Country's finest young beef bulls go up for sale at Tully
Published 11/10/2011 | 05:00
Some of the best young beef bulls in Ireland have been selected from each of the main breeds that participated in the latest Tully intake. These bulls will be among the 49 offered for sale at Tully on Saturday, October 15.
With the bulls' 90-day performance test complete, management has started reducing their concentrate intake to ensure they are acclimatised to their new on-farm environment. The bulls achieved an average daily gain of 1.8-2.6kg. They will be 13-18 months of age on the day of the sale, with an average weight of 730kg.
€uro-Star star ratings & identifying champion bulls
Five of the top seven bulls shown achieved €uro-star ratings that put them in the top 10pc of their respective breeds. The top bulls (see the table, below) were identified within each breed according to three main criteria:
•Visual Score (33pc). All bulls were assessed by one "master scorer", working on behalf of ICBF and each of the beef herdbooks.
•€uro-Star indexes (33pc). Based on the latest official evaluations from ICBF.
•Tully performance data (33pc).
This is broken down as follows: