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Re: Running 2 bulls together

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:06 am
by Lucky
Pulling bulls is a pain and they are hard to keep up. I run mine for 90 days but used to run them year round. Not sure which is better.

Re: Running 2 bulls together

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:10 am
by Coosh71
Bulls will be bulls lol. We have ran multiple bulls in the past with mixed results. My vet shared an interesting story with me last week. 3 bulls in same pasture to breed a large group of cows. When dna/genetics were done on the calves 95% were from bull 1. Bull #2 bred 5%. So from the production side Bull 2 and 3 did nothing. It's not know the age of the 3 bulls, but we're all straight BA.

Re: Running 2 bulls together

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:25 am
by Ky hills
True Grit Farms wrote:
JW IN VA wrote:Can you put one bull then the other at 2-3 week intervals?Two that close in size are going to do a lot of fighting and possibly miss a chance.


One bull is going to hurt the other, if the bulls are bred to breed. Nature is cruel and doesn't give many second chances. I'm putting a young bull in with the two older bulls. My bulls are best buddies until you turn them in with the girls, then the fight is on whenever a cow comes into heat. Please report back and let us know what you figure out, I have this problem myself.


Just updating on what I did about the bulls. Think it was April 20, I put the bull that always semen tests the best in with all the heifers. Wanted to divide the heifers between the two but at time didn't have time to do it, 2 weeks later did get them split up with both bulls. Now the second bull has come up with a hurt leg so all heifers are back with the first bull.

Re: Running 2 bulls together

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:36 am
by True Grit Farms
Hopefully it's nothing serious. I'm bringing one of mine to the sale barn with his papers and recent BSE results. Hopefully I'll get a good down payment out of him for my new yearling Brangus bull.

Re: Running 2 bulls together

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:57 pm
by Ky hills
True Grit Farms wrote:Hopefully it's nothing serious. I'm bringing one of mine to the sale barn with his papers and recent BSE results. Hopefully I'll get a good down payment out of him for my new yearling Brangus bull.


Thanks, I hope not too, He is eating and appears healthy just hobbling around, so I'm thinking he slipped on or stepped on a rock. It's pretty rough in the field he has been in. I hope your bull does well, I like the idea of a Brangus bull. I would like my next bull to be a Brangus, but not many in this area, more Santa Gertrudis and Beefmasters for the available American breeds here.

Re: Running 2 bulls together

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:24 pm
by True Grit Farms
Ky hills wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:Hopefully it's nothing serious. I'm bringing one of mine to the sale barn with his papers and recent BSE results. Hopefully I'll get a good down payment out of him for my new yearling Brangus bull.


Thanks, I hope not too, He is eating and appears healthy just hobbling around, so I'm thinking he slipped on or stepped on a rock. It's pretty rough in the field he has been in. I hope your bull does well, I like the idea of a Brangus bull. I would like my next bull to be a Brangus, but not many in this area, more Santa Gertrudis and Beefmasters for the available American breeds here.


Nothing wrong with taking a tax deductible road trip to bull shop.

Re: Running 2 bulls together

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:18 pm
by Stocker Steve
Lucky wrote:Pulling bulls is a pain and they are hard to keep up. I run mine for 90 days but used to run them year round. Not sure which is better.


Rotate ?

Re: Running 2 bulls together

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:20 pm
by Stocker Steve
True Grit Farms wrote: Nothing wrong with taking a tax deductible road trip to bull shop.


Do wife loves bull shopping and steak dinners.

Re: Running 2 bulls together

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:06 am
by Jake
We run flush brothers together all the time. They live together from the day they get of the trailer until they go to slaughter. They have an established pecking order and it works. Where you get into trouble is if the bulls don't have the pecking order figured out and they have to constantly fight.

Re: Running 2 bulls together

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:37 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
I'm running a Hereford, a Limousin, and a Red Angus together right now.

The Hereford is the oldest and it appears he's getting most of the "action".

Re: Running 2 bulls together

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:15 pm
by ALACOWMAN
Angus love to fight I don't care if they get their tail handed too em by another. They just keep going at it..must come from Their Scottish heritage... :cowboy:

Re: Running 2 bulls together

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:15 pm
by Son of Butch
ALACOWMAN wrote:Angus love to fight I don't care if they get their tail handed too em by another.
They just keep going at it...must come from Their Scottish heritage... :cowboy:

Then those Irish Blacks must be a real pain. :)

Re: Running 2 bulls together

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:37 pm
by Son of Butch
True Grit Farms wrote:Hopefully it's nothing serious. I'm bringing one of mine to the sale barn with his papers and recent BSE results.
Hopefully I'll get a good down payment out of him for my new yearling Brangus bull.

Good Luck.
At local sale barn tested bull sale here in Minnesota last week.... 183 semen tested bulls sold
Top 3 sold for $2,050 and they were the only bulls to break through the $1900 barrier.
So on the plus side your new bull shouldn't be overpriced even if you get less than your hoped for price on the old.

Re: Running 2 bulls together

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:22 pm
by True Grit Farms
Son of Butch wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:Hopefully it's nothing serious. I'm bringing one of mine to the sale barn with his papers and recent BSE results.
Hopefully I'll get a good down payment out of him for my new yearling Brangus bull.

Good Luck.
At local sale barn tested bull sale here in Minnesota last week.... 183 semen tested bulls sold
Top 3 sold for $2,050 and they were the only bulls to break through the $1900 barrier.
So on the plus side your new bull shouldn't be overpriced even if you get less than your hoped for price on the old.


Not much better than kill price. Far cry from 2013? when I sold a 2250 lb Simmental bull for $2400+ to a kill buyer.

Re: Running 2 bulls together

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:30 pm
by Tbrake
True Grit Farms wrote:
Son of Butch wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:Hopefully it's nothing serious. I'm bringing one of mine to the sale barn with his papers and recent BSE results.
Hopefully I'll get a good down payment out of him for my new yearling Brangus bull.

Good Luck.
At local sale barn tested bull sale here in Minnesota last week.... 183 semen tested bulls sold
Top 3 sold for $2,050 and they were the only bulls to break through the $1900 barrier.
So on the plus side your new bull shouldn't be overpriced even if you get less than your hoped for price on the old.


Not much better than kill price. Far cry from 2013? when I sold a 2250 lb Simmental bull for $2400+ to a kill buyer.


I love your signature, makes me laugh every time. I’m glad we share the same beliefs