WHAT HAS BEEN THE BASIS FOR SELECTION?
|The Italian breed association
conduct their own testing trials at their bull test facility in Cuneo.
Farmers from all over Italy who have ELITE herds
are given the opportunity to enter bull calves into the station starting
from one month of age.
|These calves are then fed on computer
recorded rations and the data collated to establish the best performers
under equal conditions. Naturally as each stage is reached, the under
achievers are culled.
Only 2% of the original intake of calves ever
make it to the A 1 DONOR
STAGE. These bulls are then mated back to the elite herd and the
An 18 month old quality bull.
|Most of Australia’s imported
semen comes from Italy.