In with the new, out with old bulls!

Every few years cattle farmers have to change their breeding stock.  The bulls get too big or they may throw calves that just don’t suit.  This year we are sending to market our two big bulls.  They’ve gotten too big and several of the calves this year weighed 100+ pounds when they were born.  We like for them to weigh 60-75 pounds.  Big calves can cause problems for mom during birth and vets are not cheap!!  As it turned out the two bulls weighed just under 2 ton.  Lonnie weighed   2000+    and Caldwell weighed  1980 pounds.

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We raised one of our own that was born two years ago and his name is Clyde.  We bought another one from one of our neighbors and his name is Hammer.  Hubby is looking for a two year old bull to put with them since they are so young.

Clyde on the left, Caldwell in the middle and Hammer on the right.  This gives you an idea of how big the old bulls were.

Clyde on the left, Caldwell in the middle and Hammer on the right. This gives you an idea of how big the old bulls were.

 

So in with the new, out with the old and hopefully some happy cows come mid-June!!

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