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1. a male bovine animal of breeding age, usually over one year of age. Until recent times the use classification for such an animal would be breeding. The present acceptance of bull beef by consumers adds this use to what was previously a limited range of life styles. See also breeder bull. See Table 20.
2. adult male of most wild ruminants except for small deer in which the male is called buck. Includes wapiti, moose, elk, reindeer.
3. adult male cetaceans and pinnipeds. See Table 20.

bull battery
rarely used term for the total serving capacity of the bulls in a herd. Is the number of bulls multiplied by the length of the breeding season.
bull beef
from entire males instead of the fatter steer or bullock.
bull calf
male young entire bovine animal up to stage of yearling.
catch-up bull
in dairy herds that use artificial insemination (AI), one that is run with cows in mid-lactation to breed those cattle that have not held to AI or that have early embryonic death.
bull-cow ratio
usually refers to paddock mating of beef cattle and reflects the desire of the farmer to achieve high fertility and over what period the breeding program can be allowed to continue. The proportion of bulls needed will also depend on their age, testicular size and serving capacity.
bull leader
a pole about 6 ft (2 m) long with a spring clip on the end to snare the bull's nose ring. Enables the handler to keep the bull moving forward without any risk that the bull can come too close.
proven bull
one whose progeny have achieved the production target set as desirable by the registering breed authority.
bull rotation
changing the bull out of a group of cows and replacing him with a different bull at short intervals. The objective is to ensure a high mating rate or to mark the calves by using a bull of a different breed.
bull test station
an establishment run by government or cooperative farmer organization which houses young bulls and measures rate of body weight gain under standard conditions of feeding and housing. A good rate of gain under these conditions does not guarantee a similar performance at pasture.
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For the farmer eligible for full extensification, it reckons bull beef can be a profitable enterprise, giving net returns of more than pounds 250 per head.
The new Bull Beef Scheme will be launched at an open day on January 14.
Critics knew there would be strong resistance to extra bull beef supply being forced on the fresh meat retail and catering trades.
This has already been achieved by the launching of schemes such as our Dairy Bull Beef Scheme and the Celtic Pride Premium Beef Project, which offers premium prices for a quality supply.
The Welsh Meat Company, in a joint initiative with the Wynnstay Group, Oswestry, is talking to farmers about a new project to produce bull beef from Welsh dairy herds.
Major retailers and processors in the UK are shrugging off protests by farmers' lobbyists against cheap German bull beef imports.
Over 40,000 Holstein bull calves have been exported since March and decent calves able to be reared for veal or bull beef are now averaging pounds 50-pounds 60 compared with an all-market average of less than pounds 5 at the beginning of the year," explained NBA policy adviser Kim Haywood.
Sides and boxes of German bull beef are now circulating in the British wholesale trade at prices about 40% lower than the supermarkets are paying for home produced steer and heifer meat.
Speaking at the launch of an intensive Bull Beef project at Aberystwyth University's Tanygraig Farm, Dr Selwyn Williams told guests that Welsh abattoirs could realistically be looking for an annual supply of 40,000 bulls as a result of the new project.
Contract uptake has been disappointing but there is increasing evidence of many dairy farmers wanting to test the bull beef market without direct dealings with slaughterers.
As does notably strong demand and excellent feedback from key European bull beef markets such as Italy even before major volume buyers have become fully involved.
Bull Beef Scheme developers the Welsh Meat Company and Wynnstay Group plc are delighted with the response to the project which they claim offers a profitable way forward for farming in Wales and an opportunity to create new jobs in a beleaguered industry.