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Preparation Key Part of Cattle Herd Sire Selection

Cattle producers who thought they left homework behind when they graduated from school should reconsider if they want to make the grade when it comes to herd sire selection.

Cattle producers who thought they left homework behind when they graduated from school should reconsider if they want to make the grade when it comes to herd sire selection.

Purchasing a bull is one of the most important choices a cattle breeder makes in terms of operational profitability, says Bob Kropp, Oklahoma State University (OSU) professor of animal science and executive secretary of Oklahoma BEEF, Inc., one of the largest bull test stations in the United States.

“Before attending a bull sale, the producer needs to determine his or her operational goals and develop criteria about the type of herd sire required to accomplish the objectives,” he said.

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