Why retain an inferior bull? Then you just create more inferior calves. Band him (or cut him), eat him and use something that is a step forward in the type of cattle you want instead of a step back.Temperament is great. Yes raised bulls before different breeds nothing angus.
I’d use him a year or two and sell after that
Let's wait to see him at 9 months...it does...but then it doesn't look promising in the bull's current state. He might get a little darker too...less red. I banded all my bulls at 1 or 2 months... all were from heifers this year....too small. Got to find the right mother, in addition to its father...for a keeper bull. A bull's born weight and size will get bigger as both the bull and cows age together....i have two cows and a bull in my herd where i might keep a bull from their stock...but 3 to 6 years down the road when they're bigger older and can produce a bigger bull.Very new to red beef anything wondering thoughts on this little guy he’s 4.5 months old at picture time.
Is he good enough to be a bull or just good burger? Lol
too me, he lacks width in both the front and rear. I would doubt he will grow to have a good depth of rib. as @puzzled in oregon stated, he looks thin which I would be worried about offsping not growing as expected. Is the dam a low mik producer or is he just genetically a slow grower? either way, use a bull that will give you profitable offspring regardless whether they are for replacements or terminal.Because of bad confirmation ? Hip?