Cow-calf corner: Effects of heat on bull fertility Play video

Glenn Selk looks at how heat stress impacts bull fertility. FULL STORY »

K-State Beef Profit Alliance meeting highlights genetic advances

Recent genetic advances available to facilitate herd selection decisions to enhance profitability of the beef value chain will be highlighted at the “Beef Profit Alliance” set for July 22-24 on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan. FULL STORY »

On-the-job training Play video

Over four years of participation in an extensive heifer-evaluation research project, University of Wyoming graduate student Racardo Arias has taken on a leadership role, helping coordinate the project and supervising a group of student interns from multiple universities. FULL STORY »

Breeding season bull management

As breeding season gets underway there are some points to remember about the bull battery. The most economically stable ranches are those that get cows and heifers bred early in the breeding season. FULL STORY »

Cooperation breeds success Play video

As marketing and genetics manager for Silver Spur Ranches, Cheramie Viator helps coordinate a large heifer-breeding and evaluation project, cooperating with the University of Wyoming, Pfizer, AI companies and students from several universities. FULL STORY »

The terminology behind genomics

As the use of DNA technology continues to be incorporated into the beef cattle industry, there is a new world of terminology used in the discussion of DNA testing. FULL STORY »

Technology influencing beef cattle genetic merit predications

Technology has greatly influenced the calculation and development of procedures and guidelines for genetic improvement of beef cattle since the Beef Improvement Federation was initiated. FULL STORY »

Heritability estimates of fertility in replacement heifers

“Heritability” is that portion of the difference in the performance of cattle that is due to genetics. FULL STORY »

Managing for reproductive success: Fertility of the herd - IV

Fertility is influenced by many factors, and one of the best methods to look at factors that influence fertility is with the “Equation of Reproduction”. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Don't take bull fertility for granted

Late May and early June are prime bull turnout times in the beef business, so the final check needs to be done now to make sure every bull is ready to go. FULL STORY »

Consortium outlines challenges, potential for genomics

Applying genomic information or DNA testing to cattle selection is the latest in a long line of methods producers have used to improve the genetic features of livestock over centuries of production. And while the technology already has some practical applications, scientists have just scratched the surface of its overall potential. The National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium (NBCEC) has published a white paper titled “Delivering Genomics Technology to the Beef Industry,” summarizing the history, challenges and future outlook for using genomic information toward genetic progress in beef cattle. FULL STORY »

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