TimH wrote:Mike, All the bull calves off of one of my Char bulls seem to have HUGE testicles!!!! I ring them when they are a day old and one that I did today nearly didn't fit through the elastorator!!!!
Is this a common "problem" with the Char breed?????
I'm just not sure if the added feed conversion and ADG of the Charolais is really worth it it if I'm going to run into problems such as this.
TimH wrote:All joking aside, this is a really noticeable trait with this particular bull. I use him on 3/4 and 7/8 Maine cows and these calves consistantly finish earlier and on less feed than most of the others. If I use him on cows that are 1/2 Char or more, they seem to be harder feeding, narrower type cattle and any of these heifers that I keep seem to be a little short of milk. Just my own unscientific observations!!!!!