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Clyde Tipton
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Heifer Update
The fruits of our planning is paying off. I traded the best bull we ever owned about a year ago as his daughters were approaching breeding age and shuffled back into the main herd from the weaning pen. The following are some pics of our best half sisters all sired by our old bull. They are maturing nicely.

Reference sires pictured below that.


3 year old


2 year olds






Yearlings





Sire:



New bull bought in to cover the mature herd and these heifers:



Carson123987
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re: Heifer Update
look at those mfs


GREENHEAD22
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re: Heifer Update
I do like the coloring on the Longhorns, thats about it though.

Good looking animals you have there.
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Clyde Tipton
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re: Heifer Update
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look at those mfs


I wish I could look at them everyday.

What prompted the thread was we hauled 3 older mature cows that were at the bottom of the totem pole to the sale barn yesterday to make room for these beauties. All 3 we sold were solid reds, which is needed to throw color, but to be replaced by some of this flash is a definite upgrade to the herd.

We were at 31 head, sold down to 28. That's basically a 10% reduction in shit, and a 10% increase in available grass for the remaining herd for the rest of the summer.

Tough decisions, but you have to do what's best for the herd. The mature cows we sold we've had for 8-10 years.


Clyde Tipton
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All 3 we sold were solid reds


This is a neat pic from a cool spring morning. The two solid reds on the right are two of the 3 we let go.



Eta: You can compare their decent horns with those on the 3 year old heifer in the OP. The 3 year old heifer is blowing the doors off them obviously. That tells me we're moving in the right direction.
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Clyde Tipton
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re: Heifer Update
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I do like the coloring on the Longhorns, that at about it though.

Good looking animals you have there.


Thanks. We like the history, and they certainly pop in a front pasture.

You have to get over the beef aspect and realize there is a market for ropers, hides, skulls and grind meat. When beef prices go up, the roper market follows a few months behind. That's because as beef prices go up, more acres are dedicated to beef which shrinks the acres available for ropers. That drops the roper supply and drives up the price.

Interesting little economic relationship if you're into that kind of thing.
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fillmoregandt
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re: Heifer Update
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look at those mfs


Lol, I said almost the exact same thing

“Look at that big mf’er”


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TigerAxeOK
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Man, those bulls are some real bosses. Nice work


Nawlens Gator
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Jever just jump on their back and ride'em?



Clyde Tipton
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ever just jump on their back and ride'em?


Oh yeah.

I used to rodeo a little bit in my younger days before puberty made me too big to be a good bull rider.

Anyway, my son is about to be 6 and he says he wants to try to ride some. I'm looking for an old bucking chute or have someone weld one up. We've usually got a couple young bulls or steers hanging around a kid can ride and learn on before you get into competitive rodeos and actual bucking bulls.

It's what we call Jr. bulls. I've seen kids as young as 7 ride yearling calves, and ride them well. About 13 years old you transition into Sr. bulls which are full grown bulls. It sounds crazy, but rodeo is a young mans game. High school and college is most peoples prime. Much like other professional athletes, very few go pro. So bull riding is over about the time you hit your early 20's.
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LSUA 75
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re: Heifer Update
Cool lookin cattle.I often wondered how they keep from poking each other’s eyes out with those long pointed horns.


Clyde Tipton
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I often wondered how they keep from poking each other’s eyes out with those long pointed horns.


It can happen, but more often it's an accident rather than intentional fighting.

Most eye losses come when they are crowded in a trailer or a working pen/alley.


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Gumdrops


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Hog Zealot
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I’d keep my eye on calf 6. Looks like it wants to bust your arse for taking its picture. Salty lil’ looking thing.


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baldona
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re: Heifer Update
How mean are the bulls compared to other breeds?


Clyde Tipton
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re: Heifer Update
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How mean are the bulls compared to other breeds?


Extremely docile. You can't chance it with the horns. No matter how well built or colorful, I'll never breed a mean or aggressive bull to my cows. It's just not worth the risk.



gumbo2176
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Man, those animals are beautiful and the bulls look absolutely massive.


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Stexas
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re: Heifer Update
always enjoy these threads


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BFIV
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re: Heifer Update
I see in this pic that you are ready to make a hasty retreat if necessary! I would never try to touch or pet any of my bulls on the head even though I had raised many of them from the day they were born. Some of those bulls would take that as a challenge and they would push back...quickly. Others thought they were still a calf and wanted to play and be petted, but a 2000 lb. bull will and can kill you. Great pics, btw! Enjoy your threads about your longhorns.


kywildcatfanone
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Those are beautiful animals.


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