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For the Week of
March 11, 1999

Entry for Bull Test Set for May 1, 1999

Several individuals have requested information for the MO Valley Summer Bull Test, which is designed to provide beef producers with efficient genetic information and is open to all beef producers. This event is scheduled to be held at Valley Farms, Mendon, MO; entry forms are due by May 1, 1999. Bulls are to be delivered on or before May 20, 1999. If delivery is prior to May 20, arrangements need to be made with Valley Farms. Entries for this test must be born between August 15, 1998, and November 30, 1998, and only polled or dehorned bulls will be accepted and eligible to be recorded in their respective associations. The entries must be vaccinated a minimum of three (3) weeks prior to delivery and accompanied with a health paper indicating the following immunizations: Clostridial (7-8 way), Haemophilus Somnus, BVD (bovine virus diarrhea), PI3 (parainfluenza 3), IBR (rednose or infectious bovine rhino tracheitis), BRSV (bovine respiratory synctial virus), and Pasteurella (multocidia and hemolytica).

The IBR, PI3, BVD, AND BRSV ARE TO BE MODIFIED LIVE VACCINES. Two vaccinations are recommended prior to delivery. The official weigh-in and height measurement will be June 10, 1999. Weights will be taken on June 9 and June 11 and averaged to determine the official entry weight on June 10, 1999. A non-refundable entry fee of $100.00 per head must accompany each consignment and will be applied to the feed cost.

Ultrasound measurements are scheduled within seven (7) days of the close of the feeding period with the official measure and final weight to be averaged plus and minus one day from September 30, 1999. Yardage cost is $0.27 per day and a $1.00 per trip chute charge will be added to the feed expense. The feed will be billed at cost and financed through the test period. No bulls will be dismissed until the feeding statements are paid in full.

For additional information and entry application forms contact Ron Rogers, P.O. Box 51, Mendon, MO 64660, phone (660) 272-3805 or Dale Watson, University Extension Center, 111 North Mason, Carrollton, MO 64633, phone (660) 542-1792.

University of Missouri ExtensionDale's Country Trails - March 11, 1999
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