I've amassed a herd of 20 cows at this point; 4 dairy breed heifers, whos story I'll tell in anther entry (that's one of them in the picture above) and 7 beef or beef-cross heifers. I'm going to expose them all to a bull and see what I get in terms of calves. I've chosen an angus bull, a beef breed, and here he is in his blog debut.
He's been keeping company with this little heifer, who's about the right weight to be bred, and they seem to be hitting it off, although since she has horns and he doesn't, she seems to have the advantage in their tussels.
But I'm glad to see them enjoying themselves and getting along. I kept the bull in the corral until I was sure that he wasn't mean and we understood one another, and then turned him out on grass today.