When looking at structure in cattle they should have 45° angles at important bone joints like the hock and shoulder, with a functional top-line.
Have your shopping list ready before making a bull purchase. Focus on what your breeding or marketing goals will be for the calves sired by the bull.
Four considerations to make before your bull purchase.
Rather than keeping problem, inferior or old bulls through the winter, give some thought to marketing the culls.
Regardless of the real cost to maintain a cow per year there are females in every cowherd which will not produce enough pounds of calf to cover that cost.
Bull selection has a long-term impact on the cattle herd, so it pays to do your homework.
Severe frostbite or other injuries that occurred in March may be affecting bulls now.
I can still hear my daddy now "we need to keep that cow for one more lactation because she is one of our best cows and hopefully we will get a heifer from her." It didn't seem to matter that her udder was broken down an