A commentary on strategies for selecting your next yearling herd bull
by Bruce Gordon
American Chianina Journal
As a past sire selection specialist for Alta Genetics, I traveled the U.S. and Canada for nine years purchasing and leasing elite genetics from several top seedstock herds representing all breeds. Today the most frequent question I’m still quizzed on is what to look for in choosing a herd sire. So here are a few of my strategies.
Strategy 1 – Find reputable breeders to work with. As with any business, it’s a good idea to ask others who they’ve had successful relationships with based on customer service, integrity and bulls that have had longevity. When you hear favorable remarks about an operation numerous times, that’s a positive sign.