Bull maturity?

Discussion in 'Cattle' started by Sapphire, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Sapphire

    Sapphire Member

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    At what age will a bull calf be mature enough to service the cows? The cows are Limousin, he is a Limousin/Angus. He's 12 mos now and will be replacing our current bull.

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. tyusclan

    tyusclan Well-Known Member

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    How many cows are you talking about? At 12 months he should be able to service 10 to 12 cows without any problem.
     

  3. Up North

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    Assuming normal growth and in good health, he should be ready to fullfill his prime directive :cow: immediately.
     
  4. Sapphire

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    That's good news. He doesn't have many - only 10. Hate to see our big bull go. He's been a sweetie. Hope Duke is as good as his daddy.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  5. Up North

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    Sapphire do monitor his condition. If he is breeding in this heat he may start to get skinny- DO NOT allow this to happen or he may become innefective.
    Feed him supplemental treats daily where other cows can't get them if neccessary............cheers