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2 year old bull in heat

Postby angus9259 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:53 am

Yup - you read that right.

I have 5 2 year old bulls in with my dozen yearlings. Been that way for a month. The other day, a two year old "came in heat" and the yearlings were all over him. Chasing him all over the field. Fighting each other for the right to mount him. I figured maybe there was a heifer in heat somewhere and I'd give it a day or two to settle down. Day 2, day 3, same story. No one was eating. The heat was climbing and eventually I had to separate the 2 year olds before someone died of exhaustion. All is right with the world again.
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Re: 2 year old bull in heat

Postby ez14. » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:56 am

I thought it was going to be a Craigslist ad lol
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Re: 2 year old bull in heat

Postby JMJ Farms » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:06 am

Maybe he’s a hermaphrodite.
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Re: 2 year old bull in heat

Postby Son of Butch » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:33 am

Don't know if it's still true, but years ago AI studs would identify which bulls would tolerate being mounted and
keep them as mount animals for semen collection as they were much more rugged than cows.
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Re: 2 year old bull in heat

Postby Bright Raven » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:45 am

Son of Butch wrote:Don't know if it's still true, but years ago AI studs would identify which bulls would tolerate being mounted and
keep them as mount animals for semen collection as they were much more rugged than cows.


They still use "teaser steers" to stimulate the bulls before they are collected.
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Re: 2 year old bull in heat

Postby angus9259 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:51 am

Son of Butch wrote:Don't know if it's still true, but years ago AI studs would identify which bulls would tolerate being mounted and
keep them as mount animals for semen collection as they were much more rugged than cows.


This ol chap wanted nothing to do with it but just couldn't shake the young bulls. Had to be something hormonal in the older bull though to have it just show up one day and become such and obsession with that many of the younger bulls...
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Re: 2 year old bull in heat

Postby JMJ Farms » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:54 am

angus9259 wrote:
Son of Butch wrote:Don't know if it's still true, but years ago AI studs would identify which bulls would tolerate being mounted and
keep them as mount animals for semen collection as they were much more rugged than cows.


This ol chap wanted nothing to do with it but just couldn't shake the young bulls. Had to be something hormonal in the older bull though to have it just show up one day and become such and obsession with that many of the younger bulls...


I thought it was a 2 year old “in heat”. So this was an older bill?
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Re: 2 year old bull in heat

Postby angus9259 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:58 am

"'ol chap" wasn't referring to age.
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Re: 2 year old bull in heat

Postby JMJ Farms » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:23 am

JMJ Farms wrote:
angus9259 wrote:
Son of Butch wrote:Don't know if it's still true, but years ago AI studs would identify which bulls would tolerate being mounted and
keep them as mount animals for semen collection as they were much more rugged than cows.


This ol chap wanted nothing to do with it but just couldn't shake the young bulls. Had to be something hormonal in the older bull though to have it just show up one day and become such and obsession with that many of the younger bulls...


I thought it was a 2 year old “in heat”. So this was an older bull?


Ok. I didn’t mean anything by it. I was just confused by the other post where you said “older bull”. I have seen older bulls try to mount younger bulls but never vice versa. Animals in general exhibit odd behavior sometimes. Just when I think I’ve got something figured out they prove me wrong.
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Re: 2 year old bull in heat

Postby jehosofat » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:59 am

Did you name him Bruce? :lol2:
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Re: 2 year old bull in heat

Postby Son of Butch » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:19 pm

Lily-Haven was the registered name of a bull Select Sires used as a teaser after he fell out of the lineup.
Back then they weren't as politically correct and instead of teaser bull referred to him as a Sweet-Azz bull.
And Lily for short. Raven is correct about steers being used.
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Re: 2 year old bull in heat

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:07 pm

He was "low man on the totem pole" - lowest in the pecking order.
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Re: 2 year old bull in heat

Postby Brute 23 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:04 pm

Part of the game. Its like prison in those bull pastures some times. Its amazing the damage you see.
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Re: 2 year old bull in heat

Postby Ebenezer » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:05 am

There was a study years ago and bulls that were chased and ridden by other bulls had a low grade infection and emitted an odd odor was the idea. Treated with antibiotics and the riding stopped. I do not have the reference as it was a long time ago. Or if I had it I would not know where to look.
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Re: 2 year old bull in heat

Postby jehosofat » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:10 am

Ebenezer wrote:There was a study years ago and bulls that were chased and ridden by other bulls had a low grade infection and emitted an odd odor was the idea. Treated with antibiotics and the riding stopped. I do not have the reference as it was a long time ago. Or if I had it I would not know where to look.


That was before society deemed it ok to be a fudge packer. :lol:
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