Putting Bulls In With The Cows on the Ranch

Hi I’m Mike, today is time to restart a
new cycle on the ranch. Calves are born every year and one of the
most important parts of that process is bringing the bulls to the cows. Moving bulls is so much different from moving
cows and working with them can be one of the most dangerous jobs on the ranch. Join us as we take the bulls to to work, on
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get to know you. When you drive down the road and look at all
these fences, what we hope is that you look at them a bit differently. Behind every single fence is a story, a family,
a history and a tradition. We invite you to come along with us and explore
the ranch life and escape the ordinary as you learn our story. The ranch itself is a bit like that story,
a story that repeats itself every year. Parts of that story always change, the details,
but the main gist is always the same. We have baby calves in the spring, we make
hay in the summer, hopefully, or else we buy hay and we feed that hay all winter long. Another big part of that story is the place
where I believe our story starts over. And that is the bringing of the bulls to the
cows. Without this step, there are no baby cows
and with out them, there wouldn’t mama cows so for me today marks the beginning of a new
year, a new story and a new beginning. This year we added three new bulls to our
herd. All three are red angus and purchased from
a local producer. They are young bulls, only 2 years old but
already weighing over a thousand pounds a piece on their way to around a ton when they
are all grown up. Putting them in the with other bulls allows
them to become acclimated with their new brothers, fights will happen but over their time together
they will form a bond. They will determine a pecking order, they
will learn who is in charge and become more comfortable in their new role in the herd. The day that we put the bulls with the calves
is always met with excitement. I firmly believe the bulls know whats coming
and usually all I have to do is open a gate leading into the corrals they will be loaded
out of and they will move that way by themselves. I opened that gate last night and now all
the bulls are ready to go, in the corral and waiting. Its been almost a year since they have last
seen the cows and now they are ready to get to work. Although they are ready and anxious, its now
time for us to be at our most cautious around them. Moving cows around is relatively easy, cows
have a fight or flight instinct and most of the time a cow will run, fleeing the situation
she is put in. Bulls however have a tendency to swing the
other way and fight. I mentioned before that we have new bulls
in this group and because we do, we have decided to keep the 2 bulls that were going to be
retired from the herd with the group through this season. They have been through this many times and
because they have they are easier to move through the process. They know the trailer isn’t there to hurt
them, in fact they may even know that the trailer is going to take them to the place
that they want to be this time of year. We have 7 bulls to move today, We should be
able to fit 4 in the first trailer load which will go directly to the cows and the other
3 in the second load. Dropping off one of the younger ones to work
with the few heifers we have. As we do with any livestock, our goal is to
move them from larger into smaller corrals to work with and for these guys onto the trailer. A recent study from the United States Library
of Medicine took a look at injuries and deaths occurring as a result of bulls in the US. According to the study, of injuries incurred
while farming and ranching 30% were the cause of livestock and bulls were found to account
for 25% of those injuries. Of those more than 50% were fatal. So toying around with bulls is no laughing
matter. You never know what kind of a mood a bull
is in, and one that is docile on one day may be in a completely different mood the next. Since I am working alone today, my head is
always on a swivel, keeping an eye on who is in front of me as well as behind me and
trying to gauge their mood as I do it. Lucky for us, the bulls are in a pretty good
mood today. But they don’t get all the credit, because
even the day we choose to move them is not chosen by chance. I have found that bulls are less likely to
want to do anything if it is too hot, or too cold, or even too windy. Choosing the day to work with them is just
as important as how you work with them. As our first group moves up to the trailer
the older bulls get the idea and the young one follows along. Next we get to medicate these guys a bit. You may have noticed the flies and this time
of year they are horrible on the bulls. In order to give them a bit of relief we are
going to use Ivermectin to help control them. The medication is a pour on that will eventually
end up in their manure as well and prevent the development of fly eggs in their manure
and hopefully offer continued relief. With the bulls ready to go, we can make the
couple of mile trip to the cows and reintroduce them to their boyfriends, and the new comers
to the ranch. We do this quite a ways away from where the
cows are, letting them come together naturally. Dropping them off in the middle of the herd
has caused fights before, probably from over stimulation, and I don’t want to be in the
middle of it. Doing it this way allows them to come together
naturally at their own pace. This is the getting to know you period of
their day, the bulls will move through the herd, looking for a cow in heat and try their
luck. Which may not pan out right away, but soon
the cows will get with the program and we let nature take its course. After loading the rest of the bulls up, then
its off with them as well. Dropping off another young bull, but this
time with some first time moms, the heifers. They seem intrigued by the new kid and put
the chase on him, and maybe it will take some time for him to warm up to them, but they
sure do like him. With the remainder of the bulls out doing
their thing, the ranch will now cycle back around. Life will continue and a new batch of calves
will soon be on the way. A major milestone of the year completed, without
any injuries to us or to the bulls, which can always be a concern as well. Over all a good day for all those involved. With patience and perseverance you can move
mountains, and you can move mountains of testosterone too. Good luck boys, and a have fun, and always
remember to call her in the morning. With that job done, we can knock another one
of the list and really bury ourselves into the haying for this year. The crop isn’t great, but its better than
nothing and its better than last year. Make sure you subscribe and come back and
join us soon as we continue bringing you hay harvest from the ranch, the break downs, from
the tractors and occasionally my breakdowns as well. Even though those usually consist of kicking
a tractor tire a few times. We have a lot more on the way from right here
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100 comments on “Putting Bulls In With The Cows on the Ranch”

  1. Braden Hoiseth says:

    I have been ran over by a bull before

  2. Carson Young says:

    I'm heading back to Wyoming in August. Can't wait

  3. Narutoe Has Smelly Toes says:

    Redbull gives you wings

  4. Mitch Allen says:

    I'm from northern Utah. I grew up with a similar lifestyle. I love watching your channel. It reminds me of my younger days. Keep up the great work!



  6. Malcolm Nex says:

    Haha! Mike when you said "work the bulls" I thought that you were going to hook them up to something pull. But you hooked them up with some heifers at the Smiling Bull Ranch. I am learning a from your channel. Thanks

    Malcolm from Oakland

  7. Gerry Coleman says:

    Is oil another source of revenue for the ranch?

  8. Project AcuHope says:

    The cows say #metoo

  9. Lafaca View says:

    Hey borther the next i few year i hope you still keep me updated with the life of ranchers..once i finished my collage this i really wants to start invest my own ranchers and want to do marketing tradeing in oction and do some eggs hatching and sellibg chickens…i mite need help in this year you just so really. Know about lifestal and you can save me alot of sxhool time…in marketing…

  10. Jamie Coombes says:

    why are most of the cows black

  11. The Truth says:

    Once there in the trailer I can hear them yelling Pussaayyy

  12. Oberon says:

    You cant do this with a spanish bull

  13. amber l says:

    recently found your channel. am really enjoying your content.

  14. José Aragón says:

    Good job

  15. Byron Scott says:

    New Subscriber from Texas. Great videos. Where can I find that pump you use to worm Bulls? Thanks

  16. Scourge Darkpaw says:

    The bulls are happy after all they only get to have sex once a year

  17. Scourge Darkpaw says:

    Hang on if your working alone who is holding the camera

  18. Paul Thomas says:

    Hello Mike

  19. Quantum Potential says:

    This could easily be a Bullweiser superbowl commercial. You got a good narration voice too. Reminds me of some commercial I just cant quite think of it however. Ernest and Julio wine commercials from the seventies pethaps

  20. scorpionul atomic says:

    The bull is no hangry 😞😞

  21. PoopiePants Mcgee says:

    Them thirsty heffers

  22. jackie oman says:

    Why don't you have farm Dogs ?

  23. LikeItIs says:

    Mike, how about an honest answer to this? One of your prime bulls walks up behind 2 females: 1 is an old gal that has calved several times and 1 is a young, virgin heifer. Both are in high heat. Which one will he mount? You are the expert here, so don't chicken out!

  24. Titan Preston-Winder says:

    Don't know why YouTube thinks it's bad

  25. Blueberry Pitbull says:

    Stop killing Wyoming wolves.

  26. NBA Bros says:

    I also live in Wyoming and a big rancher

  27. Łunar says:

    Very well put put together video ✔️

  28. nugget says:

    Hi I'm new to your channel do you butcher your cows

  29. Ray C says:

    I find that cattle porn is really hard to masturbate to.

  30. Eesa Khan says:

    My school is full of people that thing cows and bulls are separate animals, when they are not even animals. When I try to explain to them that they are just terms for the males and females of certain species, they just tell me that ‘Cows are big milk animals and bulls are big horned animals that people fight in Spain’. Honestly, idiots…

  31. Scooterbug1234 says:

    7:32 Doing better then me…

  32. Louise Delaughter says:

    This post is referenced to YouTube's reaction to the bulls mating with the cows. Just how does this differ in goats, cows, and other livestock giving birth? I am a grown woman and I am in charge of what I choose to watch. My children watch these videos with me, this is real life, if these videos offend you turn it off. My children have watched cartoon videos with unacceptable scenes in the cartoons. What do I do? I turn off the video and never turn it back on, simple solution. YouTube let the viewers choose for ourselves what we watch. Sorry mike but this kind of thing rubs me the wrong way. Carry on, love all of your videos.

  33. MerchantMonk says:

    Sign that you're a true Radio Professional: You said they know what's coming… and didn't crack up

  34. Brave Bull says:

    I live in big city Los Angeles and I wish I could vacation with my family on this ranch!

  35. Nico Coetzee says:

    Magnificent animals….

  36. James Benedict says:

    I want that bulls job!

  37. Koko Lee says:

    Uh oh, PGA 13

  38. Koko Lee says:

    I'm you're huckleberry

  39. Koko Lee says:

    Do your job, shut your mother, you're hired from the neck down

  40. ii.Savage. ii says:

    Why don’t u give them the calming goat?🤔🤔😂😂😂

  41. Stacy Terry says:

    Thank you for this, i have been trying to assist my daughter in understanding that bulls and cow do it the same as dogs and cats. She kept telling me they were to big 😂

  42. Harley Oyelade says:

    I knew bulls where boy cows

  43. ymam Faisal alshmare Am says:

    Hi mauk vry Gud gab BaGdad irag


  44. Riv Behrendt says:

    From Wyoming too

  45. Bryan Lambert says:

    I am a farmer to

  46. Shelley Berry says:

    Fabulous!! Thank you! Do you have to have your bulls tested for sperm count? How on earth is that done?!

  47. Dan Raiders Warriors Sharks Giants says:

    I watched another video and the guy said it was way more profitable to artificially inseminate the cows because their calf will have a better chance at being higher quality? unless I misunderstood the video and had the same male been there it would of been the same thing.

    His farm was pumping out tons milk cows and he would make the moms not considered good enough surrogates vs having their own personal baby.

    One of his milk cows sold for over 200k do top beef bulls and cows sell for that?

    I heard top rodeo bulls sell for that or more but that doesnt really count for my question.

  48. Vegeta the Prince of all says:

    The new bull when the cows follow him um excuse me bitches wtf you following me for? The cows he's so fine breed me

  49. Hanna Carstens says:

    It was funny because we just put our bulls out in the pasture today and I about got ran over today but thankfully I scared the bull enough that he didn’t run me over.

  50. Alan Thomas says:

    Craving steak..

  51. New York Farmer says:

    I am a subscriber and this video came up on my feed even after I already watched it so it keeps getting more views

  52. Ron Porter says:

    The end of the video made me laugh so hard

  53. Chrysanthemum._.skies says:

    Mike replied to almost every comment,,, now that’s dedication

  54. The Kempler says:

    Have you ever been trampled, charged at, etc. by a bull before?

  55. Messianic Hebrew ambassadorship says:

    How long do you usually have to leave the bulls in with the cows?

  56. Carrie Lampton says:

    Hi mi coltan I like you

  57. Nolan Schmidt says:

    I'm in your neighbor state South Dakota we ranch here but it's open there we have more trees

  58. miguel Cruz says:

    7:17 "and we let nature take it's course" those are animals not nature. Unless you mean "Natural behavior" like we all do and me making this comment, ok i see nvm.

  59. Justa Ghost says:

    Lol most dangerous job. I'm a South African farmer….. The most dangerous job in the world. Before you do anything

  60. J̶a̶s̶o̶n̶ says:

    Its fucking session

  61. Armone Owens says:

    What’s with the thumbnail

  62. An Nguyen says:

    What cattle breed is this?

  63. topherh33 says:

    Hey I just met you, and this is crazy, so here's my utter so call me maybe.

  64. Mizz Bella Kitty says:

    Those bulls are ready to get in that nut!

  65. steven buffett says:

    Once a radio guy always a radio guy…..I swear I am watching a mini series…educational, funny and always interesting. When you can sit and watch these one after another; I realize that not many people have the knack for holding an audience…but you and Erin DO…i have been in media for a long time and i know what makes for good programming…you 2 certainly have it. It only gets better from here Mike…Thanks for another well made and informative vid. Enjoy the summer and don't forget to have fun.

  66. Mix Vids says:

    4:26 nice view huh

  67. Little Red Vixen says:

    Young bulls:I don't really want to get in the trailer…


  68. tug onrye says:

    I'm English and never heard of a Red Angus (bonnie looking Beastie) my question is how closely related to the Aberdeen Angus are they

  69. FUNNYBOY12375 says:

    Just sean this as sugested mike i gues you wear wrong

  70. Dave Steen says:

    I see nothing wrong with this video, things are getting out of hand with the sensitivity Keep up the great videos. I forgot the turned up nose after smelling the cow, so funny

  71. kladpapier says:

    Had to come watch this video and see what all the fuss was about before watching the 2019 version 🙂

    After watching: I can't see why this video was flagged, and certainly not why Youtube went along with the fool(s) that did …

  72. Vickie Lamere says:


  73. Random Girls says:

    Idk but I like watching people work with cows and horses sheep all that idk why tho

  74. José Patrício José PAtrício says:

    Your pastures doesn´t have trees ? I think it´s strange not to see trees in the pastures .

  75. Alex Harris says:

    7:17 ripped af

  76. Run That Horse says:

    cow porn. Yes.

  77. Charlie Litwiller says:

    I like your video

  78. Gary Rainwater says:

    love you show

  79. mark brown says:

    the rancher with the golden voice….great vid

  80. Theresa Petekiewicz says:

    I'm not a farmer I just started watching your videos did I am curious as to how many cows you have and how many bullets you have. How many cows can one bull breed in a season?
    Do you have Ranch hands to help or is that too expensive? Who do you have beside yourself to help with the ranch work?

  81. Jeffrey Glisson says:

    I live near what was King Ranch, south of Coatesville, PA. Riding my bike one day I spotted a young bull outside the wire. With me on my bike and a pickup truck we herded the confused youngster back to the girls. In a show of just how strong a bull is he got tired of our pushing him and just crashed through the hi tensile fence. A real reminder of how careful you have to be around farm animals.

  82. 1000Kbaby says:

    Did u shave the Bulls horns off ?

  83. Mylee Patton says:

    It might not be the same with cattle, but we had 2 ram lambs in pens next to each other and the other one knocked down the fence and beat the one to death

  84. Ken Luzar says:

    How do you get the bulls out and back away from the cows?

  85. Benjamin Christiansen says:

    Did they have Bulls Cows Pigs Ducks and Donkeys in his Ranch

  86. Jake Bielby says:

    bulls got the best job on ranch i'd say

  87. Rodolfo Plasencia says:

    How about if you make room in front of the trailer, to get in, locked in front of the space of the bulls a cow you have an idea is in heat? Will it inspire the bulls to walk towards the trailer faster? How about if you place in the front of the trailer some cow urine or a scent if they are that leads them to the trailer if you don't want to add an extra gate in the trailer? Then drop the cow first where they are, drive your truck where you used to to drop the bulls and see..

  88. Hydden N. Plainsyght says:

    Just kidding of course, but I think you're collecting your bulls all wrong ; ) — pushing is too much work — you got to dangle tasty bait — you need a 'sexy fake cow' to lead them to the trailor; that'll get'em moving faster. Again, just jokes. I once worked behind the gates at a rodeo to remove rider's rigging; some types of bulls are no joke when it comes to safety. But from other experience, I found that some bulls are like puppies; tame a heck and loving… until it is that time of the year for breeding. ; )

  89. Dan Rodrigues says:

    I think that this is what they showed us for sex ed back in the 8th grade…and now I understand what goes where…

  90. Stefan Moore says:

    I drove through Wyoming on a western road trip and that’s all you see are those fences! You sometimes won’t even see a house or building for 50 or more miles. It’s just so wide open out there in the west!

  91. The dude says:

    Their asshole r so dirty

  92. Zachary Ma says:

    It's very interesting to see the ranch life

  93. Renorrey Morato says:


  94. Ricky Mellottsr says:

    Great video, well done…..

  95. SCP-939 says:

    Why not leave the bulls with the cows?

  96. LauraNY says:

    PG 30 !!!! 😂🙈☺️🇺🇸👍
    So romantic 😆👍😉

  97. Pratham says:

    Nice ball sac

  98. Said Abdulle says:

    You have a Golden voice Man, you need to find different jobs either Singer or TV Show, good luck brother

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