Bull Test Station

Net Feed Efficiency

We use sophisticated computer programs to determine which Beefbooster bull calves are suitable to be sent to our test station for post-weaning evaluation. Our thorough testing process means you get the best bulls when you buy Beefbooster.

Our test station evaluation criteria include:

  1. Scrotal circumference
  2. Testicular tone and consistency
  3. Back fat
  4. Structural soundness
  5. Semen quality

  1. All bulls are evaluated for comprehensive gain and breeding capacity
  2. Heifer and maternal bulls are tested for 70 days to determine their growth potential
  3. M4 bulls are tested for 90 days on the Grow Safe System for net feed efficiency
  4. Temperamental bulls with poor dispositions are culled

TEST STATION REPORT – PRE-TEST PERFORMANCE- FALL 2015

All Beefbooster Bulls, except for M3’s will be Feed Efficiency tested. Read More

Strain M1 M2 M3 M4 Tx
Number on Test 80 40 117 189 26
Av. Birth Date 06-May-15 14-Apr-15 23-Apr-15 11-Apr-15 11-Apr-15
Ave. Birth Wt 92 91 67 96 116
Ave Wean Age 174 184 177 182 182
180 Day Wt 500 626 421 580 627
On Test Wt 572 845 554 754 761

PROGRESS REPORT – OFF TEST MARCH  2016

Energy Level Med Med Med Med High
Average Off Test Wt  964 1183 856 1123 1169
Average Test Wt Grain 384 337 302 367 401
Test ADG 3.6 3.3 3.0 3.6 3.9
Average SC 33 37 34 36 35
Selection Index $ Value 114 109 102 114 113
Test DM Conversion

If you have questions about our test station processes and procedures please contact us.

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