My Career as a Nurse
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
Castration is a management tool. Randy doesn't want bulls to indiscrimately breed heifers or cows. We purchase bulls (or raise them) for breeding purposes, looking at characteristics like calving ease and growth characteristics for their progeny.
In addition, supermarkets are required to label meat from bulls. Customers perceive meat from bulls is old and tough.
Mission accomplished: The babies are ready to be returned to their moms for their afternoon milk break.
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Thursday 7th of April 2011 09:51:00 AM
Submitted by: Tom
They don't look big enough to fry.
Friday 8th of April 2011 07:31:22 AM
Submitted by: Kim Fritzemeier
No, they weren't big enough to eat, but the hired man's dog had a full belly. Thanks for commenting!
Friday 15th of April 2011 06:46:57 PM
Submitted by: Lyle Longenecker
I found there is plenty of growth in the cattle out there and chose not to implant and announce that at the time I sell them. It gives the feedlot a chance to get the boost in the feedlot and they pay a little more for them when I sell them. You loose some marbling with implants.
Monday 18th of April 2011 03:41:45 PM
Submitted by: Kim
Lyle: Thanks for commenting. It's great that producers are able to make those management decisions for themselves and what works for their operations.