Now Enrolling Spring Born Bulls in the 2023 ABBA Bull Development Program

September 1st, 2022 
by ABBA Communications Committee

The American Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) is now accepting bulls for the 2023 ABBA Bull Development and Marketing Program, announced H.C. Neel, director of performance. To participate, bulls must be born January to May 2022. Nominations are due November 30, 2022. Bulls will be delivered to Texana Feeders Ltd. from February 14 to 16, 2023. Please view the full nomination packet for complete details and a nomination form.

“The ABBA Bull Development & Marketing Program is designed to provide Brahman breeders with the opportunity to develop bulls, collect economically relevant data and market commercially oriented bulls in a cooperative effort,” Neel said.

All ABBA members are invited to participate in this 120-day bull test. The fee is $175 per bull plus feed costs. Qualifying bulls have the opportunity to be part of the ABBA Bull Sale at the conclusion of the test. Each bull must meet these requirements:

  • Consignors/Nominees must be members of the American Brahman Breeders Association. If you are not a member, you can join now.
  • Bulls must be registered in the American Brahman Breeders Association.
  • Bulls must have a birth weight & weaning weight submitted prior to being accepted into the program.
  • Bulls should be weaned at least 45 days, recommended dehorned, received two rounds of injections and dewormed prior to delivery at Texana Feeders Ltd.
  • Bulls will be tested for BVD-PI and ONLY NEGATIVE Bulls will be allowed into the test.
  • Bulls must also meet vaccination requirements outlined in the nomination packet.

Bulls will be evaluated for overall conformation, carcass quality, docility, and structural soundness. Each participating breeder will receive the following important performance data on their animals: start weight, final weight, average daily gain, frame score, ultrasound measuresments, DNA results.

ABBA will award a overall high indexing bull, a top scanning bull, and a top gaining bull at the conclusion of the test.

For more information, contact H.C. Neel, Director of Association Services at 979-485-5528 or email hcneel@brahman.org.

Please view the full nomination packet for complete details and a nomination form.