So far in 2019, the Stockbull Finder has had 0ver 13,000 visitors! In the first week of April alone it had over 2000 searches performed on it for young pedigree Beef bulls which is a new record in terms of the number of hits it has received in a single week. There are nearly 2000 young pedigree beef bulls aged from 10 months to 3 years old available. All 12 of the main beef breeds are also covered so there is plenty of choice for someone looking for a new bull.
Quick recap on the Stockbull Finder:
Step 1: Go to www.icbf.com & click on the ‘Stockbull Finder’ logo on the frontpage:
Step 2: Put in your search criteria as regards: Location, Breed & Stars.
Step 3: Scroll through the bulls that came back from your search. Click on the ‘Owner’s’ name to get the phone number to ring, to enquire about possibly buying the bull.
What have these Breeders done to have their bull’s shortlisted?
- WHPR (Whole Herd Performance Recording) is ICBF’s on-farm performance Recording Program.
- These Pedigree Breeders have voluntarily signed up to the WHPR programme and have had all of their pedigree animal’s independently weighed & scored by ICBF.
- So only bulls WHPR Pedigree Beef herds are displayed.
Stockbull Finder Bulls: All young bulls (10 months – 3 years old) are automatically advertised for sale on the Stockbull Finder after a herd’s annual WHPR visit from ICBF. Displayed below is a young pedigree bull in Roscommon Shorthorn Breeder Anthony Dockery’s herd.
All of the bull’s weight data is shown by clicking on the ‘Show’ button in the ‘Weight’ column. As can be seen, Anthony, like a lot of other beeders in this programme are also weighing their calves at birth. The bull below had a birthweight of 38kgs. A lot of bull buyers get a lot of confidence about how a bull has been fed & reared by seeing this weight data
Photos & Comments
Breeders can also put up photos and comments about their bulls if they wish. Following are some photos of some of the young Stockbulls that are advertised for sale on the ‘Stockbull Finder’.