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Re: Feeding bull

Post by MurraysMutts » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:06 am

Bfields30 wrote:
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10 pounds of 20's twice a day for 30 to 60 days would do him some good.
How many cows he got to cover?
Have u examined his mouth?
He’s on 20 but most are calving Or heavy bred so I might try to pen him this weekend and feed him. Would you suggest feed or cubes?
That's what we use is 20 percent cubes. Sometimes a guys limited by what he can get at the time.
Hes probly went thru a growth spurt and been working hard trying to find something to do if everyone is bred.
I bet by 60 days hes in good shape and maybe everyone will be ready to breed by then.
Good excuse to try n tighten the ol calving schedule...


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Re: Feeding bull

Post by Bfields30 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:09 am

MurraysMutts wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:06 am
Bfields30 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:20 am
MurraysMutts wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:59 pm
10 pounds of 20's twice a day for 30 to 60 days would do him some good.
How many cows he got to cover?
Have u examined his mouth?
He’s on 20 but most are calving Or heavy bred so I might try to pen him this weekend and feed him. Would you suggest feed or cubes?
That's what we use is 20 percent cubes.
Hes probly went thru a growth spurt and been working hard trying to find something to do if everyone is bred.
I bet by 60 days hes in good shape and maybe everyone will be ready to breed by then.
Good excuse to try n tighten the ol calving schedule...
Yessir thanks for the info really appreciate it.

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Re: Feeding bull

Post by MurraysMutts » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:14 am

Lucky wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:04 am
Bfields30 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:20 am
MurraysMutts wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:59 pm
10 pounds of 20's twice a day for 30 to 60 days would do him some good.
How many cows he got to cover?
Have u examined his mouth?
He’s on 20 but most are calving Or heavy bred so I might try to pen him this weekend and feed him. Would you suggest feed or cubes?
I wouldn’t feed him cubes. Try to find a good commodity feed from a feed store. I would try to stay around 14%. It’ll make him grow more and be quite a bit cheaper. If you have a place to keep a super sack you can get a ton from Sulphur Springs for around $225. One thing I do with my bulls is to put the mineral feeder, feed, trough and hay ring at different ends of their pasture to make them walk. Bulls are lazy and you want him to be big but not fat.
Good advice there as well.
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Re: Feeding bull

Post by Bfields30 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:24 am

Update penned him 2-15-20 will update March 15. And my goal is 45 days and let him loose on March 30th .

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Re: Feeding bull

Post by Bfields30 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:25 am

It’ll push my calving back a month from last yr.

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Re: Feeding bull

Post by MurraysMutts » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:56 am

I can hear him growing from here.....

Look forward to after pics
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Re: Feeding bull

Post by chaded » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:18 am

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I can hear him growing from here.....

Look forward to after pics
Growing wheels? Lol jk. I hope it all works out for the op.

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Re: Feeding bull

Post by Bfields30 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:46 am

MurraysMutts wrote:
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I can hear him growing from here.....

Look forward to after pics
Lol yessir

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Re: Feeding bull

Post by Bfields30 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:08 am

Took him to vet weekend before last and vet said he didn’t look bad to them. He wormed him and gave him a shot of multimin but since past 6-7 days he’s packed on the lbs and doesn’t look anorexic anymore. I’m happy post pics this next weekend. He’s really looking better.

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Re: Feeding bull

Post by SBMF 2015 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:43 am

High libido bulls with large scrotal CM can settle a cow every 7minutes! If they are working that hard they tend to not eat just heat check and breed. It's very feasible for a bull to loose 200 + lbs.
We pull our bulls in the fall. They get roughly 1.5% of there body wt cracked corn and a lb of 34% supp hd/day. Plus free choice hay. They also get a deep pack mound and a barn to lay in.
Winter gets cold enough here that a bull can freeze his testicles. Having them a little fat and bedded well is cheap insurance.
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Re: Feeding bull

Post by Bfields30 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:03 am

SBMF 2015 wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:43 am
High libido bulls with large scrotal CM can settle a cow every 7minutes! If they are working that hard they tend to not eat just heat check and breed. It's very feasible for a bull to loose 200 + lbs.
We pull our bulls in the fall. They get roughly 1.5% of there body wt cracked corn and a lb of 34% supp hd/day. Plus free choice hay. They also get a deep pack mound and a barn to lay in.
Winter gets cold enough here that a bull can freeze his testicles. Having them a little fat and bedded well is cheap insurance.
Thanks for that info I learned a lot a lot this breeding season I’m shortening my calving window and will put him in with cows and heifers around April first 90-120 days . Everything will have calved by April so I should be in good shape.

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Re: Feeding bull

Post by MurraysMutts » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:37 am

SBMF 2015 wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:43 am
High libido bulls with large scrotal CM can settle a cow every 7minutes! If they are working that hard they tend to not eat just heat check and breed. It's very feasible for a bull to loose 200 + lbs.
We pull our bulls in the fall. They get roughly 1.5% of there body wt cracked corn and a lb of 34% supp hd/day. Plus free choice hay. They also get a deep pack mound and a barn to lay in.
Winter gets cold enough here that a bull can freeze his testicles. Having them a little fat and bedded well is cheap insurance.
And now I know why I get so skinny during the winter!
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But seriously, thanks for that bit of info!
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Re: Feeding bull

Post by Lucky » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:43 am

SBMF 2015 wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:43 am
High libido bulls with large scrotal CM can settle a cow every 7minutes! If they are working that hard they tend to not eat just heat check and breed. It's very feasible for a bull to loose 200 + lbs.
We pull our bulls in the fall. They get roughly 1.5% of there body wt cracked corn and a lb of 34% supp hd/day. Plus free choice hay. They also get a deep pack mound and a barn to lay in.
Winter gets cold enough here that a bull can freeze his testicles. Having them a little fat and bedded well is cheap insurance.
Good post! A small shed for the bulls is on my short list of things to do. I also didn’t realize they could settle cows that fast. I would guess mine shed 200-300 pounds in a 90 day calving season. They gain it back fairly fast though

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Re: Feeding bull

Post by Bfields30 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:36 pm

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Current pics tell me what you guys think.
Been penned 25 days .
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Re: Feeding bull

Post by chaded » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:59 pm

Maybe it’s just the pics but still seems skinny to me? If I understand it correctly the bull was with 20 cows but most were calving or heavy bred? He wasn’t doing that much work then. I can’t see how it would be normal for him to lose 200-300 pounds under those conditions. Maybe I am missing something here.

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