How many heifers should a 26 month old bull breed.

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How many heifers should a 26 month old bull breed.

Postby Ky hills » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:56 am

It's that time of year again here, and I am trying to figure out which bulls to put with what and where. One idea is that I could put all of our sale heifers with 1 bull. There would be 30 heifers for a 26 month old bull.
He has tested really well with his bse both as a yearling and this year. If it were heifers that I were keeping for me, I think I would be comfortable with putting him with that many, but since they are for a sale I am wanting them to get bred as soon as possible. I have another same age bull that I could put with some, as well but was thinking of using him with the cows and some heifers that we are keeping.
What would y'all do?
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Re: How many heifers should a 26 month old bull breed.

Postby callmefence » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:55 pm

Put every acceptable bull with the heifers for at least 30 days. Then move them where you need them except for one one you leave with the heifers.
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Re: How many heifers should a 26 month old bull breed.

Postby W.B. » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:44 pm

If a two yr old bull can’t handle 30 heifers can him. More bulls doesn’t always mean more cows bred.
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Re: How many heifers should a 26 month old bull breed.

Postby jerry27150 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:27 pm

agree with w b
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Re: How many heifers should a 26 month old bull breed.

Postby Brute 23 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:48 pm

One bull should have no problem with that.
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Re: How many heifers should a 26 month old bull breed.

Postby Coosh71 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:35 am

You can also put them in a smaller pasture if you have one. We do that with younger bulls. Can't hurt. Good luck
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