One bull test facility centralized to service North American Piedmontese breeders: an excellent opportunity
We estimate that some 80% of the Piedmontese 2-copy bulls born annually in North America over the past 6 years have been performance evaluated through this centralized Bull Test facility, located at Lone Creek Cattle Company's Toro Ranch near the town of Broken Bow, NE - complete with the Grow Safe system to capture individual feed efficiency data. This impartial performance information has fed into the EPD data base, providing a powerful platform of accurate growth and efficiency potential in the North American Piedmontese national herd.
There are now two or three test groups processed each year on the Grow Safe system, providing opportunity for same-age bulls to develop together, and giving an unprecedented opportunity to identify outlier bulls to advance breed improvement. In addition, Lone Creek is offering a spring, summer and fall Grass Bull-Development option. Please note - the Grass Development program is not a "bull test" and does not provide data on growth or efficiency.
The receiving dates for these bulls are the same as for the Grow Safe Test. For further information, contact Cory Peters of Lone Creek.
Bull Test Protocol (including pre-entry vaccination protocols, etc)
There is one annual Classic Bull Sale Event, held each April, offering selections of fully evaluated yearling Piedmontese bulls. This educational event includes the seminar, industry guest speakers at the evening Certified Piedmontese Beef Banquet, and much more. See this page for further information.