March 15, 2021
It has been a busy one around here! Bull sale preparation has been keeping us busy around the clock. Every year we sell our Red Angus and Angus bulls to other cattlemen across the country on our annual bull sale.
To get our bulls ready we have to get them cleaned up, hair trimmed, pictured and videoed. Why do we do this? When we trim their hair and clean them up, it allows other cattlemen to be able to see the bulls true size and shape better. Bulls get pretty hairy in the winter with their winter coats!
After they get their new hair cut and looking clean, we take their pictures and record a short video of the bull walking. Pictures are placed in a sale catalog as well as online with their videos. This allows cattlemen from all over to view our offering if they cannot make it to our ranch to view them in person. Many of our customers are located in Nebraska but we have sold bulls to cattlemen across the country. Photos and videos are extremely important as it allows other cattlemen from different areas to "see" our bulls.
Along with pictures and videos, we list our bulls EPD's in the sale catalog. EPD's aka Expected Progeny Difference provide estimates of the genetic value of an animal as a parent. This helps ranchers choose the best bull for their operation.
EPD's, pictures, and videos are taken into careful consideration by every cattlemen looking for a new herd bull. A bull will have a large impact on their herd as one bull will sire many calves, bulls can stay in a herd for many years and every rancher wants to choose the "perfect fit" for their herd.
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