While down at the sale barn today I eavesdropped on an odd conversation taking place between 3 farmers sitting in front of me. One guy ran about 25 head of red and black angus cows and about 5 holstien cows. He was there to buy a bull (I know bad idea). Anywaythere were a few decent bulls, phenotypically, to go through but he was refusing to bid. Everytime a decent bull would come in he would tell his companions that he did not want that bull because it was not tall enough to breed his holstien cows. The bulls were probably 2 years old and decent framed but not exceptionally tall. More normal for angus bulls in my opinion. He finally bid on and bought a big, long legged, very tall and rangy black bull that looked to be fairly aged for a commercial bull. He had a big ol' pallet head, pinched heart girth, funnel but and a loose sheath. The only positive attributes of the bull was that he was long and seemed fairly docile. I almost couldn't believe what he was telling his companions. He did not want to buy the younger, shorter bulls because he thought that they would have problems trying to breed the holstiens. He basically bought an inferior bull because he had 5 holstiens in his herd. I don't guess he thought about the other 25 inferior calves that he would have.