Q&A: Raising breeding bulls, what should their daily diet consist of as far as protein and what amounts as far as grain fed bulls?

Dr. Rick Rasby, Professor of Animal Science, Animal Science, University of Nebraska

A:   There are a number of different way to manage yearling bulls. Bulls will reach puberty when they are 12 to 14 months of age, which is determined by their ability to produce viable sperm. Depending on breed, bulls will weigh between 1150 to 1300 pounds at first breeding they will loose as much as 200 pounds during the first breeding season and will need to achieve about 75% of their mature weight by their second birth date.

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