Net Feed Efficiency

We use sophisticated computer programs to determine which Beefbooster bull calves are suitable to be sent to our test station for post-weaning evaluation. Our thorough testing process means you get the best bulls when you buy Beefbooster.

Our test station evaluation criteria include:

  • Scrotal circumference
  • Testicular tone and consistency
  • Back fat
  • Structural soundness
  • Semen quality
  • All bulls are evaluated for comprehensive gain and breeding capacity
  • Heifer and maternal bulls are tested for 70 days to determine their growth potential
  • M4 bulls are tested for 90 days on the Grow Safe System for net feed efficiency
  • Temperamental bulls with poor dispositions are culled

Test Station Report - Pre-Test Performance- Fall 2013

69 M4 Bulls are on an RFI Test at Olds College.

Strain

M1

M2

M3

M4

Tx

Number on Test

78

53

115

168

25

Av. Birth Date

05-May-13

11-Apr-13

30-Apr-13

14-Apr-13

14-Apr-13

Ave. Birth Wt

94

93

65

95

100

Ave Wean Age

178

187

186

185

189

180 Day Wt

521

605

445

537

479

On Test Wt

606

800

506

676

727

Progress Report - Off Test March 6, 2014

Energy Level

Med

Med

Med

Med

High

Average Off Test Wt

930

1128

793

980

1061

Average Test Wt Grain

324

328

287

304

334

Test ADG

3.28

3.32

2.85

3.04

3.38

Average SC 34 40 34 36 36
Selection Index $ Value $110 $109 $105 $114 $114
Test DM Conversion 5.41 6.2 5.51 5.05 5.05

 

If you have questions about our test station processes and procedures please contact us.