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Performance Reports: 2008-2009

112-Day Report

  • 112-Day Report (PDF)
    This report includes: High indexing bulls and sires, top sire groups for WDA, ADG, and feed efficiency; the High Gaining (ADG and WDA) top individual bulls, as well as the 112-day performance for all test bulls.

84-Day Report

We are in the home-stretch for the 2008-09 testing period at the Tucumcari Bull Test. Through 84-d, the 122 bulls on test are averaging 4.21 pounds of gain per day on our new and improved roughage-based diet. The bulls are doing well and looking great! If you haven't been through our facility in the last few years we invite you to come by the testing facility 3 miles north of Tucumcari to look over the bulls. Many of the leading sires in the U.S. are represented in this year's performance test and are brought to you by the 16 active Genetic Suppliers of the New Mexico Beef Cattle Performance Association. As I've mentioned before, the new look of the bulls on test at our facility is by design, with the bull buyer's satisfaction in mind.

  • 84-Day Report (PDF)
    This report includes: a Breed Summary, the High Gaining (ADG and WDA) Sire Groups from each division, top performing individuals from each division, as well as the individual performance of all bulls on test.

56-Day Report

This year's test has brought together 123 bulls from 17 seedstock producers originating from diverse production environments in the Southwest. As a producer-educator, I am excited to be involved with this progressive group of genetic suppliers who are genuinely focused on objectively quantifying traits with economic significance for their bull buying customers.

Through 56-d, the 123 bulls on test are averaging 3.41 pounds of gain per day on our new and improved roughage-based diet (promoting healthier rumen development), which we believe is vital in minimizing the melt-down of yearling bulls. Because our test ration requires a high roughage (grass hay) component we believe the additional roughage will promote more effective digestion of grass when these bulls are turned out to service cows and subsequently decrease the body condition loss experienced by yearling bulls after their first breeding season.

  • 56-Day Report (PDF)
    This report includes: a Breed Summary, the High Gaining (ADG and WDA) Sire Groups from each division, top performing individuals from each division, as well as the individual performance of all bulls on test.