Beef Progeny Test: Call for Sire Nominations 2022

Monday 27th June 2022

Beef Progeny Test: Call for Sire Nominations 2022

B+LNZ Genetics are excited to call for bull nominations for the 2022 mating of the B+LNZ Genetics Beef Progeny Test at Pāmu’s Kepler farm, TeAnau, and our new North Island site – Rimanui Farms’ Lochinver Station, Rangitaiki Plains.

Building on the current Beef Progeny Test, this Progeny Test will be fundamental to a multi-breed evaluation by providing both linkage between breeds and New Zealand collected data to be able to accuratelyestimate hybrid vigour.

Due to the addition of the North Island site, nominations will be open to Angus, Hereford and Simmental bulls.

Angus and Hereford cattle will be Artificially Inseminated in December 2022 (Kepler) and January 2023 (Lochinver). Angus and Hereford bulls will be used across both breeds of cows. Simmental bulls will be used across Angus cows at the Lochinver site.

Birth weights will not be collected, but first-calving heifers will be recorded for calving ease. Steer progeny will be finished, and carcase grading information collected. 

Both pure-bred and first-cross heifer progeny will be retained (as commercially viable) and evaluated under natural service for at least their first two matings. Trait measurements collected will be similar to the previous Beef Progeny Test program. 

Entry cost

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How to submit a bull

All nominations will be managed online. Please submit your bull information using the link below. Nominations must be received by Monday 22 August.