We have three bulls and two heifers on test at the Nappan facility for 2012/2013.
None of these calves were creep fed. Below are their November 22, two weeks after they were weaned and their on test weight from Nappan taken November 30th.
BJM 8Y is a December 15, 2011 bull sired by the well known Justice bull out of BJM Polled Ultraviolet. Super growthy, his Nov 22nd. weight was 956 lbs. and his end of November weight was 955 for a WDA of 2.72 lbs per day. This boy is calm, calm. Just doesn't get excited about anything except the feed trough.
BJM 2Z is a February 4, 2012 bull also sired by the Justice bull out of King's High Kate. Another quiet bull that weaned off at 851 lbs. and an end of November weight of 905. His on test WDA is 3.02 lbs per day.
BJM 3Z is a February 11, 2012 bull calf sired by our herd bull, Maverick, who is a Justice son. He is out of BJM Polled Good as Gold, our 15 year old matriarch who consistently throws us our quietest calves. His Nov 22nd weight was 680 lbs and his Nov 30th. weight was 735 for an on test WDA of 2.51. He currently is leading the Limousin on test with a 116 gain index at 84 days and ranked 5th out of 117 bulls for feed conversion.
BJM 9Y is a December 21, 2011 Justice daughter out of our real good, homozygous polled cow, BJM Polled Black Rose. Her weaning weight was 926 lbs., her on test weight was 955, and her on test WDA was 2.77. She is a full sister to BJM Polled Eve, who did so well for us at Nappan two years ago leading the gain in the heifer pen against crossbred heifers. This red heifer is homozygously polled by pedigree, and started cycling in October. Solstice currently is tied for second highest ADG of the 21 heifers on test at 2.20 pounds per day.
BJM 1Z is a January 7th. 2012 heifer out of the full sister to BJM 9Y. Sired by Willow’s Checkmark, a bull that we picked because of light birth weights, she weaned off in November at 623 and went on test at 640 for an on test WDA of 1.95 lbs per day. This heifer is also homogyzously polled by pedigree.