As our sale bulls mature, we gather extensive data so that their EBVs are accurately represented which ensures that we are breeding quality inside and out. In saying that, we also believe that progress starts in the paddock.
Regular visual assessments also assist with the decision making of prospective sale bulls that work. With years of experience breeding Angus cattle comes years of experience with horses, a grazier's most reliable right-hand man and a core tool when checking cattle in the paddock.
When we are visually assessing cattle, especially prospective sale bulls that work, there are a few things to look for:
- Structural soundness
- Body condition
- General health and cattle husbandry
Combining visual assessment with their EBV data is the ultimate recipe for a successful herd sire.