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Re: Bull advice

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:54 pm

1982vett wrote:
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Bfields30 wrote: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.

Going to agree for the most part. I believe if you find a good Brangus it’s going to run $1000 over a good Angus so economics would say Angus. Wouldn’t rule out an AngusPlus if you run across one.
Just to throw this out, Best I gather your not running a uniform breed of cows. Maybe your headed that way but for now your not. I bought a Charolais a few years ago when I got in a bind needing a bull. He’s been making some dandy fast growing calves. Can put a little white down the backs of the Baldie cows calves but that hasn’t been s problem where I sell calves. Like I said, it depends on what your market wants. I’ve been dabbling in some sale barn cows for a couple years now so true make of cow isn’t known. Looks like the white bull works well on all of them for making pounds of beef. With a mixed batch of cows I don’t see trying to raise replacements. :2cents:


Where did you get you Char bull if you don't mind me asking?
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Re: Bull advice

Postby 1982vett » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:58 pm

Got him at a Spring Replacement Sale. Conway Waak of Carmine was the breeder. Carmine is between Brenham and Giddings.
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Re: Bull advice

Postby Bfields30 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:24 pm

What age Bulls is good age to start with? I’m leaning towards Brahman or Brangus

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Re: Bull advice

Postby Bfields30 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:38 pm

As well as a good price range and does it have to be registered to be a good bull

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Re: Bull advice

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:59 pm

15 months old up.. Don't have to be registered to be good, but unless you got a pedigree/ or some background on them ? Its buying a pig in a poke..there's plenty of deals to be had on registered....a bull can look great....but if he ain't got the backing, he may not reproduce something as good,or hopefully better than himself...
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Re: Bull advice

Postby Bfields30 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:01 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:15 months old up.. Don't have to be registered to be good, but unless you got a pedigree/ or some background on them ? Its buying a pig in a poke..there's plenty of deals to be had on registered....a bull can look great....but if he ain't got the backing, he may not reproduce something as good,or hopefully better than himself...
I want young as well as lbw im waiting till the spring since all my heifers won’t be 15 months until feb March

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Re: Bull advice

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:21 pm

Keep in mind if your growing a herd,and not just wanting something to put a calf on the ground...""your cows are where your at. the bull is where your going"""
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Re: Bull advice

Postby Bfields30 » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:25 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:Keep in mind if your growing a herd,and not just wanting something to put a calf on the ground...""your cows are where your at. the bull is where your going"""

Yeah I’m growing a herd but i know the bull is what going to make the herd better