Getting the Business Done Right

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Ease of calving

Many cattlemen have found success using terminal sires for their calf crops, yet using them requires effort and knowledge to achieve maximum success. This is particularly important for new producers who do not possess the experience or resources of more established cattlemen; furthermore, they must also manage cows in proper body condition to achieve higher survival rates and, therefore, look for bulls with good calving ease as soon as possible.

Calving ease is an EBV that measures how easily a sire’s daughters will calve, considering factors like pelvic area and calving ‘will.’ Additionally, this EBV considers factors like damage at calving and the birth weight of their offspring to predict calving difficulty; therefore, a low Calving Difficulty EBV increases the chances of natural birthing for their offspring.

Breeders record each animal’s calving difficulty score to calculate accurate Calving Ease EBVs. While actual calving problems will depend on other variables like herd health and management practices, it is still crucial that breeders keep records on all their herds in terms of calving-difficulty documents.

Business Done Right is an impressive, long-bodied sire with incredible muscle shape and depth of flank. He features an excellent udder, a broad base in the quarter, ideal markings, and exceptional health records (TH/PHA FREE), which make him a perfect choice to mate heifers with to sire big, well-built calves. In addition, this bull boasts an outstanding carcass number, which will produce some pretty lovely beef cows. Semen is available for sale.

Ease of feeding

If the bull has been group-housed since weaning and has strong maternal genetics, he should already be used to consuming forage as their diet. Therefore, it is vital that upon his arrival, he has plenty of food available, and you observe his behavior to see how he responds. His rumen will need time to adjust; initially, it might be prudent to purchase proprietary feed or create your high-energy concentrate; gradually reduce this energy content as soon as his digestive tract starts processing it correctly; sudden changes may cause stress; this is especially vitally important when dealing with young bulls who come directly from forage environments.

Business Done Right is a double-clean bull out of Lovin’ The Business, which boasts exceptional maternal genetics.

Ease of handling

Buyers typically assume that an initial visual examination of their bull will give them an idea of his performance in work. If he appears restless, aggressive, or nervous, then time must be allowed for him to adjust to his new environment. Since bulls typically spend most of their lives living together before weaning and may need more human contact and interaction than ever upon arrival in isolation, providing ample visual reference and human interactions can ensure their well-being and ensure you achieve positive results from them.

Ease of breeding

An animal purchased to become a great breeder may not live up to those expectations due to factors like poor foot and leg conformation, disease, or injuries – leaving its operator to incur considerable time, energy, and costs associated with purchasing and breeding the animal. Small operations already operating with limited margins can find this particularly taxing. Therefore, all parties leasing a bull must be clearly defined up-front and all their responsibilities clearly stated. Whoever owns or cares for an animal must also consider potential expenses that arise during its care and unexpected occurrences that may occur. Assuring that all parties involved avoid unnecessary stress will help ensure the bull is utilized most efficiently for both his owner and those leasing him, such as in optimal breeding systems that use maternal and paternal heterosis for genetic improvement.