Colorado State’s Beef Improvement Center Angus Bull Sale is April 19

Some 50 Angus bulls that completed a 120-day performance test will go on sale April 19 at the John E. Rouse-Colorado State University Beef Improvement Center.

Inspection of sale bulls will begin at 9 a.m. at the Center, Star Route Box 18, Saratoga, Wyo. Testing began Nov. 16 and all sale bulls will have passed tests for breeding soundness and pulmonary arterial pressures (PAP).

All sale animals also will have within-herd expected progeny differences (EPD) for calving ease, gestation length, birth weight, weaning weight, yearling weight and milk and PAP.

The Beef Improvement Center’s Angus cattle have a more than 30-year history of selection based on improved performance for economically important traits and are an outstanding source of genetics. The center’s goal is to continue developing the highly productive herd of Angus cattle with emphasis on fertility, maternal ability and early growth.

Interested persons can stop by the center to inspect the bulls and cow herd at any time. The center is located near Riverside, Wyo. Take French Creek Road (County Road 660) east from State Highway 230 and follow the signs to the ranch headquarters.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. at the center April 19 with the sale commencing at 1 p.m.

For information on performance test results, sale catalogs and other questions, contact:

Jack Moon, manager, at (307) 327-5339; Eric Downing, cow-calf manager, (307) 327-5339; Ronnie Green, professor of animal sciences (Fort Collins), (970) 491-2722; or Patrick Doyle, doctoral student in animal sciences (Fort Collins), (970) 491-5785.