Yearling Balancer Bulls pics.

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Yearling Balancer Bulls pics.

Post by southernultrablack » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:37 pm

So here are a few of my yearling bulls.
Tell me what y’all think.

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Post by wbvs58 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:47 pm

They look very impressive especially 3rd one down. You did a good job on the photos.

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Post by JMJ Farms » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:57 pm

3rd is my favorite as well. They look good.
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Post by TN Cattle Man » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:55 pm

Looking good...
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Re: Yearling Balancer Bulls pics.

Post by sim.-ang.king » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:09 pm

3 and 4 are the bested balanced, with 3 having a slightly better rump.
5 is a little lighter on the hind end, but has good bone.
1 is about the same on the hind end as 5, but is a little too straight on his rear legs.
2 is too light on the hind end for such a heavy front, feet aren't as good, slightly twisted scrotum, and seems to be the poorest doing.
All five have potential if they can develop well over the next 4-6 months.
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Post by southernultrablack » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:06 pm

Thanks for the input! I’m pretty proud of them, but I know they aren’t perfect.

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Post by holm25 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:01 pm

Yep they’re nice. 3 is my favorite.

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Post by Coosh71 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:55 am

southernultrablack wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Thanks for the input! I’m pretty proud of them, but I know they aren’t perfect.
Yes they look good. How did you come about deciding to keep those as calves? What stood out about them?

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Post by southernultrablack » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:08 am

Coosh71 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:55 am
southernultrablack wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Thanks for the input! I’m pretty proud of them, but I know they aren’t perfect.
Yes they look good. How did you come about deciding to keep those as calves? What stood out about them?
Birthweight is the first factor right out of the gate. As they were growing you could tell that some stood out among the group, better bone, deeper bodied,
But it’s tough. They all have flaws and it’s tough deciding who to keep.

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Post by Coosh71 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:22 am

southernultrablack wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:08 am
Coosh71 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:55 am
southernultrablack wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Thanks for the input! I’m pretty proud of them, but I know they aren’t perfect.
Yes they look good. How did you come about deciding to keep those as calves? What stood out about them?
Birthweight is the first factor right out of the gate. As they were growing you could tell that some stood out among the group, better bone, deeper bodied,
But it’s tough. They all have flaws and it’s tough deciding who to keep.
I understand. Our BWs are very close on our bulls every year. If I had to choose it would be #4. He is more put together in the rump and front shoulders to me. He's a solid bull. I agree 3 looks good but 4 would be the pic if I had to pick today and cull the rest. How do you feed them from weaning to yearling?

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Post by YoungAngusCattle » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:33 am

I think your porch is in the perfect location to watch the cows while you grill out in the middle of the summer.
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Re: Yearling Balancer Bulls pics.

Post by southernultrablack » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:50 am

Coosh71 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:22 am
southernultrablack wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:08 am
Coosh71 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:55 am


Yes they look good. How did you come about deciding to keep those as calves? What stood out about them?
Birthweight is the first factor right out of the gate. As they were growing you could tell that some stood out among the group, better bone, deeper bodied,
But it’s tough. They all have flaws and it’s tough deciding who to keep.
I understand. Our BWs are very close on our bulls every year. If I had to choose it would be #4. He is more put together in the rump and front shoulders to me. He's a solid bull. I agree 3 looks good but 4 would be the pic if I had to pick today and cull the rest. How do you feed them from weaning to yearling?
They are fed about 2% of body weight per day of a 12-14% beef grower, split into two feedings and free choice grass hay.

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Re: Yearling Balancer Bulls pics.

Post by southernultrablack » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:51 am

YoungAngusCattle wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:33 am
I think your porch is in the perfect location to watch the cows while you grill out in the middle of the summer.
Lol! Thanks, but that’s actually the neighbors house. Lucky they haven’t run me off as muddy as it’s been!

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Re: Yearling Balancer Bulls pics.

Post by YoungAngusCattle » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:05 am

southernultrablack wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:51 am
YoungAngusCattle wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:33 am
I think your porch is in the perfect location to watch the cows while you grill out in the middle of the summer.
Lol! Thanks, but that’s actually the neighbors house. Lucky they haven’t run me off as muddy as it’s been!
Haha well hopefully they are aware enough to let you know if there's a problem in your pasture.
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Re: Yearling Balancer Bulls pics.

Post by Backbone Ranch » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:11 pm

I really like bulls 3 and 4.
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