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    Lost a cow to calving.

    Not sure if the calf was too big or that she fell while calving and could get up. When I found her she was laying on her stomach with her legs split apart and the calfs head sticking out. She was an angus cow and the bull a polled hereford. What do you all think happened?
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    Brangus

    Ok, I'm looking at this brangus bull for my angus heifers, the owner tells me that his herd bull has produced mid 70 lbs bulls and heifers in the 60 lbs range. Is that more or less what a low birth weight bull should produce?
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    Brangus

    @1982vett, are you saying that because brangus do better in this kind of environment, or because of the birth weight?
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    Brangus

    Is a brangus bull ok for pure angus heifers. Are they low birth weight?
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    Heifer weight before breeding

    I started my herd two years ago. I have angus heifers and ran them with a full size polled hereford bull. The 5 that have calved already had no problems. I bought another eight angus heifers and plan on using the same bull. They are producing some really nice baldies.
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    Black angus hiefers/Brahman bull

    What would be the best bull for my first calf angus heifers?
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    Black angus hiefers/Brahman bull

    Ok thanks for all your comments. I'm in the learning stages of raising/breeding cattle and you guys have been very helpful. I guess I'll stick to my polled hereford bull for at least another year.
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    Black angus hiefers/Brahman bull

    I have a polled hereford bull that I can use on them, but just wanted input on using a polled brahman bull. I live in south Texas and I've heard brangus do better than angus in hot/humid climates. @Son of Butch, what kind of trouble will I have by breeding a brahman bull to angus heifers?
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    Black angus hiefers/Brahman bull

    I have yearling black angus heifers and I'm thinking of using a grey brahman bull on them. Would that be OK for the first calf heifers? Don't want to have calving issues.
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    Vaccines after weaning?

    Ok thanks
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    Vaccines after weaning?

    I'm from South Texas and would like to know what are the recommended vaccines for my calves after weaning?
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    Black Baldy Bulls

    Thanks denvermartin and rafter. I may keep my heifers not sure yet, but definitely will sell the bulls.
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    Black Baldy Bulls

    Ok good. I bought my brangus heifers when they were about a year old more or less and then my polled hereford bull also about a year old. I think im on a good track in building a nice program. Thanks for all your input, I really appreciate it.
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    Black Baldy Bulls

    Thanks for the info, Just so you know I have 8 brangus cows and a hereford bull. I have 2, 3 1/2 month heifers and 2, 2 1/2 month baldy bulls. Still need 3 more cows to calve. So you say I should band (castrate) them?
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    Black Baldy Bulls

    I have black baldy bulls that were born in late July 2014. My question is when is the best time to sell them. Also should I sell them as steers or whole? This is my first herd, so Im learning as I go. Thanks.
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