Before the sale: Step 4
4. Search the printed sale catalogues and online BREEDPLAN databases to find bulls that match your desired indexes and breeding values.
You can use the databases and catalogues to help you filter out the animals that don’t meet your objectives and find the potential high-performing bulls to purchase.
If your stud reports breeding values, you should be able to find the information in their printed sale catalogue.
You can search the online BREEDPLAN databases, which can also be accessed through the breed society websites.
These online databases give you the ability to search animals within a catalogue or across all animals in the database. The search results allow you to compare and sort animals for their indexes and the EBV traits you’re interested in.