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120 TOP BULLS GO ON SALE SATURDAY

Some 120 bulls in a variety of 10 breeds will be sold at the annual bull sale of the Utah Beef Improvement Association Saturday, March 28, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Centerfield Test Station.

Officials said the animals are "growthy yearlings" and the top of the line among those that have been on test. Performance records of bulls fed together will be offered for accurate comparison.Breeds of bulls for the sale include Charolais, red angus, shorthorn, Hereford, Simmental, gelbvieh, Limousin, angus, polled Hereford and saler.

The animals showed good gains after 84 days of the 112-day test program. An average of all breeds showed a daily gain of 3.2 pounds. The highest individual gainers, a Charolais and a Hereford, recorded weight gains of 3.93 pounds per day.

The bulls have been fed a high-roughage ration to allow them to express their full genetic merit and yet be sound and unpampered when the test ended, a ration that hasn't changed much in the past 20 years, said Karl Dean, station owner. Additional information about the program and the sale may be obtained by contacting John Yardley at 528-3486 or area Extension Service Agent Nyle Matthews at 896-4609. The sale site is located one mile east of the coal yard in Centerfield.