Posted 4/4/2021 05:36 (#8932842 - in reply to #8932771) Subject: RE: Bull purchasing?
ntexcotton - 4/3/2021 23:58
RFI90 - 4/3/2021 23:15
Read it again: "Carcass numbers first. If they won't marble and make yield grade 5, they should have been made a steer."
Think of it this way: If they won't marble and THEY ALSO make a Yield Grade 5, that's two reasons to disqualify them, not to like them. They don't have to be in the top 1%, but why would you want something that's in the worst 1%?
Exactly. I don't want high percentile fat numbers. Too many get wrapped up on how great the outside is and forget that the inside matters.
New 14mo bought today. Top 10% WW and DOC, 15% YW. Top 2% overall and top 1% in the beef.
I do hope that you're feeding all your calves right to slaughter.
The formula I remember is 10:2:1 - - - maternal:feeding:carcass (not sure I have the 2nd one right though)
So I'd be focusing on what is important on the maternal end of things.
If this is a terminal cross bull - - - - and he's only on 3 yr olds + then I might look at a bull like above - - - - and EVERYTHING gets sold.
I just don't want any humongous elephant cows - - - - they just don't make me any money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (make the feeder money though).