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15th Florida Bull Test Sale Summary

Steve Williams of J & W receiving his plaque for their consignment J&W Mr Cruising that was the winner of the FL Bull Test and SimAngus breed winner. Pictured (from L to R): Nick Comerford (NFREC Center Director), Steve Williams, and David Thomas (NFREC Beef Unit Supervisor).

The Florida Bull Test Sale was held on January 17, 2015 at the North Florida Research and Education Center in Marianna, FL. Of the 102 bulls originally consigned to the test 56 bulls were on offer. Only bulls meeting specific benchmarks were eligible for the sale. In addition, bulls were inspected for structural soundness and […]

Highlighting the 15th Florida Bull Test

For the 15th year, the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) will be hosting the Florida Bull Test. The primary purpose of the Florida Bull Test is to serve as an educational aid for the improvement of beef cattle. The test aims to: 1) provide the commercial cow/calf producer a source of bulls that […]

The AI Cowculator smart phone app assists producers to determine whether to purchase bulls or use artificial insemination

UF AI Cowculator

The utilization of estrous synchronization and fixed-time artificial insemination (TAI) has potential to influence the economic efficiency of cow/calf enterprises by improving a producer’s opportunity to shorten the calving season, increase calf uniformity, have earlier births during the calving season, enhance preweaning growth, and heavier calves at weaning. However, beef producers have been slow to […]

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