COLUMBUS – The Ohio Bull Test is holding a field day March 1 at the Eastern Ohio Resource Development Center in Belle Valley, Ohio. Plans for the day include an educational program and complementary lunch. Members of the Ohio Bull Test committee and Ohio State University Extension Beef Team will be available to answer questions.
The educational program will start at 10 a.m. On the agenda are presentations by OSU Extension personnel covering bull nutrition from pre-test through the breeding season, Ohio Bull Test sired calves feedlot performance and carcass data results, and evaluation of structural soundness in breeding bulls.
After lunch there will be time to view the bulls. There are 152 bulls on-test including 98 Angus, 38 Simmental, five Gelbvieh, four Polled Hereford, three Charolais, two Red Angus, one Maine-Anjou, and one Chi Maine. All Simmental bulls are participating in the Fourth Annual Eastern National Simmental Bull Test, being held in cooperation again this year with the OBT.
Approximately 115 of the top bulls on-test will sell during the 34th Annual Ohio Bull Test Sale April 19, beginning at noon. Performance records provided on the bulls upon completion of the test will include birth weight, weaning weight, pelvic area, scrotal circumference, frame score, ribeye area and fat thickness measured by ultrasound, Expected Progeny Differences, Five State Beef Initiative Power Scores, weights, and average daily gain during the test. Only bulls meeting minimum performance requirements and classified as “Satisfactory Potential Breeders” are eligible for the sale on April 19.
For information contact Justin Lahmers at 614-873-6736.
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