Sunday, March 5, 2017

Checking on the Bulls...



Our Angus Bulls winter in one of

our hay fields...



362 is a BIG boy!






The bulls spend the winter eating

alfalfa pellets and orchard grass hay...






They are gentle giants 

and always glad to see us...







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LuAnn Kessi

8 comments:

QuiltShopGal said...

Wow, 362 is a really big boy. Wouldn't want to come across him in the middle of the night.

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LuAnn Kessi said...

Oh, don't be afraid of him......he would run away from you. They are big but they are babies!

LuAnn

Jackie said...

They are huge!! I will take your word on their gentleness, the one bull looks like he's not to sure about you lol.

LuAnn Kessi said...

They are young bulls and very interested in everything we do…just like little kids.

LuAnn Kessi

claudia said...

Those are beautiful bulls. They may be gentle, but I don't think I would want to play with them!

Farm Quilter said...

Love the pictures of your cows, calves and bulls!! You have a lovely herd going. Since we don't raise cattle on our farm, I'm going to look to you to broaden my education!! How long do you keep your bulls? How long do you keep your calves? How big is your herd of heifers? If you have more heifers born in a year, do you keep them all or sell them? We have had 3 steers that we finished in the 10 years I have lived on the farm, so they fascinate me! I like the way you call the bulls by their numbers...found out the hard way that we can't name the animals that are going to end up in the freezer!! Sorry about the bombardment of questions, but I just love your farm and your animals!!

LuAnn Kessi said...

Many thanks for your comment. Now let’s see if I have some answers for you:
We keep the bulls several years until they are too big for breeding…..maybe until 4 years of age or so depending on their size.
We don’t keep all of our heifers, maybe a dozen of our best heifers we keep for replacement cows each year. The rest of the heifers are sold along with the steers.
We keep our calves until they are long yearlings almost 18 months.
We only name our very favorite heifers that we plan to keep as mother cows. The majority of mother cows do not have names.

Glad you are enjoying the blog,

LuAnn Kessi

Lynda said...

LuAnn, Again love the video.

I was going to ask you about naming but you answered it already. My brother had a pig - only animal he raised - and he called her Rosemary. I went to visit him one day (he lived out of town) and we are enjoying pizza and he blerts out - That's Rosemary on the pizza." I thought I was going to gag. He decided that he'd never name another animal that might end up as dinner.