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October 4, 2010

There's A New Bull In Town

Meet our newest addition:  Red Bull.  I know, I know, not a very creative name but it fits!  He was bought on Saturday at a bull sale in Middletown, CA.  Our friend, Loren Poncia of Stemple Creek Ranch offered to pick out a Red Angus beef bull for us since he was going up there to purchase a beef bull for his own beef ranch and Dominic couldn't make the trip. 

Red Bull was delivered to us yesterday and last night we loaded him in the trailer and hauled him across the street, behind Stafford Lake, to where our natural beef live.  We found a few of the 45 mama beef cows we raise and decided to unload him there.  The other beef bull was nowhere in sight, which was a good thing......we wanted Red Bull to become accustomed to his new surroundings before he encountered the other resident bull, because when they do meet, they will have to go through the natural process of establishing who will be the dominent {or alpha} bull.















The few mama and calf pairs we encountered last night were very curious of the new, soon to be 'boyfriend' we had just unloaded.













They were all checking him out.  Even this black mama cow that hasn't calved yet.















I think Red Bull will enjoy his new surroundings, view {that's Stafford Lake you see in the background} and all of those mama cows to keep him company for the next few years.













It'll be a good, happy life.















Time to drive back home.













Oh, and Dominic told me when he went out to feed the beef this morning, both bulls were together and seemed fine with one another......no apparent signs of any struggle that had ensued between the two.

Happy Monday!
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