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« on: June 20, 2014, 12:34:48 PM »
Do older bulls tend to have heavier calves than younger bulls?

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Re: Calf weights
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2014, 02:31:31 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2014, 03:04:32 PM »
I presume you refer to weaning weights.

In theory, no.  In practice, most probably, yes.  All the poor breeders get eliminated before they get old!

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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2014, 04:14:00 PM »
I think he was talking about birth weights. You'll occasionally run across people who think (have heard) that as bulls age, the birth weights of their offspring increases.  I've literally heard one guy say "I used a yearling bull to ensure low birth weights."   Plain silliness.
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Re: Calf weights
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2014, 04:33:28 PM »
I think he was talking about birth weights. You'll occasionally run across people who think (have heard) that as bulls age, the birth weights of their offspring increases.  I've literally heard one guy say "I used a yearling bull to ensure low birth weights."   Plain silliness.

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