Animal health, beef cattle production, food science, forages and pastures
Performance testing of beef bulls was initiated to improve productivity of Arkansas beef cattle through breeding. This cooperative testing program provides cattlemen with reliable information for identifying animals with superior breeding value for the traits of production measured in the test. By using the information as a basis for herd sire selection, a breeder can greatly increase the chances of obtaining a bull that will sire rapid-gaining, more efficient, highquality calves. Such calves can increase profits for both the breeder and the feeder. This testing program provides information that is useful to financial institutes in arranging their lending programs and to companies in developing their educational, promotional and marketing programs.
Eaton, M. W., Brown, A. E., Hornsby, J. A., Parham, R. W., Shockey, J. D., & Loe, W. C. (1991). Arkansas Cooperative Beef Bull Performance Test 1991. Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Series. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/aaesser/194