Hi all, Dont get a chance to post here much but want to thow this by you more experienced cattle people. We always raise a holstein bull for 18 months or so and then send to the processor. Originally we used to steer the calf but the last few years we havent bothered with steering. My own personal experience is that up until 18 months or so the meat does not taste any different and they grow faster being intact. The reason for having a holstein is that they are very plentiful here and much cheaper then a meat variety. My neighbor [Amish] asked me the other day if I would want to breed this bull to his heifer. He is about 14 months now. He would pasture him till this fall and we would send him to slaughter after the grass is finished. Will breeding him make the meat more gamey tatsting? What would be a fair price/trade for letting him use this bull? I am thinking trading his "service" for some hay. Opinions please.