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Beef Cattle Specialist
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Take advantage of our special "High Calving Ease" Category

This category is very similar to our previous "low birth weight" category but rather utilizes Calving Ease EPD instead of Birth Weight EPD and adj birth weight. Calving Ease EPD has been commercially used as a better tool for identifying heifer bulls.

Because the demand for light birth weight bulls from commercial buyers, bulls are eligible to make the sale with a test index of 100 or greater if they meet the following requirements. These requirements were based on a minimum calving ease direct EPD for a bull to be in the top 30% of his breed. Composite bull criteria will be based on their registered breed and EPDs. Bulls must meet the following requirements:

Breed Min CED EPD
Angus (See Special Section Rules below)
Brangus +4.9
Lim Flex +12.0
Hereford/Polled Hereford +4.1
Hybrid Simmental +14.0
Red Angus +8.0

Purebred Simmental


Special Section: Three Angus Divisions

In the 2018 Test, there will be three separate Angus Divisions: (1) Angus "Heifer Bull" Division, (2) Angus "Multi-Trait Bull" Division, and (3) Angus "Growth" Division. Divisions will be housed together, but will be compared and sold separately. For bulls to qualify for each division, they must meet the following criteria:

Heifer Bull Division
Calving Ease Direct EPD: +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 Angus bulls not qualifying for one of the above divisions

Cal Poly reserves the right to adjust divisions after entries received so marketability can be improved for the best interest of the sale. Bulls will be divided into the "Heifer Bull" or "Multi-Trait" division by Cal Poly once verified by breed association current EPDs.


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