Performance Tested Bull Sale Planned

Danny F. Coombs, Chaney, John A.  |  4/22/2005 10:48:05 PM

News Release Distribtued 03/12/04

The LSU AgCenter will hold its annual Performance Tested Bull Sale March 20 at the Dean Lee Research Station south of Alexandria.

"This sale will provide an opportunity for livestock producers to purchase bulls that have been tested and evaluated by professionals," said LSU AgCenter animal science professor Danny Coombs.

The activities will begin with lunch at noon, and the sale will start at 1 p.m. at the show barn located east of the LSU Alexandria campus on the research station grounds.

Participants in the sale will be able to select from 21 different bulls. The bulls represent the Angus, Charolais, Angus-plus, Black Maximizer and Braunvieh breeds.

"Performance data help producers use scientific data to make genetic improvements in a herd," Coombs explained.

Bulls involved in the testing have been fed a free-choice ration for 112 days to determine their average weight per day of age. Bulls are weighed every 28 days, and records are published for producers to study before the sale.

In addition, a number of other measurements were made during the testing and will be included in the performance data.

"This sale is a good way for producers to buy healthy, performance-tested bulls that are ready to go to work," said Coombs.

For more information on the performance testing program or on a bull in the sale, contact Coombs at (318) 473-6528 or dcoombs@agcenter.lsu.edu.

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Contact:   Danny Coombs at (318) 473-6528 or dcoombs@agcenter.lsu.edu
Writer:     John Chaney at (318) 473-6605 or jchaney@agcenter.lsu.edu

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