|75 DAY FEED TEST|
After weaning in mid October the bull calves are put on a 75 day feed test with a target gain of 2.75 lbs per day.
Any bull that fails to gain 2.75 lbs per day are cut. The thought being if he can't gain like he's supposed to given the right groceries, get rid of him.
Pushing feed on the bulls for the sake of big numbers to print in the catalog only looks good on paper. It's not going to add to his career as a herdbull.
So while a 3lbs ADG on test does not look impressive in some bull sale catalogs keep in mind he was only supposed to gain 2.75 with what he was given.