you don't know till you try...and the sad part is,the results don't happen overnight..man even wanted to buy him before his first calf hit the ground...I thought ain't no way I'm selling a unproven bull. If his calves came to big and killed some,had trouble or were dinks that didn't grow..didnt want to deal with that..that cost me ...Bigfoot":1yst0s19 said:This home spun commercial bull talk, will get ya black listed here. With the warning out, I must confess. I've had several over the years. No more hit or miss, than the ones I travel to the sales to buy.
No different from registered bull that was unproven....lot of folks got burned with registered bulls.True Grit Farms":ql3owj36 said:
Got burned on what? Sure not birthweight using a registered Angus bull. The EPD'S and DNA testing has eliminated birth weight issues on the high side using Angus. IMO the calves are getting to small in the Angus breed.Muddy":3hu6hgws said:
Usually, registered bulls come from proven cow lines, .the predictability is there For the most part...Muddy":bkt0zgh7 said:
I don't believe anyone had any doubts about your bull.jscunn":10yy5nik said:Sorry guys for my poor reading comprehension. He is home raised but purebred and registered not commercial. carry on..
We've been really dry since August. But I've been feeding 6# of good feed a day and free choice 8-10% hay to Charolais cross cows and haven't seen anything close to a 80 lb calf. And my Angus an SimAngus cows are having calves in the 65 lb range. Everything has been alive and is growing good so I'm not complaining.ALACOWMAN":sanxxflm said:Usually, registered bulls come from proven cow lines, .the predictability is there For the most part...Muddy":sanxxflm said:
Agreed. He had an actual bw of under 75 lbs but I wouldn't put any unproven homegrown bull on heifers.True Grit Farms":zziwekeu said:Good looking bulls, but the one on the left wouldn't go on any heifers till I saw his first calf crop. He has a big square looking head in the picture.