Going to the sales?
How do I find animals suited
specifically to my herd's requirements?
Click on "On-line
Click on the sale you would like to search
Click on "search/sort catalogue"
At this stage scroll to the bottom of the page
and click on "Click for percentiles" (Print this
page off for easy reference)
Go back to the selection criteria page
Enter your search criteria
e.g. if you want an animal in the average calving ease, look at the percentile
table for calving ease direct 50% (0) minimum, maximum is the top value
Enter these figures into the search
Then for example if you want the top 50% for 400 day weight, enter - minimum
+12, maximum +39. For the top 50% Carcass Yield Index, enter - minimum +9,
This will then display the animal/s, with the genetic criteria you requested,
which are available for sale. Obviously, now you can put in your own criteria
to suit your herd's requirements.
Now mark your catalogue and visit those lot
numbers at the sale Check their mobility, feet etc.,
The figures used here are for example
only and in using them The British Blue Cattle Society
are not promoting any particular animal/s.
Belgian Blue BREEDPLAN EBV's are compiled
from pedigree records submitted to the Belgian Blue Cattle Society (BBCS)
and performance records collected by Belgian Blue breeders. Every effort
has been made to report information accurately on animals, but BREEDPLAN,
BBCS and their staff assume no responsibility for the content or the use
or interpretation of the information published.
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of those beef cattle breeds who have chosen to adopt ABRI’s “BREEDPLAN
INTERNATIONAL” as the best internet based software available
worldwide for recording pedigree registrations and performance
recording, and for genetic evaluation. Those breeds being Aberdeen
Angus, Beef Shorthorn, Belgian Blue, Hereford, British Simmental,
and South Devon.