Reproduction is key to making improvements

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Beef reproduction specialist George Perry, of South Dakota State University, and rancher John Moes, talk about how important reproduction is to herd improvement.

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Nebraska  |  February, 20, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Sort of a confused message in this video. Chasing carcass data in selecting replacements has caused considerable trouble for cow longevity. As they said, chase fertility first but I say chase it always. The sire you use on the cows should provide carcass and feeding traits. The trick is to have a herd of feeder calf makers with longevity like Tar/Angus- "opti-moms" and other crossbred prescription cows- that do not detract from feeding and carcass traits while having 10 or 12 calves in their life.

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