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.