Midland Bull Test Bull Eligibility

 

  • Accepted Breeds – Registered Angus, Red Angus, Salers,
    Simmental, South Devon, or Hereford bulls may be entered.
  • Birth Dates – Bulls must be born between December 15,
    2017 and April 15, 2018! Fall bulls (all breeds but Angus) born
    between August 1, 2017 and December 14, 2017.
  • The Final Sort! Only the Top 70%-80% Sell – The
    top 70%-80% will sell on performance, determined on MBT
    Average Daily Gain Ratio and MBT 365 Day Ratio in their
    respective classes.
  • Genetic Defect Carriers – Genetic Carriers (AM, NH,
    CA, OS, M1, and DD) are ineligible. Genetic carriers (OH) are
    eligible, no requirement for testing. Bulls must be tested BVDPI
    negative to be eligible for sale. If bulls were tested prior to
    arrival, please provide results.
  • Breeding Soundness Exam (BSE) – All sale bulls must
    successfully pass the MBT BSE. Minimum passing scrotal
    circumference is 32 cm at 365 days of age. Adjusted scrotal
    is used for sale qualification, actual is published.
  • MBT Ineligible Bulls – MBT reserves the right to remove
    any bull from the sale exhibiting soundness, structure, or
    disposition problems. Please be diligent and discerning in
    your selection with a thorough examination/assessment of
    overall soundness, feet/legs, disposition, scrotum and poll/
    scurrs (for Angus cattle.)
  •  MBT Sale Order – The sale order will be determined
    by MBT Index (calculated as described on page 11). MBT
    reserves the right to select or re-order the first 50 bulls.