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Thank you all.
All bulls are sired by the same purebred Limousine bull. Sold him last year, but most of calves this year are his. Have 8 already sired by the new Limo bull.
 
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Thank you. Two bulls should be sold tomorrow.
Yes, he looks great, but despite his huge birth weight his growth is very average, no difference in weight now with other bulls. Have his full brother now, which was born alot smaller, but looks almost identical.
 
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Sold two bulls from the group of five. One- grey- had kill-out 61.8%, another- red horned- had 64.5%. Both out of first calvers, which were sired by our homebred crossbred bull AngusxCharx. One cow is out of Angusxdairy cow, another out of BBxdairy cow. Both cows have heifers this year, so probably gonna leave both as replacements.
Should sell 7 more soon.
 

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Do you make any of your bull calves into steers or do people prefer them to be bulls for beef? Your cattle have real nice builds, very nice butts and the muscling is very obvious. Do you see any problems with the BB crosses as far as calving? What about dispositions? Your pictures are great and it seems that the cattle don't mind so most all must be pretty quiet dispositioned. How old were the bulls on average in these pictures? Do you mostly sell dire4ct to individuals?

Like your pictures and your animals.
 
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farmerjan":kib2vdwm said:
Do you make any of your bull calves into steers or do people prefer them to be bulls for beef? Your cattle have real nice builds, very nice butts and the muscling is very obvious. Do you see any problems with the BB crosses as far as calving? What about dispositions? Your pictures are great and it seems that the cattle don't mind so most all must be pretty quiet dispositioned. How old were the bulls on average in these pictures? Do you mostly sell dire4ct to individuals?

Like your pictures and your animals.
Thank you.
All are bulls, never had any steers. You wouldn't get bigger price for steers here. We sell them to the meat factory.
The youngest one is May born, the eldest is 18mo, mostly born in March-April.
BB cross cows are really good commercial cows for producing meaty calves. The highest % of BB in a cow we'd 50%, but the other half was dairy, so that improved calving. Have some cows with 1/4BB, some even less. Not much of difference in calving compared to other cows. However, they sometimes can have some quite extreme muscled calves at birth, but with a good bull selection for them, not overfeeding and breeding them not too small, they usually calve without assistance. Their daughters have good milking ability, have great calves.
Never used BB bull on any beef breed cross cow. Probably gonna search for a purebred BB bull for some cows next year. Would like to get some replacements. Would use him only for fully matured easy calving cows.

Yeah, bulls are pretty quiet. We feed them twice a day since weaning, so they got used to us walking around them and they don't mind us. Not all want to have close contact with us, but most are friendly.
Some videos taken just after turning the bigger bulls herd out on grass this spring. They are pretty friendly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2N-UkELrqE&t=138s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQFSoSUMUPs&t=1s
 
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Sold three boys two days ago and three more last week. Elder were 17 mo, younger(sold this week) 16-15mo. Liveweights : 1404, 1311, 1314, 1343, 1358, 1367. The youngest one was 15months 2days old, liveweight 1367lbs. Deadweights were all except one over 800lbs, up to 890lbs. Highest kill-out 64.2%, red polled bull , which bw was 160lbs.
 
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Sold four boys this week. All sired by the same Limousine bull.
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Out of Angusxdairy cow. Liveweight 1312lbs, deadweight 758.4lbs. 17mo.
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Dam is sired by AngusxLimox bull, out of AngusxBBxdairy cow. Liveweight 1285lbs, deadweight 776lbs. Dam is a very plain looking small cow, which had the 1st calf at 15months age. 16mo.
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Dam is sired by AngusxLimox bull, out of Charolaisxdairy cow. Liveweight 1338lbs, deadweight 787lbs. 17mo.
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Dam is 3/4Limo, 1/4dairy. Liveweight 1320.6lbs, deadweight 813.5lbs. 17mo.
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Some more photos of boys:
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6 more left to sell. Two from those:
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Dam is sired by the same crossbred bull, out of BBxdairy cow. 15 months old.
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7/8Limo,1/8dairy. 16 months old.
 
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Sold five bulls recently. One is still left, but he'll be sold much later, as he was growing away from his mum, so is much smaller than his twin brother now.
Don't have any photos of one from this year, unfortunately. He was LimoxHerefordxdairy, nothing special, but had 64% kill-out.
Other bulls:
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Polled are twins. The smaller one is not sold yet.
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It was very hard to take photos of them, as they were already closed in a pen and not happy about that. Later gonna post their all weights. Limo red bull had 65% kill-out, solid red- 60%, black horned- 61.8%, black polled- 59.5%
 
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