Buller-Steer Syndrome

Buller-Steer Syndrome– A behavior problem where a steer has a sexual attraction to other steers in the pen. The steer is ridden by the other steers, resulting in poor performance, reduced gains and injury or death.

Potential Causes

  • use of hormonal implants (especially estrogenic ones)
  • keeping large numbers in a group
  • introducing new cattle into a pen


  • adequate watering
  • adequate bunk space