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Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] Learning About Cows!
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 01:28:35 EDT
Yes, you really should keep them separated if possible. I like them to be at
least 15-16 months old before putting with the bull. That way they will be
at least 2 years old when they have their calves. Even a little older is
better. But on the average a 2 year old is good size and all by then. You
said that the grass was real good lots to eat. That also makes a factor of
how well they do as far as them coming in, earlier in age. Coming in, means
coming in heat for the bull. A cow will only be in for 3 days for the bull
to breed. So, now you know why John Henry was running from one end of the
pasture to the other. You might say the clocks ticking dude. LOL.
How old is this young bull? You want to make sure that if he is young like
14-15 months you don't want him to breed to many cows, you want to make sure
he don't hurt himself, because a young bull should not be put with more than
8-10 cows. They can ruin themselves.