The Dealer’s attention has been drawn to an altered bull picture online. This isn’t your usual Photoshop for photo enhancement, or a humorous meme destined to “go viral”, as the kids say.

Instead, it’s the curious case of a missing eye patch. The eye patch was – or should I say wasn’t – on a Simmental bull that was recently exported to Italy for semen collection. Some of these export markets are very particular on markings, and a solid white head is desirable for many.