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Better Beef Breeding: buying bulls that perform

March 8, 2018

Getting better calves from your cows involves getting the right breeder, selecting the right bull both on figures and on what you can see, then looking after that bull and making sure he can do his job. Max Tweedie, then National Beef Genetics Manager at Beef + Lamb Genetics, joins us to talk about what the figures mean, how to use them, what to look for in a bull, and how to keep him performing at his best. (Max left B+LNZ in 2019)

To view the B+LNZ Genetics bull selection tools, visit:

For a hard copy of the booklet containing the information discussed, email – or to find out about Better Beef Breeding workshops in your area, contact your local B+LNZ Extension Manager at


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