I would not buy a beefmaster bull to put on them for their first calves though.
quote:I sure wouldn't calve 'em off of rye grass.
so you think I should cross with a smaller breed the first time so they have less chance of having birth issues due to a big baby?
quote:We did this at first. I would artificially inseminate them. Very intensive management.
also, what about buying semen instead of a bull?
My dad used to manage a 400 cow dairy. Every evening, we used to go watch for cows playing, "leap frog." I had no idea what he was really watching for. They looked like they were having so much fun.
Everything really depends on the size of the operation. If you are looking at 20 heifers then I think AI is the way to go so that you dont have the expense of a bull. I would find a low birth weight brangus or angus for their first and then if I wanted to continue a registered herd go back to beefmaster. Is this going to be a hobby our a way to make a living?