My new RA bull

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My new RA bull

Post by JMER1533 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:14 am

I wanted to share some pictures of my new RA bull I got from Redhill (reg# 3872591). I'm fairly new to cattle and wanted to see what the masses though of him phenotypically. I like his EPDs just fine especially his HPG and moderate milk (though I'm going work on lowering the milk in my herd and making the CED better with the registered females I'm using). He's about 15 months old. It's very hard to hurt my feelings so have at it.

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Re: My new RA bull

Post by YoungAngusCattle » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:28 am

I've always been told nuts, guts, and buts when picking out a bull. He certainly checks all of those boxes, fantastic looking animal. I don't know enough about red angus epds to comment on those.
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Re: My new RA bull

Post by 76 Bar » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:26 am

Very masculine, well muscled/thick & long rascal. Appreciate his breedy head and testicular development. Would like to see a video of how he moves.
Pretty solid EPD's across the board, e.g. balanced. Nit picking...only place I'd fault him would be his REA scan and subsequent EPD. IMF scan was good as is his EPD.
Like his pedigree. Dam's a donor with 24 calves to her credit so obviously Red Hill thinks highly of her. Pretty much Beckton breeding and line bred to the B571 bull and Barmaid females.
For some one fairly new to cattle, appears you picked a good one. Congratulations!

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Re: My new RA bull

Post by ALACOWMAN » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:48 pm

Fine looking bull...
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Re: My new RA bull

Post by elkwc » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:10 pm

Nice looking RA. Looked at some Tuesday that sold in a sale yesterday. They were mainly Brown breeding. The issue in our area is a glut of bulls. You can buy good yearlings of any breed most places for 2-3 thousand. Fall yearlings a little higher. This is one year it pays to be selling 2 y/o's. He should do you a good job.

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Re: My new RA bull

Post by 76 Bar » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:57 pm

I don't know enough about red angus epds to comment on those.
Non parent bulls less than 2 yrs of age:
https://redangus.org/genetics/epd-averages/

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Re: My new RA bull

Post by lithuanian farmer » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:42 pm

He is a very nice looking bull for his age

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Re: My new RA bull

Post by snoopdog » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:15 pm

Very nice bull
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Re: My new RA bull

Post by JMER1533 » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:52 pm

Thanks a lot y’all. I felt I liked the way he looked but wasn’t certain so it’s great to hear the input! 76 thanks for those details. I’m hoping to buy some heifers from Redhill, maybe the Grasstime Sale in cullman and then the WV beef expo. I did a good bit of research and found a couple breeders in those sales that focus on not babying their cattle with unnecessary shots, grain etc. they focus on lower input grass fed and cull very hard. No show cattle! I’m excited to get Steve something to do lol.

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Re: My new RA bull

Post by Nesikep » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:56 pm

Looks fine to me, hopefully he does the job and gives you nice calves!
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Re: My new RA bull

Post by gcreekrch » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:05 pm

If you don't like him tomorrow, send him a long ways west and some north!
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