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Sale Information BREEDING SOUNDNESS EVALUATION All bulls offered for sale have been examined by a veterinary consultant for structural and physical soundness. A Bull Breeding Soundness Evaluation Certificate will be available if requested.

SUPPLEMENTARY SHEETS All bulls will be scanned prior to the sale by certified scanning technician, Paul Kenny for Eye Muscle Area, Rump & Rib Fat, Marbling (IMF%). Raw data, sale weight and scrotal size measurements will also be on the supplementary sheets. These sheets will be available on sale day as well as on our website www.wallancreek.com.au prior to the sale.

KEY TO REGISTRATION STATUS H

Registered Hereford

P

Registered Poll

HPR H

Herd performance recorded Hereford

HPR P

Herd performance recorded Poll Hereford

HR

Herd recorded only

Due to Breedplan timings, some registered animals do not have EBVs in the catalogue. These will be available on the supplementary sheet, or by request prior to sale day.

HOW TO USE EBVS The first step is to decide which characteristics are relevant to your breeding program, then select the EBVs that suit. Birth Weight - is a major factor in calving difficulty. The lower the EBV the lighter the calves are expected to be at birth. Milk - is a consideration if breeding replacement heifers. 200 Day Weight - should be considered if producing vealers. 400 & 600 Day Weight - steer and bullock producers should place more emphasis on these figures. N.B. The higher the accuracy %, the more predictable the EBV. N.B. Breedplan EBVs can be a useful tool to help select cattle but are only a part of the total picture. At all times our cattle must remain functional, be structurally sound, suit the environment they are raised in and have the ability to meet market specifications. The EBVs provided in the catalogue are from the July 2017 Hereford GROUP BREEDPLAN run. HEREFORD GROUP BREEDPLAN AVERAGE EBVS FOR 2015 BORN CALVES

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CED

CEM

GL

BW

200

400

600

MCW

MILK

SS

DC

CW

EMA

RIB

RMP

RBY

IMF

+0.2

+1.3

-0.2

+4.3

+30

+49

+70

+64

+14

+1.7

-2.3

+45

+3.2

+0.4

+0.4

+0.8

+0.3

Wallan Creek Herefords Bull Sale Catalogue 2017  
Wallan Creek Herefords Bull Sale Catalogue 2017  
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