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Bulls 2017

Postby lithuanian farmer » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:46 am

This year have 20 bulls for finishing. Sold two already. Two will be sold soon too.
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This boy is out of Angusx cow...
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Postby Dogs and Cows » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:24 am

Love your pictures!

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Postby gizmom » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:09 pm

Good looking bunch.

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Postby WalnutCrest » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:24 pm

That check should spend well!

What bull did you use last year?
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Postby Nesikep » Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:09 pm

Nice!.. a few of the blonds look really meaty!
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Re: Bulls 2017

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:39 am

Thank you all.
All bulls are sired by the same purebred Limousine bull. Sold him last year, but most of calves this year are his. Have 8 already sired by the new Limo bull.
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Re: Bulls 2017

Postby JWBrahman » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:58 am

Great photos
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Postby Bright Raven » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:05 am

Great cattle
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Re: Bulls 2017

Postby frieghttrain » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:55 pm

Wow that 160lb bull calf turned out great!
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Re: Bulls 2017

Postby lithuanian farmer » Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:14 am

Thank you. Two bulls should be sold tomorrow.
Yes, he looks great, but despite his huge birth weight his growth is very average, no difference in weight now with other bulls. Have his full brother now, which was born alot smaller, but looks almost identical.
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Re: Bulls 2017

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:33 am

Sold two bulls from the group of five. One- grey- had kill-out 61.8%, another- red horned- had 64.5%. Both out of first calvers, which were sired by our homebred crossbred bull AngusxCharx. One cow is out of Angusxdairy cow, another out of BBxdairy cow. Both cows have heifers this year, so probably gonna leave both as replacements.
Should sell 7 more soon.
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Re: Bulls 2017

Postby farmerjan » Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:28 pm

Do you make any of your bull calves into steers or do people prefer them to be bulls for beef? Your cattle have real nice builds, very nice butts and the muscling is very obvious. Do you see any problems with the BB crosses as far as calving? What about dispositions? Your pictures are great and it seems that the cattle don't mind so most all must be pretty quiet dispositioned. How old were the bulls on average in these pictures? Do you mostly sell dire4ct to individuals?

Like your pictures and your animals.
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Re: Bulls 2017

Postby lithuanian farmer » Sat Jun 24, 2017 3:39 pm

farmerjan wrote:Do you make any of your bull calves into steers or do people prefer them to be bulls for beef? Your cattle have real nice builds, very nice butts and the muscling is very obvious. Do you see any problems with the BB crosses as far as calving? What about dispositions? Your pictures are great and it seems that the cattle don't mind so most all must be pretty quiet dispositioned. How old were the bulls on average in these pictures? Do you mostly sell dire4ct to individuals?

Like your pictures and your animals.

Thank you.
All are bulls, never had any steers. You wouldn't get bigger price for steers here. We sell them to the meat factory.
The youngest one is May born, the eldest is 18mo, mostly born in March-April.
BB cross cows are really good commercial cows for producing meaty calves. The highest % of BB in a cow we'd 50%, but the other half was dairy, so that improved calving. Have some cows with 1/4BB, some even less. Not much of difference in calving compared to other cows. However, they sometimes can have some quite extreme muscled calves at birth, but with a good bull selection for them, not overfeeding and breeding them not too small, they usually calve without assistance. Their daughters have good milking ability, have great calves.
Never used BB bull on any beef breed cross cow. Probably gonna search for a purebred BB bull for some cows next year. Would like to get some replacements. Would use him only for fully matured easy calving cows.

Yeah, bulls are pretty quiet. We feed them twice a day since weaning, so they got used to us walking around them and they don't mind us. Not all want to have close contact with us, but most are friendly.
Some videos taken just after turning the bigger bulls herd out on grass this spring. They are pretty friendly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2N-UkELrqE&t=138s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQFSoSUMUPs&t=1s
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