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February 21, 2020

Selecting and Developing Bulls

Location

Noble Research Institute
Oswalt Ranch
18414 Dixon Road
Marietta, OK 73448

Time

9 am - 3:30 pm

Registration Fee

$25 registration fee, includes lunch. Registration fee goes up to $35 for those who register within one week of the event.

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Level 2: Building

 

General Overview

Evaluating and selecting bulls can be difficult with all the data that comes with them. This course will help you identify the important traits for your operation and management goals. In addition, you will learn how to prioritize multiple traits and balance phenotypic selection of bulls. Once you have selected your replacement bull, it is just as critical that he is developed properly prior to the breeding season and that his nutrition is managed properly post-breeding season.

What You Will Learn:
  • How to evaluate bulls for structural soundness
  • What phenotypic characteristics are important for your herd
  • Nutritional development prior to the first breeding season
  • How to understand a breeding soundness exam (BSE)
  • Proper nutritional management after the breeding season
How You Will Learn:
  • Hands-on demonstration
  • Classroom discussion
  • Seminar presentations
  • Q&A
Who Should Attend:
  • Beef cattle producers who want to learn the key genetic and phenotypic traits of bull selection and the nutritional management of bulls to prepare for the breeding season and to manage during the off-season
What You Should Bring:
  • Weather-appropriate outdoor attire
Related Courses:
  • Beef Quality Assurance Certification
  • Introduction to Integrity Beef
  • Applying Beef Quality Assurance Practices
  • Increasing Reproductive Efficiency in Beef Cattle
  • Understanding the Essentials of Grazing Management
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