48cm Yearling Scrotal

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48cm Yearling Scrotal

Post by Farmer13 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:38 pm

I have an Angus bull that measured 48cm scrotal as a yearling. I'm aware this an extremely high number and I am wondering if this could indicate a problem or future problem?

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Re: 48cm Yearling Scrotal

Post by Bright Raven » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:45 pm

Are you sure? The criteria for a yearling Angus is only 32. If I remember, 15 months is 34, etc. Might be off a little but that is HUGE.
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Re: 48cm Yearling Scrotal

Post by holm25 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:47 pm

That’s extremely large...

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Re: 48cm Yearling Scrotal

Post by talltimber » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:00 pm

You didn't have a leg in it too did you?

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Re: 48cm Yearling Scrotal

Post by Aaron » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:13 pm

That is a very good problem to have. Wish more breeders took scrotal size seriously. I like to see at least 40 cm in 2 year olds, and 48 is extremely rare even at that age. Use him and keep as many daughters as possible.

Unless of course the testicles are misshapen. But if qualified vet gives him the thumbs up on BSE, I would be pretty happy.
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Re: 48cm Yearling Scrotal

Post by 76 Bar » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:19 pm

I'd question that measurement on a yearling. How experienced is the DMV and did he give you a copy of the BSE results? A 32 SC is the minimum for yearling English/English composite breeds. High 30's and ~ 40 SC is exemplary. Anything substantially over that as a yearling would be a red flag regarding the veterinarians proficiency and/or an indication of a serious/compromising issue with the bull's reproductive capacity.

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Re: 48cm Yearling Scrotal

Post by wbvs58 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:18 pm

He must be busting for a root.

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Re: 48cm Yearling Scrotal

Post by ez14. » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:49 pm

If it's healthy then that is a good thing! But if it is swollen up or something then it could be a problem. I'd definitely get it checked out better

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Re: 48cm Yearling Scrotal

Post by Till-Hill » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:07 pm

Dont chase extremes, 42 is great plenty on a yearling. 48 on a 2yr old I had once was crazy big. Wish I had pictures. I felt bad chasing him in the pasture

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Re: 48cm Yearling Scrotal

Post by Son of Butch » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:03 am

Farmer13 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:38 pm
I have an Angus bull that measured 48cm scrotal as a yearling. I'm aware this is extremely high
I am wondering if this could indicate a problem or future problem?
Yes, such a large deviation from the norm is considered abnormal even for a long yearling.
(Abnormal is not always a negative thing)

But definitely have a vet test your bull's semen for motility and morphology.
A few vets only check motility, get both as morphology will determine if sperm is in fertile shape.
+85 morphology with 48 scrotal would indicate you may have a superstar... 70 or less... bye bye.

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Re: 48cm Yearling Scrotal

Post by Brookhill Angus » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:21 am

That’s big, but I’ve had several between 40-42 and they turned out to be pretty potent bulls for the buyers. No complaints about open cows/heifers from the clients. The bulls just had big balls.

I had a vet check them as well, he gave them a clean bill of health

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Re: 48cm Yearling Scrotal

Post by Farmer13 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:23 pm

Bull had infection (puss) in ejaculate when examined for BSE. Thinking he should probably not be a herd bull, looks like just asking for problems down the road.

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Re: 48cm Yearling Scrotal

Post by Aaron » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:53 pm

Farmer13 wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:23 pm
Bull had infection (puss) in ejaculate when examined for BSE. Thinking he should probably not be a herd bull, looks like just asking for problems down the road.
Yep, dump him. Least you have an answer to the anomaly.
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