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Separating bulls

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Anonymous

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I am considering trying something new this year during breeding time. I have 2 young bulls, an angus and a hereford. I want to run the hereford with the black cows and the angus with everything else. Will a single strand electric fence be enough to keep the bulls apart? I will be breeding a total of 19 cows between the 2 bulls and I only have one pasture.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Anonymous

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As long as thebulls are trained to the fence and it is HOT, a single strand will normally keep them apart.

dunmovin farms

> I am considering trying something
> new this year during breeding
> time. I have 2 young bulls, an
> angus and a hereford. I want to
> run the hereford with the black
> cows and the angus with everything
> else. Will a single strand
> electric fence be enough to keep
> the bulls apart? I will be
> breeding a total of 19 cows
> between the 2 bulls and I only
> have one pasture.

> Any suggestions would be
> appreciated.
 
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Anonymous

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I haven't ever tried to seperate bulls with an electric fence. All we use electric fence for is keeping cattle out of some of our hay fields. I've fixed many a barb wire fence that was torn up by bulls fighting across/thru it.

One thing that might help is if the bulls have run together prior to seperation. Usually (not always) a couple of bulls will fight enough to establish a pecking order and then things remain pretty much settled. Especially if one whips the other without much trouble. If no pecking order is established I would not count on an electric fence keeping them apart - just an opinion based upon my own experience.
 
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Anonymous

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It's kept the neighbors horny bull away from my hot cows for two years now. The key is a HOT electric fence.

dunmovin farms

> I haven't ever tried to seperate
> bulls with an electric fence. All
> we use electric fence for is
> keeping cattle out of some of our
> hay fields. I've fixed many a barb
> wire fence that was torn up by
> bulls fighting across/thru it.

> One thing that might help is if
> the bulls have run together prior
> to seperation. Usually (not
> always) a couple of bulls will
> fight enough to establish a
> pecking order and then things
> remain pretty much settled.
> Especially if one whips the other
> without much trouble. If no
> pecking order is established I
> would not count on an electric
> fence keeping them apart - just an
> opinion based upon my own
> experience.
 
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