MU Thompson Farm field day will report added value of calf genetics

The Thompson Farm Field Day, Sept. 20, will feature talks on “Capturing Value from Genetic Improvements.” The program at the University of Missouri research farm west of Spickard, Mo., starts with registration at 8:30 a.m. FULL STORY »

Technology improving feedlot efficiency receives funding in Canada

Canadian Cattlemen reports a Saskatoon, Canada company has received $750,000 in funding to market a genetic tool which tells feedlots how long to feed cattle to achieve optimum weight. FULL STORY »

Cattle Breeding: Embryo transfer

Most female breeding cattle produce one calf per year. The use of embryo transfer (ET) allows a producer to quickly multiply the genetics of the top females in the herd in addition to gaining genetic improvement from purchasing the best semen that is available that comes with using artificial insemination (AI). FULL STORY »

Fast-forward EPDs, accuracy values

Adding DNA information to the American Angus Association® National Cattle Evaluation helps improve the dependability of expected progeny differences (EPD), which is reflected in increased accuracy values. But the question is, how much? And what’s this improvement worth? FULL STORY »

Angus VNR: Information drives beef improvement Play video

Duane Jenkins of Little Robe Angus Ranch near Higgins, Texas, shares his perspective on changes in the cattle information available over the decades. FULL STORY »

Would you like to add an extra $30 per head return to your calf crop?

Would you spend a $1 to produce an average of 20 extra pounds and an extra $30 per calf at marketing? FULL STORY »

IGENITY now accepting hair samples for BVD-PI testing

IGENITY®, a division of Merial®, announces hair samples are now being accepted for the optional diagnostic test for persistent infections (PI) of the bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) virus. Producers choosing to test for BVD-PI in conjunction with the comprehensive IGENITY profile now have the option to submit tissue or hair samples. FULL STORY »

Nebraska Beef Conference Focusing On DNA Technology

Next month's beef cattle technology conference in Clay Center will address DNA technology's uses now and in the future.

DNA technology and retained ownership

Gain inside information about 15 economically important traits to make more confident feeder-calf decisions. FULL STORY »

DNA technology shows promise for stocker cattle management

Typically associated with seedstock cattle evaluation, genetic profiling for specific production traits may have future applications within the stocker segment, according to Justin Rhinehart, beef cattle specialist for Mississippi State University. FULL STORY »

K-State Cattlemen's Day features DNA technology

The 95th annual Kansas State University Cattlemen’s Day and The Legacy Sale highlighted the application of DNA technology in the beef industry. FULL STORY »

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