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 have. I know they are out there, everyone just hangs on to the good bulls.
2013 Breeding BullsSugar Cain is our main herd sire and a home grown bull. He was born March 3, 2007. He was 36 inches tall and 400lbs at over 6 years old. He is all bull.
His calves are some of the smallest we have had and also the widest color variety out of a single bull. This guy has really improved our herd.
He has had some great calves but the 2013 breeding season will be his last with our herd. We are expecting 14 calves on 2014. We have collected semen from him for future use. He has been a great herd sire and has offspring from one end of the country to the next.
White Hot is a 2010 bull calf. We don't normally use yearling bulls but this guy is really put together. Great color, disposition, horn set and we think he will be in the ball park for size. We had an amazing bull calf out of our cow Sugar, in 2012. We call him Red Hot.
We are going to put him with a couple cows for 2012 breeding season to see how that cows. This guy is really put together.
Future Herd Sires
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.
Tyson, a 2013 bull calf. We are betting the farm on him. If he stays under 36 inches, this guy will do wonders for our herd. He is solid. Deep bodied and well put together.
Woody is another 2013 bull calf with alot of potential. He is out of a 29 inch bull and one of our best cows, Sugar Plum. No picture does him justice. He is a great little bull. Again, a waiting game.
Choncho is another 2013 bull calf we are betting on. He is solid, nice bone and great conformation. He is out of a great cow line with his mother only 35 inches and our 29 inch bull. We are keeping an eye on this one.
Hombre, this brindle spotted bull is now two years old. We need to update the picture, above is his yearling picture. He is really filling out nicely. He has the color and conformation I like. It is fun to watch these bulls grow out. He is 38 inches tall.
30 months old
A late 2010 bull that has really come on strong. Ragin Cain is a nice bull. Only sired one calf, Miss Fit in 2012. A nice little heifer before he was sold.
Rascal, our 29 inch bull. Smallest bull I have ever seen in the flesh. He is a true 29 inch bull, meaured behind the hump. He sired 5 bull calves in 2013, and is bred to 5 more cows for 2014 calves. He sired Woody, Choncho, Pepper Shot, Marvin and Vendetta. He now lives in Florida, but he did us right.