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Express Ranches CEO Shares His Strategy for Selecting the Right Bull Using EPD Based Decisions

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:06:36 CST

Express Ranches CEO Shares His Strategy for Selecting the Right Bull Using EPD Based Decisions


With Express Ranches March Bull Sale coming up, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays met up with the operation’s CEO and president, Jarold Callahan, to find out what his strategy is when selecting the right set of bulls to offer cattle producers for each particular season.


“I think first off, you have got to use a common-sense approach to the cattle business,” Callahan said. “You have to let the cattle and the environment kind of talk to you and tell you what you need to be doing.”


And while he contends there are just some things data can’t tell you, the Express operation is nevertheless built and driven in large part by data collection.


“Each and every year, we get more and more data. We try using that data as intelligently as we can,” said Callahan referencing Express’ collection of genomically enhanced EPDs. “That allows the commercial man to come in here and buy them with a little more confidence that those bulls are going to sire calves that are reflective of those EPDs.”


Regarding cow/calf producers, Callahan suggests when looking at your next potential bull’s EPDs, start with birthweight (1.5 or below) and calving ease directs, or CED (8 or above). If you are looking to maximize growth, he advises you pay close attention to both the weaning and yearling weight EPDs.


For more information on the Express Ranches Spring Bull Sale, click here.


Listen to Hays and Callahan talk about EPD based decision making when buying bulls for more tips on how to interpret those data points, on today’s Beef Buzz.


The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network and is a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.




   




   

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