Ohio Bull Test gets deliveries

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BELLE VALLEY, Ohio – The Ohio Bull Test, located at the Eastern Ohio Resource Development Center in Belle Valley, received 101 bulls from 31 consignors Oct. 28.

Bulls delivered for the 35th annual test include: 76 Angus, 8 Simmental, 5 Polled Hereford, four Red Angus, four Gelbvieh, three Charolais, and one Maine-Anjou.

Bulls will go through a 28-day period while they become acclimated to the Ohio Bull Test ration. They are scheduled to be weighed “on test” Nov. 25-26.

New for this testing period are the renovations to the bull barn that included installing new feed bunks, grain handling facilities, and feed delivery system.

Getting data. A complete listing of bulls and consignors is posted in printable form at http://bulltest.osu.edu.

More data, including sires, will be added to the site as it becomes available.

For a hard copy of current data call 614-873-6736.

Performance records provided on the bulls upon completion of the test will include: EPDs, birth weight, weaning weight, pelvic area, scrotal circumference, frame score, ribeye area and fat thickness measured by ultrasound, weights, and average daily gain during the test.

Only bulls meeting minimum performance requirements and classified as satisfactory potential breeders will be put on a cool-down ration at the completion of the gain test and be eligible for the April 17 sale held at the test station.

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