A bunch of bull!
Just reminiscing here on some better weather;
Our breeding bull with last year’s calf
proud mamma [ looks tired, gave birth that morning ] ;
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.
I love seeing real life in action. Thanks for sharing
Both of my now grown kids were over 9 lbs when born… I guess their mom throws meaty kids : )
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!
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.
Are those lowlines (Aberdeen)?
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.
We LOVE OURS, sad to say we are selling the herd due to drought. Love the breed, give yours a scratch for me.