Why would your bull be more expensive than a commercial bull?All our cattle are pedigree but run on a commercial basis. The only extra costs that are essential are registration and dna testing. We go further with ours with regular weighing, taking part in a health scheme ect. But many commercial herds would also be doing this. I guess when first setting up a herd the cost of buying in stock is higher. We are a closed herd so only buy in a few bulls, the price of which would be higher than a commercial bull.
I think costs are more to do with the way the herd is run as opposed to whether they are commercial or pedigree.