Jeanne - Simme Valley":2vejcdc0 said:You have received great advice. It's a lose-lose situation for both buyer & seller. He is out the $$$ - you are out the year. That would be what I would have offered - and would expect from another breeder.
Actually Pieds are late to mature.....slick4591":1uzw1p5a said:For the record I never, ever thought it was something he had done on purpose. Piedmontese are early maturing and yes, there were bull calves and her sire running in the same pasture. It was an unfortunate incident, but it was his mistake. If this had happened a couple of months from now and the calf didn't look like it was fullblood, I woulda figured a neighbor's bull had jumped the fence and gotten to her as I only bought a bull a month ago and he's pastured 9 miles away from the heifers. I woulda sucked it up and took the hit. I do believe the breeder bears the responsibility of this happening, but just how far he needed to take it was in limbo with me. Now I know and have learned a few lessons. In fact, I hung a gate today so I can separate pastures and animals when the time comes. I don't want something like this biting me in the butt!
She is a nice looking heifer. (I like that gal on her left too!) Looks like you are building a nice harem for Bryson!slick4591":2tg3o45q said:Got her home today and dumped her with the bigger girls. Found out she really tries to hold her own at the trough, but quickly learned to run from end to end to get to eat. She's been off the teat a week and has bawled herself hoarse. Guess I coulda done worse.
slick4591":1yetohsd said:Ya know, I’m really trying to be open minded about this and look at both sides. On my side I’m thinking she coulda just died from something and I’d be out everything. But then I think it was his mistake that she was bred so early and why should I be out the money for feed, shots, etc…?
Yeah, he coulda been a bunghole and said that it was my problem and hung the phone up, and I do appreciate the fact that he has made the offer. I just didn’t know what the right thing for him to do in this situation. After all, it might be me on his side one day and I need to know what I should do.