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2016 Florida Bull Test Sale January 16

2016 Florida Bull Test Sale January 16

University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit sale facility where the Florida Bull Test Sale will be conducted.

University of Florida – North Florida Research and Education Center Beef Unit sale facility where the Florida Bull Test Sale will be conducted.

January 16, 2016 at the NFREC Beef Unit in Marianna, FL

The 16th Florida Bull Test was conducted at the University of Florida North Florida Research and Education center in Marianna. There were 136 bulls entered from 41 consignors from Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. There were 34 Angus, 4 Braford, 4 Brahman, 10 Charolais, 3 Composite, 8 Hereford, 51 SimAngus, and 22 Simmental consignments born between August 15 and December 31 of 2014. Bulls were delivered in late July and initiated their 112-day test on August 18, 2015. The last day of test was December 9, 2015. In addition, a hallmark of the Florida Bull Test is that individual feed intake was assessed to establish feed efficiency.   At completion of the test the entire group of bulls averaged 3.13 pounds of gain per day, but ranged from -0.11 to 4.95 pounds per day.

Activities with the Bull Test conclude with a sale on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Only bulls meeting specific benchmarks are eligible for the sale. In addition, bulls are inspected for structural soundness and disposition and must pass a breeding soundness exam to qualify for the sale. Additional information, such as actual performance data, expected progeny differences (EPDs), and carcass ultrasound data is available for bull buyers to aid in the selection of excellent quality bulls to purchase.

Internet bidding will also be available for the sale. Potential buyers will need to preregister on the Cattle in Motion, LLC website (http://www.cattleinmotion.com/ ) prior to initiation of the sale.

For more information on the Florida Bull Test visit the web page at http://nfrec.ifas.ufl.edu/florida-bull-test/, or telephone 850-526-1621. Catalogs for the sale are available by request. Note: the Research Center office will be closed from December 25 to January 1.
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Download the 61 page sale catalog:

 Florida Bull Test Sale Catalog

 

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Author: Cliff Lamb – gclamb@ufl.edu

Cliff Lamb

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