What good does it do to have a nice herd of miniature cattle if you don't have a great bull. We are always on the lookout for a small bull. While size is important, we also would like to have conformation and disposition in there too. Splash on some color and you have it made.
Simple and easy....RIGHT!? Not hardly. It seems like it is getting harder to find bulls we like better than the ones we already have. I know they are out there, everyone just hangs on to the good bulls.
2016 Breeding Bulls
Since we are trying to raise the smallest and healthiest miniature cattle, we are always looking for small bulls. If we can't find them, we raise them. These home-grown bulls will each get a nice group of cows for the 2016 breeding season. We can hardly wait to see what happens.
Tyson's TKO, is really coming into his own. One of the main bulls used in 2016. He has great conformation, color and size...his sire is Rascal (29inch) and his dam Pepper (33inch). He was born July 6, 2013, was 22in/21lbs, still under 36 inches. His speckles and points have turned black. He was the last bull calf born in 2013, but he is totally unrelated to our females so he will make a great out cross on some super heifers. He should throw nothing but color. Most of his cow herd will consist of black and white cows and some loud speckled ones to get more of both. Picture taken June 12, 2015.
Ted is a 2013 bull. We have high hopes for his calves. He is bred to some of our best cows and we can hardly wait. He was 34 inches tall at 3 yrs old. He is built perfectly. He has a great tail, nice head, just nice all the way around. He is out of one of our best cow lines. Can't wait to see what he does. Look for his calves in 2017.
This a nice group of 2014 bulls. All of them got to romance this year. Really excited to see what happens. It is nice to get calves out of yearlings and get that genetic improvement in the herd early but it is also nice to see how they finish first. As yearlings, we have an idea how they will turn out. As two year old you pretty much know. By 3 yrs old they basically set.
Fargo, the most masculine one of the group. Real nice for a yearling. He is all about the girls. Finally had to take the yearling heifers out because he would not leave them alone. He is out of the same cow as Casey. His spots were brown as a calf, but I think he is technically a brindle. Should mature at 36 or less.
Bullfrog, a is turning into a good one. Out of Speckles by Sugar Cain, he will make a good bull. He also has brindle with lots of black. Real quite since a calf and still is. A great personality. Lots of color. The conformation I like. Just waiting on size. I hope he will finish at 34 inches.
Hurricane, I am holding my breath and crossing my fingers. He has been good since day one. Lots of color, the conformation I like. Out of a great young cow, Katrina and Rascal, a 29 inch bull. He not only got lots of milk from his morther, but also sneeking some from his grand-mother. He was a little butter ball as a calf. Just have to wait. Hoping for another 34 inch bull.