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Ky hills

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They have long tails, so they appear to be older. Was just curious. Thanks.
Good observation. When I was buying stocker calves, or heifers for bred heifer projects, I always tried to notice the tails and if they looked long and full in comparison the rest of the animal, I passed on them as they were older than their comparative growth.
I have noticed that a lot of Angus have shorter tails with very little switch, where as Herefords usually have longer tails with fuller and longer tail switches. Some of our BWF do as well.
 

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The young bull is a bit shorter than they are but no doubt he will get the job done. I've seen cows lay down to get bred. Nature finds a way!
 
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The young bull is a bit shorter than they are but no doubt he will get the job done. I've seen cows lay down to get bred. Nature finds a way!
Yes, he is from a smaller framed cow and is a bit younger than the heifers, he is an April of 2020 calf.
 

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