Benjy the bull facing the slaughterhouse as he is 'gay'
Co Mayo farmer says he is more interested in other bulls than his heifers
Published 07/11/2014 | 08:28
A bull with seemingly no interest in cows, but a liking for other bulls, is facing the slaughterhouse.
The breeding bull has been chasing other bulls as opposed to heifers.
He is now facing the slaughterhouse as his owner has been forced to bring in a replacement bull to inseminate his herd.
The farmer, who wishes to remain anonymous, said he is resigned to the animal’s sexuality.
“The bull is now too old to castrate and turn into a bullock so I will keep him for the factory,” he told the Irish Daily Mail.
The farmer bought the pedigree Charolais bull last year and let it run among his herd of cows.
However, he was disappointed when scans showed that none of the herd were carrying calves.
“Benjy had already been tested and everything was normal, so it became apparent that the problem lay elsewhere,” he told the Mail.
The farmer thought he might have been a “discreet chappie” who didn’t want to be “doing the business in public”.
On closer observation, the farmer noted that Benjy seemed more interested in other bulls as opposed to cows.
“At first I didn’t take seriously that the bull could be gay but after seeking advice I know this can happen,” he said.
A number of the herd are now expecting after a replacement bull was brought in to the East Co Mayo farm.