On our farm right now we have four calves on the ground. That is four out of an expected 10. It has been a whirlwind of a week, with lessons learned at every turn. We have spent a lot of time talking about selecting your bull and the option of using a calving ease bull on this site. With 50% of our births thus far needing … [Read more...] about Lessons Learned in Selecting a Bull
Our post today focuses on selecting a bull or bulls for your breeding program. Please click here to read our previous post on deciding your breeding season. Please click here to read our introductory post for our Cattle Breeding blog series. We had written this post BEFORE our calving season started. With four calves on the ground, we feel that we need to add a few … [Read more...] about Cattle Breeding: Selecting Your Bull(s)
We're just getting into the cattle business, but have found ourselves owning a herd of mostly red cattle. Why red? I could spend a lot of time talking about Red Angus cattle and their genetics, but here's just a brief overview. When first looking for cattle, I didn't care much about breed or color. As long as they produced good beef and met some basic requirements for our … [Read more...] about Why Red Angus?