Jarold Callahan of Express Ranch on Bull Buying 101Thu, 27 Feb 2020 11:08:57 CST
In today's Beef Buzz, Ron Hays talks with Jarold Callahan, president of Express Ranches in Yukon, Oklahoma Callahan talks about the abundance of useful data available for buyers of new herd bulls.
All the cattle at Express Ranches have genomically-enhanced EPD's, Callahan said.
Callahan said they begin testing young bulls at around three months of age.
"It's like that bull has already sired a calf crop," Callahan said. "This gives the buyer more confidence in that bull."
The data also includes bio-economic indexes, which include things like carcass weight, rib eye and marbling, calving ease, and weaning growth.
The vast amount of data available can be mind-boggling. Callahan recommends merely looking at the individual EPDS.
"We've tried to boil this down, so it's easy to use by commercial cattlemen," Callahan said.
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