Re: Bull advice

Postby Bfields30 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:36 pm

willow bottom wrote:I haven't had any problem breeding a lbw hereford to my baldies. Only problem is they come out all different colors but definately more growth on them than one sired by an angus bull. Nothing wrong with going the angus bull route as they will be black or black and white face calves.

I just bought 15 month of balancer bull in march and saved about $500 buying him at that age rather than a 2 year old. A 15 month old bull should have no problem breeding 5 heifers. Either way you go 15 month or 2 year old there's not much difference, but I'd def buy a younger bull just because i feel its more economical. In my operation anyway.

That’s my dilemma with the Hereford bull on the baldies i don’t know how the color would be In trying to start a cow calf operation and sell the calfs unless a heifer worth keeping
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Re: Bull advice

Postby gizmom » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:55 pm

You have 5 heifers how many mature cows?

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Re: Bull advice

Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:17 pm

gizmom wrote:You have 5 heifers how many mature cows?

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good question...id get a Bull to fit them all.. Those type heifers developed right, should handle a heavier BW bull..if I were retaining any heifers though.."""Personally"""I'd go with a good brangus..
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Re: Bull advice

Postby snoopdog » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:48 pm

I would have more confidence in a more mature , proven bull of whatever breed .
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Re: Bull advice

Postby Bfields30 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:55 pm

gizmom wrote:You have 5 heifers how many mature cows? 5 and I’ll buy at least 5 more before next yr

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Re: Bull advice

Postby Bfields30 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:56 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
gizmom wrote:You have 5 heifers how many mature cows?

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good question...id get a Bull to fit them all.. Those type heifers developed right, should handle a heavier BW bull..if I were retaining any heifers though.."""Personally"""I'd go with a good brangus..

That’s what I been leaning towards is definitely Brangus Bull,
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Re: Bull advice

Postby Brute 23 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:41 pm

Straight Angus and buy young for that few cows.
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Re: Bull advice

Postby kilroy60 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:32 am

Brute 23 wrote:Straight Angus and buy young for that few cows.

Same here.
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Re: Bull advice

Postby elkwc » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:41 am

Again I'm with Gizmom. How many mature cows. How many total will determine if the 15 month old can handle it.
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Re: Bull advice

Postby Bfields30 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:10 am

gizmom wrote:You have 5 heifers how many mature cows?

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5 mature cows and I’m getting at least 5 more before this yr is over .
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Re: Bull advice

Postby Bfields30 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:10 am

elkwc wrote:Again I'm with Gizmom. How many mature cows. How many total will determine if the 15 month old can handle it.
. 5 as of now but I plan on buying 5 more before end of December
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Re: Bull advice

Postby Bfields30 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:11 am

Brute 23 wrote:Straight Angus and buy young for that few cows.

Is there a reason your saying angus brute
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Re: Bull advice

Postby Brute 23 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:17 am

Bfields30 wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:Straight Angus and buy young for that few cows.

Is there a reason your saying angus brute


For uniformity, lbw growthy calves, black will be top sellers, they tend to be fairly easy to handle, and a good availability of options.

I would not go with a composite breed. I would either go straight Angus and terminal or straight Brahman to sell replacements if the cows are of the quality. If you can rent a bull that's even better.

This firat year, with heifers, and while you see what the cows can do... a straight Angus bull will do the best job IMO.
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