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Building beef cow herd requires quality management and genetics

Rebuilding a beef cow herd to capture record-setting high prices is more than saving heifers to breed. Dave Patterson, University of Missouri Extension beef specialist, said heifers need management – and new breeding technology.

Genomics enhance beef cattle breeding

Selecting breeding animals on how they look, by phenotype, worked for centuries. Progress in improving cattle was made just on appearance.

 

Jump starting those late calving cows

Breeding season will be soon underway for the mid April and May calving cow herds. However, we all have some late calving cows that are less than 40 to 60 days postpartum. The question is how can we “jump start” some of those late calving cows to start cycling and move them up in the calving season?

The impact of hot weather on bull fertility

Recently a producer asked about the impact that the heat of the summer of 2012 may have had on the reduced calf crop that was discovered the following spring. In particular, they wanted to know if high summer temperatures could lead to reduced fertility in bulls.

 

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Leachman Cattle Company

Leachman Cattle Company

 

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION

At Leachman’s, we not only hope to provide the most profitable genetics in the industry, but we also continue to strive to make buying bulls a pleasurable experience for our customers. Be sure to call us any time you need a bull – we want to earn your business!

Leachman Cattle Company
5100 ECR 70
Wellington, CO 80549

http://leachman.com/
970-568-3983

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