the real jake wrote:We bought two bulls at the Sinclair sale yesterday. I didn't go myself, so I can't tell you a lot about the cattle in general. We purchased bulls in the last three years of the original N-Bar, and I love 'em. These cattle are the nucleus of the original N-Bar herd, with some Sinclair breeding thrown in. The bulls that had higher birthweights were harder to sell it seems. They got down in the 1500 dollar range, but they did have a good sale. The bull I wanted and liked on paper brought 37,500 dollars. They had an own son of Emulation 31 for sale, but don't know what he brought.
My goal is not to raise the heaviest calves in the country, but I do want the most profitable ones. The offspring from these bulls grow like weeds, and the cows hardly have to lay down in order to have a calf.
On cold raw days like these, angus really shine. It's barely over freezing with our usual strong wind.