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Cal Poly Bull Sale

Date: October 7th, 2018

How are bulls assessed?

Bulls are assessed based on average daily gain (ADG) and adjusted yearling weight. Bulls are categorized based on their breed and are compared accordingly. In 2017, breeds competing in the Cal Poly Bull Test included Angus, Simmental-Angus, Red Angus, and Hereford.

Cal Poly Performance Advantage

  • Ration designed to optimize performance of bulls
  • Range Ready Health Warranted Breeding Stock Program by Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Performance Data Collected – including ADG and yearling weight
  • Frame Score Calculation
  • Full Breeding Soundness Evaluation
  • Ultrasound Scan Data Collected
  • Managed and Monitored Daily by Cal Poly Performance Bull Test Team

Angus Sale Divisions

In the 2018 sale, there will be three separate Angus divisions. These include: Angus “Heifer Bull” Division, Angus “Multi-Trait Bull” Division, and Angus “Growth” Division. To qualify for each division, they must meet the following criteria:

  • “Heifer Bull” Division:
    • Calving Ease Direct: +9.0, Minimum
  • “Multi-Trait Bull” Division:
    • Calving Ease Direct EPD: +6.0, Minimum
    • Weaning Weight EPD: +50 lbs., Minimum
    • $B EPD: +112, Minimum
  • “Growth” Division:
    • All bulls not qualifying for one of the above divisions

2017 Sale Statistics

73 bulls out of a total of 122 bulls were sold at an average of $5,548.00

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