Approximately 108 performance-tested bulls will be sold, including Angus, Charolais, Simmental, Gelbvieh Balancer, Red Angus, Hereford, Braunvieh, SimAngus and Brangus.
All the bulls have been on test at the experiment station’s feed lot in Floyd County. Only the top-performing bulls will be sold. Official 112-day feed test gain records plus 205-day weight and 365-day weight records will be available on all the bulls.
The bull test is a cooperative effort between the University of Georgia Extension Service, the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and registered cattle producers. Through this bull test, local cattle producers are able to buy high-quality bulls using more than just what the bull “looks” like. They can use each bull’s gain records to see the type of genetics they have and can pass on to their offspring.
A high-quality, fast-gaining bull can make a huge difference in the type of calves produced. Beef producers should keep in mind that bulls account for half of the genetic make-up of each calf they produce. For more information about the sale or one of the sale catalogs, contact the Walker County Extension Office at 706-638-2548.
Norman Edwards is coordinator of Walker County Extension Service.