Youngest you've seen a bull ....

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Youngest you've seen a bull ....

Postby torogmc81 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:18 pm

What's the youngest you've known/seen a bull calf to breed a cow/heifer? I've got a March 21 bull calf out of Reserve that i'm keeping for clean up but have kept him with some fall heifer calves since he got weaned. Better safe than sorry ..... so when should he be separated. NOTE: normally he'd be serperated but we have some logistics issues at the current time.

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Re: Youngest you've seen a bull ....

Postby MRRherefords » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:41 pm

Had an almost 10 month old breed one of my biggest cows a couple years ago.

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Re: Youngest you've seen a bull ....

Postby Muddy » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:44 pm

I knew someone had a six month old bull calf bred his own mother.

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Re: Youngest you've seen a bull ....

Postby Air gator » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:47 pm

What do you think of Reserve? What kind of cow would he work with? Does he add a lot of milk?
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Re: Youngest you've seen a bull ....

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:51 am

Any time after 6 months, he could breed his sisters. Not "normal", but definitely a possibility. The odds are that he will NOT be breeding you falls, but for safety measures, you can Lutalyse your heifers 10 days after you separate them.
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Re: Youngest you've seen a bull ....

Postby BK9954 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:17 pm

10 month bred my heifers in December
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Re: Youngest you've seen a bull ....

Postby Aaron » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:58 pm

Sold neighbor a bottle bull calf off cow that had died last fall. Calf born Sept 2nd, 2016. Him, his brother and nephew decided to use him on their yearling heifers. At 9 months of age, that calf bred and settled 15 of 16 heifers this summer.
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