I'd also consider insuring the bull before I started hauling him around and getting him collected. Good luck....
Who would you talk to about insuring an individual animal? Our insurance company will cover certain things with livestock, but they won't insure individuals.
I raise American Miniature Jerseys and I have the only Registered bull in the breed that's unrelated to the rest of the breed.
This breed is the American counterpart of the "Old World" or Isle of Jersey Jerseys, which are much smaller and more refined than our American (standard) Jerseys.
The American Miniature Jerseys are to be identical to the Jerseys still found on the Isle of Jersey today. They are not a new breed, they are a very old breed rediscovered.
The rest of the breed (less than 200 animals) traces to an import of Isle Jerseys made in 1850.
My bull is a direct descendant of an import of Isle Jerseys made in 1990 -- same foundation, just 140 years later.
The information on his background, along with his tiny size (20 lbs at birth, 375 lbs at yearling) entitled him to full Registration as a fullblood.
There are only 6 fullblood bulls in the US that are available for AI, of those 6, 2 are half-brothers and sired the other 4. Most of the cows are also closely related to this same handful of bulls.
Personally, I see a disaster coming for our little breed unless good new genetics are made available.
So I'm having my bull collected in October.
If I can get several heifers on the ground in the next couple of year to prove him, he'll be a very valuable addition to the breed.
With his status of being the ONLY unrelated bull and that he will be availble for AI, I'm starting to feel the need to get him insured as soon as we see what his calves are going to look like.