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Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:32 AM CST

Question:

I bought a really nice Angus bull at a sale barn, but when I got him home, I noticed his sac did not look right. I got him in the chute, and I don't think he has but one testicle. Can he still breed cows?

Answer:

If you are correct, this bull has a condition called cryptorchidism. This means one or both testicles failed to descend into the scrotum. In almost all cases, this condition is inherited. That would be one reason not to use this bull. This is not ...

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