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Selecting Bulls

Choosing your bull is an important task, with many things to think about before you make your selections. Whether you are selecting bulls from an auction, a sale, or from within your own breeding program, there are a number of things to consider. A single bull’s genetic influence has the potential to significantly impact the future direction of your herd, so it is important to choose wisely.

This module on Bull Selection will be looking in depth at some of the things that you need to consider when selecting your next bull. These topics include:

  • Setting a Breed Objective
  • Selecting a Seedstock Producer
  • Environmental Influences
  • BREEDPLAN Information
  • Structural Soundness
  • Genetic Conditions
  • Breeding Health
  • Other Considerations

These topics are each outlined in the resources shown below.You can read the brochure, listen to the podcast, or watch the animation. Just click on the tile that aligns with your learning preference.

 

Further to this, if you would like to explore the topics in depth, just work your way through the module topics on the following pages.

Several topics have optional activities for you to test your knowledge.

At the end of the module, you will have an opportunity to send feedback and ask any questions that reading the materials might have raised.