Each test consists of a 21-day warm-up period; to help ensure rumen health during ration transition and allow the bulls time to settle into the new environment, followed by a 112 day official testing period.
this period, each animal is weighed at 28-day intervals to determine rate of
Age regulations are provided to show a true determination of the
animal's individual genetic growth ability.
Bulls are fed a growing-finishing
ration adequate for maximum growth but which is not intended to "over-finish"
The purpose of the Beef Cattle Evaluation Center is to assist beef breeders
in the systematic collection of comparative production information for use in
decision making to improve efficiency and profitability of beef production.
Differences in performance among cattle must be utilized in decision making for
performance testing to be beneficial.
. Total Gain
. Average Daily Gain (ADG)
. Weight Per Day of Age (WDA)
. Yearling (365) Weight (YW)
. Height Measurement
. Scrotal Measurement
. Feed Efficiency
. Cost of Gain
The Center will not be responsible for loss by fire, theft, injury,
sickness, death, or any other circumstance, but will make every effort to
safeguard the health of the animals and will secure professional veterinary
service when necessary.
Steve Keith -
Phone: Office (940) 668-4217 Ext, 4353
Rodney St. John - Beef