Bull soundness – structural

Introduction The bull’s fertility is the most important of his traits. You want him to be able to sire many calves, and sire them early each joining season. To do this, a bull must be sound in his structure so that he lasts many years, serving many cows in a short period of time without suffering injury. Structural soundness is …

Tips for Bull Buying Success

By Ellen H. Brisendine When it is time to buy a bull for your beef cattle herd, consider some advice from two people involved in the purebred side of ranching. Know your seller Know yourself Look for the bull or bulls that fit your plan Accept help and advice from people you trust Rayford Pullen is an Angus seedstock producer …

Do Bull Buyers Pay For Feed Efficiency?

Burt Rutherford | Jun 17, 2011 Bull buyers will pay for feed efficiency, according to John Paterson, Montana State University (MSU) Extension beef specialist. And, when packaged with other economically important traits, commercial cow-calf producers are willing to invest in bulls that will help them move their ranch forward. Feed efficiency is important, Paterson says, because 70% of cash outlay …