© Jim Varney
Calves sired by bulls with higher terminal indices record heavier carcass weights resulting in returns worth an additional £45/animal when compared to progeny of bulls with lower genetic merit. Harper Adams University compared the performance of 2015-born progeny from two Simmental bulls at Ian Willison’s Nottinghamshire suckler herd – one within the top 1% of the breed and another within the top 10% (see bull comparison table below) out of Simmental x Blue cows. Researchers found that calves sired by the […]