EPDs, Indexes & Selection Tools

Expanding the genetic toolbox

In just a few short years, the field of DNA testing in cattle has evolved from covering just a few markers for a few traits to over 50,000 markers for a suite of traits. FULL STORY »

Profit Tips: Reproduction - Prepare young bulls for breeding

If, like many producers, you have purchased yearling bulls to bring into your herd this spring, the way you manage them over the coming weeks can determine their breeding success. FULL STORY »

Quality beef starts with you

Consumer demand for high-quality beef has been on the rise, and so have cattle prices. A more secure future for ranching points toward quality, but what does it take to get there? FULL STORY »

Angus expands its genomic-enhanced growth EPDs

The American Angus Association and Angus Genetics Inc. continue to expand their offering of genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (EPDs), the cattle industry’s latest and most accurate genetic selection tools. FULL STORY »

Calving ease: A trait we can all agree on

For the beef cow-calf producer, it may be the most exciting time of the year as we see the results of months of planning and anticipation of the new calf crop that is on the ground or soon to arrive. FULL STORY »

Keys to success with fixed-time AI in beef cows

During the past several years, extensive research has been done at the University of Missouri on fixed-time artificial insemination of beef cows. FULL STORY »

AGI, Pfizer Animal Genetics Announce Parentage Testing Agreement

“Our agreement with Pfizer Animal Genetics moves us closer to conducting all Angus parentage testing using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genetic markers versus previously used technologies,” says Bill Bowman, AGI president and American Angus Association chief operating officer. FULL STORY »

The Angus Report -- Examining the effects of the Japanese diaster Play video

Join us from the American Angus Association as we discuss the devastation in Japan and its effect on U.S. beef. We also look at how to use AAA Login to get the latest EPDs to potential buyers and how to get the most out of your genetic investments. FULL STORY »

Pondering retained ownership

Prior to the Leachman Cattle of Colorado bull sale March 26, the company held a Friday-night “Profit Discovery” educational seminar in Fort Collins, Colo. FULL STORY »

Cattle price stories

Everyone has a story about the high prices seen in the cull cow and bull market lately. It’s getting fairly common to hear about $1000 cows. FULL STORY »

Beef genetics improvement program – Updated EPD’s

It’s that time of year again when the new genetic evaluations come out and we look for potential changes to the EPD guidelines. FULL STORY »

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