Cattle producers are being reminded that the annual Florida Bull Test Sale will take place January 20, 12:30 PM Central Time at the University of Florida/IFAS North Florida research and Education Center (NFREC) Beef Research Unit, located one mile west of Greenwood, FL on Hwy 162. This year’s auction will include approximately 65 Performance Proven Bulls, ranging from Angus, Brahman, Hereford, SimAngus, and Simmental consigned by 20 progressive breeders from all across the Southeast. Each indexing 90 or better based on a combination of gain and weight per day of age in the test. All bulls are screened for structure, disposition and breeding soundness, and have been ultrasounded for carcass trait evaluation.
The objective of the Florida Bull Test is to evaluate the performance potential and breeding soundness of bulls consigned. This year was the sixth year in which individual feed efficiency was established on all bulls. The Bull Test consists of a 112-day performance test plus a breeding soundness examination on every bull that qualifies for the auction.
Potential buyers need to pre-register prior to the sale. More information can be found here.