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Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: BernieB.] #7023220
10/21/20 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by BernieB.
Did someone buy that as a breeder or will it go to McDonalds? Or is it too good for McDonalds?
Don't know much about this stuff just curious.


Way too nice for Mickey Ds or Hormel Chilly. That is a nice bull and would be Wendys or Marie Callenders pot pie material!

Scott, you did ok but next time you have one that nice and easy to handle try to sell online. It wont work for a whole pot load but sometimes if you find the right buyer who is scared of sale barn bulls he will pay a premium for one that handles quiet and looks that good


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Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: BernieB.] #7023226
10/21/20 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by BernieB.
My question would be if bulls taste that good why is there such a thing as a steer?

The don't

Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: Leftlane] #7023232
10/21/20 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Leftlane
Originally Posted by BernieB.
Did someone buy that as a breeder or will it go to McDonalds? Or is it too good for McDonalds?
Don't know much about this stuff just curious.


Way too nice for Mickey Ds or Hormel Chilly. That is a nice bull and would be Wendys or Marie Callenders pot pie material!

Scott, you did ok but next time you have one that nice and easy to handle try to sell online. It wont work for a whole pot load but sometimes if you find the right buyer who is scared of sale barn bulls he will pay a premium for one that handles quiet and looks that good




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Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: BernieB.] #7023238
10/21/20 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by BernieB.
My question would be if bulls taste that good why is there such a thing as a steer?

People want soft "tender" meat. Bull actually has some flavor. You couldn't mix bulls and heifers in a feedlot and bulls are tough to handle.

Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: 330-Trapper] #7023239
10/21/20 12:18 PM
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I would agree that bull steaks make great meat, I have eaten several bulls over the years. As butterball as that bull appears, his steaks would likely be choice. As for why make steers if bull meat is so good, a steer will gain faster than a bull, a steer can't breed the heifers in the feedlot, and a steer usually has a better temperament than a bull.

330 I have enjoyed your herd progress over the years, it sure don't seem like it has been that long ago the little baldy bull calf pics was being shared. shocked



I should add that a bull off of range is still going to be a grass fed beef and not have the flavor of one that has had some feed. A pet bull like the one 330 had that gets some grain will be every bit as good as a steer fed the same way. Feed that steer nothing but range pickings and it will taste as bad as any other beef off of grass, it is all about the diet. And yes I know some folks like grass fed beef, I personally think they need a little grain for flavor. I have butchered many pasture cows, calves, and bulls that have gone down. They make cheap burger and are edible, but a far cry from a well fed beef.

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Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: 330-Trapper] #7023253
10/21/20 12:41 PM
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330 - Did you send him to Zumbrota? I shipped my 3yr old down there on Monday.

Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: 330-Trapper] #7023258
10/21/20 12:46 PM
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Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: Andrew Eastwood] #7023263
10/21/20 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Andrew Eastwood
I would agree that bull steaks make great meat, I have eaten several bulls over the years. As butterball as that bull appears, his steaks would likely be choice. As for why make steers if bull meat is so good, a steer will gain faster than a bull, a steer can't breed the heifers in the feedlot, and a steer usually has a better temperament than a bull.

330 I have enjoyed your herd progress over the years, it sure don't seem like it has been that long ago the little baldy bull calf pics was being shared. shocked



I should add that a bull off of range is still going to be a grass fed beef and not have the flavor of one that has had some feed. A pet bull like the one 330 had that gets some grain will be every bit as good as a steer fed the same way. Feed that steer nothing but range pickings and it will taste as bad as any other beef off of grass, it is all about the diet. And yes I know some folks like grass fed beef, I personally think they need a little grain for flavor. I have butchered many pasture cows, calves, and bulls that have gone down. They make cheap burger and are edible, but a far cry from a well fed beef.

No way a steer out gains a bull or 4 yr old bull grades choice

Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: Yes sir] #7023274
10/21/20 12:57 PM
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Bulls grow faster and bigger than steers, the testosterone does that, why do we think athletes are trying to use testosterone based products to increase performance and muscle mass? So why would a feed lot not want a 1,000 bulls? You would need to separate all the heifers and build the lot like a bunker as they would destroy the place and also handling would be difficult. Also consumers are used to lower muscle higher fat of the meat of today and there would be some adaptation issues to deal with from the consumer end.

Bryce

Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: 330-Trapper] #7023275
10/21/20 12:57 PM
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Learned some things today. Thanks!

Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: 330-Trapper] #7023284
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swampgas chili and schmidt beer makes for a deadly combo

You have to remember that 1 out of 3 Democratic Voters is just as dumb as the other two.
Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: Andrew Eastwood] #7023293
10/21/20 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Andrew Eastwood
I would agree that bull steaks make great meat, I have eaten several bulls over the years. As butterball as that bull appears, his steaks would likely be choice. As for why make steers if bull meat is so good, a steer will gain faster than a bull, a steer can't breed the heifers in the feedlot, and a steer usually has a better temperament than a bull.

330 I have enjoyed your herd progress over the years, it sure don't seem like it has been that long ago the little baldy bull calf pics was being shared. shocked



I should add that a bull off of range is still going to be a grass fed beef and not have the flavor of one that has had some feed. A pet bull like the one 330 had that gets some grain will be every bit as good as a steer fed the same way. Feed that steer nothing but range pickings and it will taste as bad as any other beef off of grass, it is all about the diet. And yes I know some folks like grass fed beef, I personally think they need a little grain for flavor. I have butchered many pasture cows, calves, and bulls that have gone down. They make cheap burger and are edible, but a far cry from a well fed beef.

Exactly Right!!!!

Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: bblwi] #7023310
10/21/20 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by bblwi
Bulls grow faster and bigger than steers, the testosterone does that, why do we think athletes are trying to use testosterone based products to increase performance and muscle mass? So why would a feed lot not want a 1,000 bulls? You would need to separate all the heifers and build the lot like a bunker as they would destroy the place and also handling would be difficult. Also consumers are used to lower muscle higher fat of the meat of today and there would be some adaptation issues to deal with from the consumer end.

Bryce

I shall stand corrected, that makes as much sense as what the old man used to tell me. Maybe his story was just to encourage me to get my butt out there and cut the dang things. laugh
Dad explained it as a steer will stand around and eat all day and grow like your (Dad has been gone for years, but I still don't care to get him in trouble with the word that belongs here. grin). A bull will run around the lot chasing every girl in sight and those he can smell from across the road therefore burning off feed instead of getting fat and lazy. He would also point out how big that dang steer was that used to travel around with the carnival, can't remember his name, but he was a big grey bugger with a sign saying worlds largest steer. Don't know if he was actually the worlds largest, but that thing was bigger than any bull I ever seen.
It is always a great day when you learn something new or get a new explanation as to things you thought you knew. Thank you

Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: 330-Trapper] #7023324
10/21/20 02:14 PM
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I agree with Bryce. But I have this to add to the conversation, 330trapper should have taken the bull to the butcher. I know that it's a pain in the butt right now, but I think he would have made a bit more money. Nice bull by the way.


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Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: 330-Trapper] #7023366
10/21/20 03:23 PM
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Butcher him and send a lb to each trapperman member for $5/lb laugh

Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: 330-Trapper] #7023402
10/21/20 03:55 PM
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I have ate bull burger and can say it does not taste like a heifer or steer. If you like bull you should try boar hog, tom cat or billy goat. It all has the same flavor and smell. There are plenty of bulls that end up slottered, but I bet ver few are cut into steak or roasts. From what I have seen if you trim the bull real lean and add steer or heifer fat to bull it helps mellow it out. When you can smell its bull frying to me its not a good sign. But it does have flavor.


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Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: MJM] #7023416
10/21/20 04:09 PM
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The main use for bull meat is to make bologna. I have eaten bull and boar. You can smell it before you taste it. I have seen bulls put their heads underneath bunk feeders and lift sections right out of the concrete. You don't need to mess with that.

Bryce

Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: 330-Trapper] #7023428
10/21/20 04:19 PM
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I missed the guess by 85 Lbs. and .02 = $17. Close, but someone is always closer or faster.


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Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: bfflobo] #7023455
10/21/20 05:18 PM
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Re: Sold our 4yr old Bull at Auction [Re: 330-Trapper] #7023510
10/21/20 06:22 PM
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My question is if you would of put him into hamburg,How much meat would you get out of that bull?Once you get rid of the head,hide, guts and bones.

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