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Prior, Proper, Planning Precedes Profitable Purchases

by Bob Weaber, extension cow-calf specialist

Piles of bull sale catalogsAs the bull-buying season gets underway, commercial cattlemen should do their home work to help ensure the bull(s) they purchase this year meet their needs. Like most things in life, preparedness is the key to making an informed decision. In this case, an informed purchase. Remember, bull selection accounts for more than 75% of the gene flow in your herd.  Take the time to do the $500/hour work in bull selection and let some of the $5/hour work wait until after bull purchases are made. Before you crack open the sale catalogs of seedstock suppliers, there are few resources and skills you should possess. Continue reading “Prior, Proper, Planning Precedes Profitable Purchases”