How to shop for a high-performing bull

Meat & Livestock Australia · September 28, 2021
Training package


This eLearning module will assist you in selecting your next  high-performing bull– factoring in what you can and can’t see. It provides you with a guide of what to do before, at and after the sale.

There’s no doubt that the right bull will deliver for you and your future herd. This training package is designed to help you prepare carefully, choose wisely and care for this profit-maker once you get him home.

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Learning objectives

At completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify or reassess your breeding objective
  • Identify the relevant selection index that aligns with your breeding objective
  • Identify the relevant breeding values that align with your breeding objective
  • Search the sale catalogues and online BREEDPLAN database to find bulls that match your desired indexes and breeding values.

Quick guide: How to shop for a high-performing sire

Disclaimer – MLA makes no representation as to the accuracy of any information or advice contained in this training package and excludes all liability, whether in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty) or otherwise as a result of reliance by any person on such information or advice. Content released November 2019.

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Meat & Livestock Australia

MLA’s purpose is to foster the long-term prosperity of the Australian red meat and livestock industry by investing in research and marketing activities. Through our subsidiary companies, we also accelerate innovation across the value chain and deliver the industry’s integrity and on-farm quality assurance programs.

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Training package Includes

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  • 3 Quizzes