The jersey bull that we had for about two years, grew. And grew. His job was finished.
We had purchased him as a young bull, for the sole purpose of breeding our young heifers. He did a wonderful job of breeding the heifers that didn't settle from their AI service, and threw tiny little jersey/holstein cross calves, almost guaranteeing easy calvings.
He never showed much aggression towards people (although a bull should never be trusted!), but after almost two years, was big enough that he could have injured the younger and much smaller heifers. So...he went to market this week...weighing in at 1525 lbs. Even at that size, he could still kick up his heels!
He was replaced by...
He's much, much smaller, and is still trying to get used to being around all those women! I think they intimidate him a little bit, but he's going to have to get over that pretty quickly. He's got a job to do!