Ibought some cows last fall that were already breed. one of the calfs my friend told me was a rat tail. He said that it would bring 10.00 to 15.00 per 100 less at sale because of this can any body tell me why.
Joe":1gi41bvi said:I bought some calves for replacement a few years ago, and when the vet was out for pre breeding work up she mentioned the herd of 89 had rat tail. Most of them were missing the long haired part of the tail, a few had excessively long tail hair, touching the ground, and a very few were normal. The were F-1 Angus X Hereford, from well known herds. They may have grown slower, maybe, but they were averaging #1200 at calving.