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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Can males and females pasture together?

The quick answer is no! When males hit 6 months of age and it is time for them to be weaned you should move them to a yearling pasture with other boys until they hit approximately 2 years of age. At that time, they should go into a big boys or "stud" pasture.
Males living with females will continuously try to breed them ending in a female with infection and possibly death. Some people believe that "fixing" the boy will make this a non issue but not true. They still have the want, need and desire to breed and will continue to try to do so.
Boys will be boys!