When you are choosing a bull to add in to your breeding program, what EPD’s do you look for? Whether it is Weaning Weight, or Residual Average Daily Gain you need to look no further than our bull HA Cowboy Up 5405. He is our top selling bull who has some impressive stats to back him up. He ranks in the top 1% for Weaning Weight (WW), Yearling weight (YW), Residual Average Daily Gain (RADG), Carcass Weight (CW), Weaned Calf Value ($W), Feedlot Value ($F), and Beef Value ($B) EPD’s.
EPD’s are so important when you are looking into breeding livestock because they give you a prediction on the performance of future progeny of that animal, relative to the progeny of the other animals listed in the database, while $Value Indexes will also show you estimated performance numbers but these are expressed in dollars per head, to make it easier for beef producers to make their genetic selection decisions.
Another great attribute about HA Cowboy Up as a breeding sire is that because he was so heavily sampled from the very beginning, he already has over 1500 registered progeny and 1000 calves with data turned in to the database, making him a proven bull that you can be confident in. He has been called one of the best bulls in the business from a leg and foot design standpoint, and he has a reputation of out-producing himself, meaning that his progeny has been known to have even better EPD numbers than himself. He has a natural width, thickness and structural correctness that he passes down to his progeny. A great example of this is the 2018 National Western Sale, where three bulls that HA Cowboy Up sired won the Grand Champion Pen of Three title. Included in the pen was EXAR Cowboy Logic 7549B, and EXAR Conan 1107B. These three bulls together were considered by many to be one of the best pens ever with their own powerhouse EPD numbers and flawless builds.
Here at Wilks, breeding superior genetics is our top priority, and HA Cowboy Up is a bull that we are very proud of. We hope you enjoy this newly released video, and if you have any questions about our bulls or other breeding stock, feel free to contact us.
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