yes Bill, this bull seems very underweight, especially compared to my beefmasters! I posted in another post about this neighbor who is raising holsteins, and they are very thin, but Dun seems to think that that's just the holstein look, especially compared to the beef cattle all around me, and I dont have any other holsteins around to compare them with! He is not milking them, and he got them from his brother in Arkansas, so he didnt have to pay for them, but it sounds like maybe he got the culls or something, and he got the bull from the same brother! The bull is in a small pen with a couple of the cows, as he is trying to somehow get into a beef breed from the mating of the holsteins/charolais combo, but I am not sure what he's gonna end up with!
Since I bought beefmaster cows, and they were bred to Black Angus bulls, I will probably keep that line going. The two calves that were just born are black and the other is very dark brn and turning more black every day.
While I certainly didnt mean to hi-jack this post, I would certainly like to see the pics of the beefmasterXcharolais cross Beefy!