Buying bulls: it’s all in the genes

Buying bulls: it’s all in the genes is a virtual one-stop shop to all the tools needed for superior bull selection. Bull selection is vital to the growth and profitability of your business. The bull that you choose will directly influence 80–90% of the genetics of your whole herd for about the next 15 years. So, when you make your next bull selection decision, you are making a decision that can either improve your profits or reduce your income. This book describes a simple process that can help you select the bull that’s right for your business. It explains the importance of bull genetics and how to evaluate a bull’s genetic value using tools such as Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs). Authors: Vince Edmondston, et al., Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, 2009.

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