I am interested, an it seems as others may be as well. I do appreciate that. I have read that one is needed in case you have to have a vet visit your property. I've heard that the vets really appreciate that and some even require it.
By "they", do you mean the seller doesn't like it, or the buyer doesn't like it or the cow doesn't like it?
Are you saying the white ring is worth more or less?
By the way, thanks to all of you for the information.
Thank You for the information about the bull/steer issue. I didnt know that. I wonder why hair (hide?) color would make a difference in buying the steers? I cant wait till March gets here and I can start with them.
I know this is an old post but I think this person was curious about how to tell what they weigh while the cow is still at this persons house? I could be wrong, but I am curious about how that works myself. Does one have to buy a cattle scale or something?
Yes, I am reading all of the old post.
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