hillsdown wrote:novaman wrote: I did have a few problems with the patches coming off when a cow was having a strong heat and being ridden heavily. quote]
Well the good thing about that is they usually have huge patches of hair missing on their back end and it is almost impossible to not know that they were in heat..
wade wrote:I don't recommend this way of doing things but think it will work great this breeding season. When I banded calves last spring I had 2 that I did not get both nuts below the band. I later had the vet out and cut them at around 9 months old. These two are heat detecting fools. They are almost a pain in the butt to have around the cows. Got a question though, any chance of them having any viable sperm in them after cut?
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:A cheap way to get a "gomer bull" is to take a cull cow & shoot her up with testosterone. She will be a great heat detector - and absolutely no chance of a "screw up". Just a pain having to keep giving her shots. We did this at a farm we managed. Worked really good.
Now, I just figure out what bull calves have a real high libido. I always check and see who they are sleeping next to or grazing next to - let alone the actual jumping activity. There always seems to be a few bull calves that are super horny & are great heat detectors. Kinda hard on their growth for 60 days.
Northern Rancher wrote:I've used just about every form of Gomer known to man and like the estrotect patches alot better. In a big bunch of cows you spend more time filling chinballs with a Gomer than I like. I breed cattle in synch programs all summer but we still do the traditional saddle horse and pull at home-good work for young horses and a relaxing way to wind down A'I season.