Why do the heifers get to decide who breeds the cows?

Late April is a busy and exciting time of year for the typical cow-calf producer. Winter has given way to spring as temperatures slowly rise and grass begins to green up and grow. FULL STORY »

Simplified selection Play video

The dollar-beef ($B) index helps cattlemen select for cattle that perform and grade. Megan Rolf, Oklahoma State University animal scientist, discusses how to use such selection indexes effectively. FULL STORY »

Small producers should manage bulls during breeding

By the beginning of April, most cow-calf producers in the Southern Great Plains are a few weeks away from the start of the breeding season and are wrap­ping up routine preparation of bulls before turn-out. FULL STORY »

Bull buyers select for profitability traits

As bull buying season begins, beef cow-calf producers are encouraged to prioritize profitability traits. Identifying bulls with well-balanced traits that meet the priorities of a particular operation is critical. FULL STORY »

As AI technology improves, so do cattle Play video

Cliff Lamb, of the University of Florida, and Willie Altenburg, of Genex Cooperative, talk about the advantages of artificial insemination (AI) and fixed-time breeding protocols. FULL STORY »

Developing a prebreeding plan for reproductive success

Many producers in Wisconsin are in the midst of or finishing up their calving season and preparing for breeding. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: Conducting a breeding soundness exam for bulls Play video

Glenn Selk explains the components of a breeding-soundness exam for bulls. FULL STORY »

Body Condition Scoring App: NUBeef-BCS Play video

The body condition score of your cow herd is a much better indicator of the effectiveness of the nutrition program than body weight of the cows or average weight of the cow herd. FULL STORY »

Research Review: Lifetime productivity of beef heifers

Research is continuing to show improved lifetime productivity for heifers that conceive early in their first breeding season. FULL STORY »

Reproduction is key to making improvements Play video

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

One-step upgrade in calves

Some cows are better suited to their environment than to pleasing beef consumers. Their owners can still use high-value Angus genetics as a terminal cross in those herds, to help themselves and the entire beef supply chain. FULL STORY »

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