Castration is the simple process of removing a bull's ability to reproduce. A castrated bull is commonly referred to as a steer. Why would you want to castrate a bull? To promote a quality cattle herd, we can't have just any and every bull breeding with our cows. For starters, breeding of closely related animals can cause genetic problems related to … [Read more...] about Why, When and How to Castrate Bulls
Beef Bull Castration: How to Use Castration Banders, including the Callicrate SMART Bander
Humane, quick, bloodless, drug-free and EFFECTIVE. These are all adjectives that should come to mind when discussing castration for your beef bulls. As beef cattle producers, castrating your bulls is just another part of the cattle raising process. Unless you are selling your bull calves intact or retaining them, you will need to castrate. Having the right tools for … [Read more...] about Beef Bull Castration: How to Use Castration Banders, including the Callicrate SMART Bander
Does Clover Kill Cattle?
Clover is an excellent forage for beef cattle as it contains very high nutritional value. The high amount of crude protein and total digestible nutrients (TDN) makes it an excellent food source that promotes cattle health and weight gain. But too much clover can be a bad thing for cattle. In certain situations, YES, clover can kill cattle because it causes them to bloat, and … [Read more...] about Does Clover Kill Cattle?