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31
Oct

2018 Sale Report

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Tuesday, October 9 was a great day for a bull sale in Fort Rock, OR. Thirty three buyers from Oregon, Washington and California bought 90 range ready bulls at an average price of $4842. Auctioneer Eric Duarte sold the bulls on a video presentation, with the bulls on display at the sale site. 47 Spring […]

16
Nov

2015 Annual Bull Sale

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Tuesday, October 13 was a beautiful day for a bull sale in Fort Rock, OR. Thirty four buyers from California, Oregon and Washington bought 96 range ready bulls at an average price of $5781. Auctioneers Trent Stewart and Eric Duarte sold the bulls on a video presentation. 50 Spring Yearling bulls sold for an average […]

12
Sep

How Far Have We Come with Genetic Improvement?

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B W M Y Mature WT Mature HT Ankonian Dynamo -1 8 2 13 +13 +0.1 1970 Tehama Bando 155 -.9 25 20 50 +19 +0.0 1980 Pine Drive Big Sky 6.5 30 12 43 +64 +1.7 1980 SAV Final Answer -1 60 26 103 +19 -0.3 2000   In the 1990’s, the term ‘Curve […]

12
Sep

Matching Cow Size to Environment

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The $EN (Cow Energy Value) figure is passed over, or misunderstood, by quite a lot of cattle breeders, both purebred and commercial.   In a nutshell, $EN is an index which takes into account several EPDs and economic factors to represent what it costs to feed a cow. The EPD figures that are used to […]