Friday, May 8, 2009

New Breed Bull

We were in need of a new breed bull to put on our yearling heifers. Luckily, we have some great friends that just so happen to be great stock contractors. One of those friends let us borrow one of his bulls. He called last Saturday and said he was moving his stock around, wanted to see if we were ready to pick up the bull. You bet!

The husband went over and got him. On the way home, he called to tell me what he was bring back. Our friend said the bull wasn't very bad to handle and should work great for us.

When the husband pulled in, I went out to see what we got. Holy Moly! This bull was bashing the trailer and running back and forth. Not to bad to handle!! But I had to put it in perspective, the stock contractor that let us borrow the bull usually has very hot stock. So I guess bashing the side of the trailer and not busting the gate down, is considered not to bad to handle! We managed to get him unloaded and settled into a pen.



Notice the strip of hair missin' from his nose. He was like that before we got him. Guess he was bashin' other stuff besides our trailer!



He did NOT like me standing outside his pen. He would paw the ground and charge at me.


He didn't like having his picture taken either. Geez!


We let him settle for a day in the pen. Then turned him out with the heifers in the pasture. I'm not use to having something mean on the place. I can't just walk up to the heifers and feed them out of my hand now. At least I don't feel as comfortable doin' it now. I keep an eye on our bulls when I am out with them but they aren't usually gonna run me over just for the fun of it. So it will take some gettin' used to having him out there. I bet the husband I could have him eating out of my hand pretty soon though. We'll see.

21 comments:

Homestay Mama said...

Kit, that son of a gun looks awful mean to me, so don't go taking any chances, ya hear?! If he bangs off the hair on his own nose, no telling what he'd do to you!

threecollie said...

Oh, dear, be careful.....please...

Paintsmh said...

OH what a beauty! What is he?

And yes you and the husband be careful!!!

Shirley said...

I've seen that look lots of times at work; you better be wearing running shoes around him!

Maria said...

He is a bit scary looking, I definitely wouldn't ever turn my back on him

missy said...

ooohhh girls like tuff guys with scars!!!!!!
he was just showin' off for his new girls!!!!!
he is still cute!!!!!!!
good luck.....and be careful!!!!!
oh.....what's his name?!?!?!!?

fernvalley01 said...

Heads up girl , you want to be wide awake with a dude like that ! Be careful !

Mikey said...

eeeekkk! He's beautiful, but dang, be careful. He looks like he's not foolin'

Sydney said...

Yikes, don't get yourself gored by that sucker.

Andrea said...

Oh my!! I bet he is a lady killer!! Oh, that didn't sound right. I bet he is good with the ladies!! There we go!! We have a black bull named Diablo!! That would be a good name for him!! It was great you are able to borrow him!!

Pony Girl said...

What is his name? He looks pretty tough! :) Glad you got a hold of a good one for your heifers...and that you didn't have too many dents in your trailer! ;)

Vaquerogirl said...

I love that PG asks what his name is! Ha ha! Looks like Tuff to me! Be careful- he has 'The Look!"

Neas Nuttiness said...

I wouldn't get near that thing. He doesn't look like the kind of guy, who can be tamed. Just let him do his thing and then send him back!

Ed said...

Once he sows his oats I bet he will be a more likable chap, but then again not..:-)

dibear said...

He looks like he needs a matador to play with!! I hope he's nice to the girls. :)

Spruce Hill said...

I got chased a lot by bulls growing up. They can be very mean!
Once I was on my pony and was chased by a bull in the field It was scary!

kdwhorses said...

Oh there is not playing around with him, he is all business! Great looking bull though

Cowgirl Goods said...

Holy Crap Kit, don't be wearing any capes in the pasture with him around. You should name him Fluffy or Muffin or Tinker. Is there a process for naming bad boys like him, like a stage name?

J and J Acres said...

Wow, he does look a little on the menacing side!! how long will you guys have to keep him?

Faithful said...

I'd lay money on you, Wifey.. given enough time, you probably could tame anything...even "Ole Bad to the Bone" there. But do you want to give him back all wimpy abd sweet? ha! ha!

Heather said...

We have a bull that looks just like that. He's mean too! I've always been scared to go in the field with the bulls, for some reason we've always had one or two mean ones!