Cattlemen look to Clemson sales to improve herds

By Tom Lollis

bullSouth Carolina beef producers look to Clemson for performance-tested sires to improve their herds.
       
Producers bought 44 bulls at the Edisto Research and Education Center sale in Blackville and 62 at the Clemson sale, according to Larry Olson, bull testing program coordinator. Breeds included Angus, Balancer, Gelbvieh, Red Angus and Simmental.
       
The bull test program has provided purebred breeders and commercial cow-calf producers with improvement sires since 1969. The commercial bulls sire good replacement heifers and calves that weigh at least 600 pounds by eight months of age.
      
“These are the calves in demand by cattle feeders, bringing the top prices and making a profit every year,” Olson said.




For information: Larry Olson, 803-284-3343, ext. 231, lolson@clemson.edu