Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Type



Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design


Animal and Nutritional Sciences

Committee Chair

Eugene E. Felton.


The objective of this study was to determine the relationships of sale price to EPD, Angus Dollar Value Indexes, and actual measurements among Angus bulls of two different seedstock bull providers. Data were obtained from Gardiner Angus Ranch, Ashland, Kansas, for years 2000-2006 on 815 Angus bulls and from the Wardensville bull test, Wardensville, West Virginia, for years 2001-2005 on 357 Angus bulls. Expected progeny differences (EPD) for birth weight (BW EPD), weaning weight (WW EPD), yearling weight (YW EPD), maternal milk (MM EPD), yearling height (YH EPD), scrotal circumference (SC EPD), intramuscular fat (IMF EPD), ribeye area (REA EPD), and rib fat (RBFT EPD) were obtained along with Angus Dollar Value Indexes for Weaned Calf Value ({dollar}W), Feedlot Value ({dollar}F), Grid Value ({dollar}G), and Beef Value ({dollar}B). Actual measurements for average daily gain (ADG), rump fat (Rmpft), rib fat (Ribft), ribeye area (REA), intramuscular fat (IMF), adjusted yearling weight (AdjYW), and bull sale price were obtained as well. Data from Gardiner Angus Ranch were used as a means of comparison between a state bull test station and an established elite seedstock provider.;Keywords. Bull, Performance, Sale price, Model.