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NICHOLS FARMS BREEDING GUARANTEE
Bulls will be semen checked prior to pick up or delivery.
Bulls are guaranteed to service cows. Any bull that settles healthy cows by natural service or passes a fertility test made by a certified veterinarian mutually agreed upon by Nichols Farms and buyer shall be considered a breeder.
The following exceptions apply to all breeding animals sold by Nichols Farms: *Animals put in service or bred at less than 12 months of age *Injury or disease to the animal occurring after the sale *Gross negligence or misconduct on the part of the buyer
ANGUS CALVING EASE AND $$ VALUE EPD's
CED (Calving Ease Direct)--EPD's *CED are computed for the calving ease of a bull used on first calf heifers.
MAT CE (Maternal Calving Ease)--EPD's *MAT CE are computed for a bull's ability to sire first calf heifers which will calve unassisted.
$Value (post weaning $$ per Head)--EPD's i.e. ($F)+$22 ($G)+$12 ($B)+$27 *$Values EPDs are computed for feedlot performance (i.e. days on feed, ration cost, cash price) and carcass merit (i.e. Choice-Select spread, and USDA Yield Grade 4&5s, and heavy weight carcass discounts).
*Feedlot Value ($F) calculates a $ per head difference in expected progeny differences for feedlot performance compared to progeny of other Angus sires.
*Grid Value ($G) combines quality grade and yield grade and is calculated for animals with carcass EPDs, ultrasound EPDs, or both types of EPDs.
*Beef Value ($B) represents the expected average dollar per head difference in the progeny feedlot performance and carcass value compared to progeny of other Angus sires. Beef Value ($B) is comprised of two pieces: Feedlot Value ($F) and Grid Value ($G)