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Re: Polled Hereford bull calves
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2008, 09:06:49 PM »
So after reading that article Iam confused do you want pigement around the eyes or not?
Brittney

As a hereford breeder I'd prefer some pigment on eyes and udders/scrotum. It helps absorb the UV rays from the sun, similar to the idea of a football player using thick black lines under his eyes. Now how much pigment is needed is still up for debate.

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Re: Polled Hereford bull calves
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2008, 09:11:39 PM »
it's nice to have pigment on a scrotum.

i once saw a very nice bull named high point (fullblood friesian) have fly bites on his tail, went to a pond to relieve the flies, and lo and behold, his testicles became sunburnt so bad he walked bow legged cause it hurt when his testicles hit his legs.  he was sterile for a while.  don't know if pigment would have helped, but he had a white scrotum.

a breeder i purchased semen from liked to save cows with pigment on their teats and bags to ward off sunburn from the snow.
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Re: Polled Hereford bull calves
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2008, 09:15:26 PM »
So after reading that article Iam confused do you want pigement around the eyes or not?
Brittney

As a hereford breeder I'd prefer some pigment on eyes and udders/scrotum. It helps absorb the UV rays from the sun, similar to the idea of a football player using thick black lines under his eyes. Now how much pigment is needed is still up for debate.

I thought they either have pigment or they don't, I don't think how much matters?
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Re: Polled Hereford bull calves
« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2009, 07:51:43 PM »
Went out to feed the calves and decided to bring the camera with me and update everyone on how the bulls have progeresses since the last posts.
The first picture is of our Gerber Lombardi son and he is a March calf.
The second and third pictures is of a bull we bought from Able Acres out of Remitall Online 122L
The final pictures are out of our same Lombardi son and he is a late May calf.

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Re: Polled Hereford bull calves
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2009, 08:09:34 PM »
I would like to know how everyone feels they have grown and which ones they like best. We have turned the online bull in with the heifers but haven't put the other two bulls in with the cows yet.  Can't decide which ones to put them with.

 

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