Kent Abele, Owner
17675 S 2450 Road
Nevada, Mo. 64772
Green Springs Bull Test is a privately owned test facility established in 1999. Located in Southwest Missouri.
Owner/Manager Kent Abele says "The bull test is especially intended to benefit breeders who desire to improve their genetics and to offer for sale in March and November of each year the purebred bulls that pass the test.
The GSBT E-Test
is one of the more advanced tools used to make bull selections.
This is an individual feed intake efficiency test.
GSBT can accurately measure within 10 grams what each bull on the system eats daily.
Due to the design and sensitivity of the Grow Safe system bulls have access to feed at anytime and at any E-Test bunk, making the data gathered accurate and unaffected by bunk dominance or feed delivery systems.
This (E-Test) efficiency test is in addition to the standard performance battery of tests.
This E-Test in addition to the standard battery of performance measurments taken provides an RFI or Residual Intake number. This RFI calculation provides an accurate prediction of feed efficiency of a trait that is moderatly heritable at around 40%. Feed efficiency in todays market means money in the bank!
Both commercial cattlemen and purebreed breeders are provided the most bull selection data available in the industry.
Performance data on the standard 112 day test includes:
- WDA...weight per day of age
- Birthweight, weaning weight, EPD's, yearling weight and
- genetic lineage is also provided to assist potential buyers in selecting a Green Springs Performance Tested Bull.
Ultrasound data includes:
During each handling period the bulls are all screened for disposition. Only the easily handled bulls stay in the test.
- Breeding soundness exam results
"If we are not currently evaluating the trait you need, let us know!"
"Make plans to attend our Auction November 25, 2013"