The performance test of beef bulls is carried out at the barn of Animal Breeders´ Association of Estonia (ETKÜ) in Rapla County, Keava in cooperation with Estonian Beef Cattle Breeders´ Association since 2006. The performance test which started in the fall of 2022 is coming to an end, which means, that you can purchase the best breeding bull for your herd at the online auction on April 27, 2023.
But in order to select the best breeding bull within the performance test, a traditional beef cattle championship will be held on the territory of the insemination station of the Animal Breeders’ Association of Estonia in Keava on 5th of April at 12 o’clock. On this occasion, the evaluation will be carried out by the Swedish judge Miranda Lysell. After the show, an online catalogue will be prepared, which you can find no later than 19th of April on both EBBA and ETKÜ websites and facebook pages.
Bulls of the most common breeds in Estonia- Aberdeen- Angus, Limousin, Hereford, Simmental, Charolais and Blonde d´Aquitaine will be presented in the championship. And the first time in history of the performance test, a young wagyu bull from the Airi Külvet Puutsa farm will also participate! The pedigrees and performance test results of all bulls can be viewed in advance on the ETKÜ (https://etky.ee/en/pealeht-english/) website under the menu BEEF- PERFORMANCE TESTING- BEEF PERFORMANCE TEST 2022-2023
Beef cattle breeders with the goal of acquiring a new purepred bull are invited to take part in the championship in order to select a new purebred bull that is just right for their herd, so that it would be easier to make a choice at the auction.
As this is a closed territory, where it is necessary to inform about your stay and so that we can plan this event even better, please register your participation in the event no later than 03.04 here- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4cFKUMADh03wY4L7-FL-qEy0hiiQQrAFVwTeCVMVArleRZg/viewform
During the day, catering is provided by Liivimaa Lihaveis/ Linnamäe lihatööstus.