This is a device that some use to aid in picking Ozarks Black Gold. These can be purchased from Darrell Kochis at 417-746-4825. I do not know the price or what the shipping would be.
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This little fella was under the tree that we were going to pick up the black walnuts. Woodchucks (Groundhogs) are normally very afraid but this young one let me get within ten feet of him. I had never been so close to one before. We were starting to think that maybe he had rabies or something but we figured out he was just a young moron. The black walnuts are the green orbs you see laying in the grass. What you see is the green outside husk which is very soft (unless one falls on your head) but the inside holds a very hard wooden nut and the edible fruit is inside that.
I work for a very dear friend and his wife on a part time basis. He had reason to test some Registered Black Angus bulls the other day to make sure they could be considered breeders as he had one sold and needed to put some bulls in with his cows. He had reason to suspect that one of the old bulls was not up to the job and after testing the vet confirmed that he was indeed, infertile. The pictures below may be considered too graphic for some eyes by some parents so take a look before you let your children look. Then if you think they are inappropriate do not let them look, but remember they are not meant to be nasty just honest photos of what goes on in animal agriculture.
The veterinarian is trimming the excess hair so as not to contaminate the collection of semen.
Here the veterinarian is measuring the size of the scrotum as part of the test.
On the very bottom (because I cannot figure out how to put it here) is a short video of the veterinarian collecting the semen from the bull.
This is the veterinarian looking through his microscope at the semen and determining if there are enough live sperm for the bull to be considered a "breeder".
This is a photo of the bulls going back out to pasture after we were through. Only the old suspect bull was found to be considered a non-breeder. Be sure to watch the video below.