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Mon Mar 4, 2013 01:14 PM CST

QUESTION: Is there any advantage to measuring the scrotal circumference of my bull calves at weaning?

ANSWER: Absolutely. This is a quick, easy and accurate procedure that anyone can master with minimal training and an inexpensive scrotal measuring tape.

A large study done almost 20 years ago that has stood the test of time shows that about half of bulls with a scrotal circumference (SC) of less than 23 centimeters at 200 days would have an acceptable SC at a year of age, compared to 95% of the bulls with an ...

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