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Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:20 AM CST

QUESTION: I am looking for a bull to use on heifers. How do I sort through all the information to find an animal that will work well?

ANSWER: There certainly can be paralysis through analysis. Your best resource, other than a breeder you trust, would be a calving-ease EPD. This EPD incorporates how easily a bull's calves are born, his sire's and dam's data as well as birthweight information.

If calving-ease EPDs are not available, a birthweight EPD is the next best tool. But since our goal should be pounds of ...

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