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Miniature-Cattle.com breeding miniature cattle sire testing
see also: Miniature Cattle Sire Directory; miniature and homestead breeds of bulls
see also: Bull Testing what to check & find out before collecting a bull
see also: Biosecurity; closed herds, quarantine
see also: Herd Health; diseases, disease testing, vaccinations
see also: DNA Tests in Cattle
see also: Coat Color in Cattle
see also: Dwarfism in Miniature Cattle
see also: Frame Scores; height divisions in breeds of cattle
see also: Breeds of Miniature Cattle (pure breeds and percentage breeds of North America)
see also: Other Breeds of Cattle for the Homestead

Bull Stats
information recommended to list a bull in a Sire Directory

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The following sire records & information is needed by cow owners

Bull Basics
• Bull's Photo: clear, focused, direct side view, head up, feet square, with uncluttered background
• Bull's Name:
• Bull's Registration(s): include all reg. numbers & links to any online registry pedigrees
• Bull's Breed with Breed Blood Percentage: (breed, %, "FB", "PB", "composite" or "crossbred")
• Bull's Breed Genotype BBR score (if tested)
• Bull's Type (beef, dairy, dual purpose or triple purpose)
• Bull's Owner: link to owner farm /ranch webpage w/ pedigree, more info or photos
• Bull's Breeder
• Bull's temperament score
• Bull's Birthweight (BW)
• Bull's Birth Height
• Bull's Yrlg SC (scrotal circumference--and include breed average for comparison)
• Bull's 12 mo. or Mature Height or Frame Score
        • height measured over hip at 3YO -or
        • Frame Score (FS), which can be estimated using a formula after 5 months of age -or
        • height measured over hip at __months of age
        • for across-breed comparisons, measurement over hip is required for all bulls
            • behind withers is acceptable in some registries, but measure over hip also
            • height measurements only to hook are not acceptable


Health & DNA Tests
DNA Test Results or obligate free w/ parentage proven
chondro status
        • all Irish Dexter bulls
        • all miniature bulls: Any Dexter DNA? Any NZ genetics in pedigree?
        • other miniature breed bulls if not fullblood
        • other miniature breeds if fullblood (no Dexter DNA)
        • [NA], [BD1+], [BD1 free], [BD2+], [BD2 free], [BD1 untested], [BD2 untested] [obligate tested]
• other breed specific DNA tests: eg Hereford, Lowline, Shorthorn, Galloway, Jersey, etc.
DNA TEST RESULTS for general cattle traits, heterozygous or homozygous /parentage proven
A few examples:
• Polled: Horned, heterozygous, homozygous
• Scurs: scurred, none, unknown
• Color genotype
• Beta Casein: A2A2, A1A2, A2A2
• Cappa Casein: AA, AB, BB
Health & Disease Test Results or herd or state free status
Bull Testing for A.I. Sires
A few examples:
• STDs: Tested free of Vibrio (campylobacteriosis) and Trich (trichomoniasis)
• Johnes Disease: tested clean from certified laboratories with serology and fecal culture analysis tests
• Bovine Tuberculosis: test negative for bovine tuberculosis or from certified free herd /state
• Brucellosis (Bangs): all but eradicated, except in states with wild free roaming elk & bison


Progeny (or parents') Records
• Number of his calves
• Average BW of his calves
• Calving Ease (CE) scores on his calves
• Average FS of his calves (measurable @ 5 mos)
• Production records of his parents or daughters
• Grassfed genetics
• EPDs if known


Semen Sales info
• Bull Owner
• Semen price / straw (conventional)
• Semen price / straw (sexed)
• Multiple discounts
• Shipping & handling
• Semen Order Contact


Email all info to donna@miniature-cattle.com to submit your bull to the homestead & miniature breed sire directory. thank you

go home little cow
go home little cow

published by: Vintage Publishers
owner: ©Miniature-Cattle.com
published online: April 2019
author: Donna Grace