This site is provided by:
West Virginia Beef Industry Council and West Virginia Cattlemenís Association
James D. Bostic, Executive Secretary
PO Box 668
Buckhannon, WV 26201
304.472.4020

West Virginia Beef Industry Council
West Virginia Cattlemenís Association

These reports are in PDF format.† If your computer can not read them, follow the link below:

†††††††††††† The purposes of this forage-based ration testing program are to provide an opportunity for breeders to evaluate genetic merit of replacement heifers produced in their herds, and to provide for sale to commercial producers a source of genetically superior heifers for purchase.

†††††††††††† Typically the program develops about 100 purebred and commercial heifers each year/† Of heifers enrolled in this program at least 25% will be offered for sale at the test facilities.† To qualify for sale, a heifer must be open, must have a minimum frame score of 4.5, must have a muscle score of 2.7 or higher, must be structurally sound, and must have passed a reproductive soundness exam.

†††††††††††† Heifers will be fed a ration of corn silage, haylage and soybean meal.† The ration will be fed at an amount to achieve a 1.5 lb. average daily gain per head.

†††††††††††† As performance reports become available, they will be posted here.† The sale catalog should be available during the first week of March.

Text Box: Mark your calendar for the sale:
March 29, 2014