A bunch of bull!

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  • Sat, Mar 06, 2021 - 05:01am

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    brushhog

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    A bunch of bull!

Just reminiscing here on some better weather;
Our breeding bull with last year’s calf

The gang

New arrivals;

proud mamma [ looks tired, gave birth that morning ] ;

Utterly fantastic;

 

I milked that cow all winter and just dried her off a couple weeks ago. The calf [ half angus/ half Ayrshire ] I halter trained and now she can be walked  and handled fairly easily [ for a young calf ]. My hope is she’ll go to a home that can use her as a modest milker that throws beefy calves. The pure ayrshire gives too much milk for a family milker and throws boney calves. The angus is a pure meat breed which makes little milk but beefy calves. The cross can often produce a happy medium.

Cheers
Brushhog

  • Sat, Mar 06, 2021 - 06:16am

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    stealyourface

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    A bunch of bull!

I love seeing real life in action. Thanks for sharing

  • Sat, Mar 06, 2021 - 07:20am

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    Jim H

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    LOL Brushhog

Both of my now grown kids were over 9 lbs when born… I guess their mom throws meaty kids : )

  • Sat, Mar 06, 2021 - 05:29pm

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    A bunch of bull!

I bought 10 cubic yards of bull! for the garden a few years ago.

 

More recently the bagged steer manure, 1 cubic foot bags, has sawdust or bark fines or another filler mixed in.

 

Pure Bull!  >>  Diluted Bull!

  • Sun, Mar 07, 2021 - 06:17am   (Reply to #4)

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    brushhog

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    A bunch of bull!

Pure bull vs diluted bull. Thats a topic I can identify with!

The pure stuff can burn vegetables unless its been well composted. Mostly I have my manure mixed with bedding and composted.

After Ive grazed a field there will be “bull plops” all over the place. I like to drag a ‘chain drag’ behind my tractor to break them up and spread the bull around.

In the spring and fall, I spread the mixed bull from the barn with a manure spreader.

  • Sun, Mar 07, 2021 - 06:50am

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    A bunch of bull! Brushhog?

Are those lowlines (Aberdeen)?

  • Sun, Mar 07, 2021 - 06:58am

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Yes they are lowlines. I find them more manageable than the larger breeds. They are also [ allegedly ]  pound for pound more economical to raise than the large breeds but I can’t say for sure.

  • Sun, Mar 07, 2021 - 11:38am

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    A bunch of bull!

We LOVE OURS, sad to say we are selling the herd due to drought. Love the breed, give yours a scratch for me.

Rob

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