That's a lot for an old bull but only slightly for a young one. I've had good success with 18/24 month old bulls on forty cows. It's only a lot of work for the first heat cycle. Of course if the bull isn't doing the job it's a problem but you should know in one estrus.44 cows. I think I need 2 bulls
Thanks for your response.He might have been demoted to being the 2nd and the other bull took over the position of herd boss. I've found many older bulls who get kicked off the main position withdraw and go off by themselves.
That could be one, but if he is sick or injured he would do the same.
If it were my place I would ship the older one bye bye and get a yearling as replacement. Prices are good right now, here at least, you might get just about enough money for the old one to buy a yearling, depending on your 'wants' in a new bull.
Agree with others, you definitely need 2 bulls for that amount of cows.
Have a good one.
We had a Hereford bull like this back in the eighties, very seldom would we find him with the cows, always by himself, he was the only bull too.The smart ones will often go off by themselves once they have the job done. They don't like hangin around listening to woman talk if there is no prospect of a bit of action.