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.
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.
Red Hot, born in 2012, is pictured above as a yearling. He is real flashy. He won't be the smallest bull we have used but he is a looker. We are going to put him with a couple cows for 2013 breeding season to see how that goes. This guy is really put together.
Rascal, a 2008 bull is the smallest bull we have ever seen in the flesh. We measured him multiple times and he is a true 29 inch bull behind the hump. He was weighed also and at 5 years old, he was only 188 lbs! He is sire of up to 5 calves for 2014.
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.
TMZ, a 2013 bull calf. A Sugar Cain son out of a 34 inch zebu cow. If he stays under 36 inches, this guy will do wonders for our herd. He is solid. Deep bodied and well put together. We would like more color but if mated to colored cows, should throw some good ones. Just have to wait.
Woody is another 2013 bull calf with alot of potential. He is out of Sugar Plum by Rascal. He is one of the oldest bull calves we kept and still the smallest. No picture does him justice. He is a great little bull. Again, a waiting game.
Woody at 12 months old
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, Sugar Bottom, only 35 inches, and Rascal. We are keeping an eye on this one.
Choncho, April 2014 after a hard winter. He came through real nice I think.
Tyson's TKO, had to change his name....since he is turning into a knock out. It will be tough waiting on this guy. He has great conformation, color and size...his sire is Rascal (29inch) and his dam Pepper (33inch). This guy will be small, just have to wait for him to mature. His speckles and points are brindle. 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 nothin but color.
Tyson's TKO, April 2014. He was the one I was worried about sine he was born in July, but he came through winter real good as well. He is actually tri-colored. Hard to see in the picture but he has brindle ears and speckles.
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.