Heat stress can reduce pregnancy rates

07/16/2012 10:39:36 AM
The effects of heat stress on reproductive performance of beef cows have been discussed by many animal scientists in a variety of ways. ... Full story.

Is a heifer’s calf a good replacement?

07/12/2012 3:49:52 PM
A reader recently sent Drovers/CattleNetwork a question, asking: “If in good health, is there any down side to keeping a first-calf heifer’s calf for a replacement?” We sent the question to Kansas State University cow-calf Extension specialist Bob Weaber, and received the following answer: ... Full story.

K-State Beef Profit Alliance meeting highlights genetic advances

07/05/2012 11:10:21 AM
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.

Missouri consortium to announce high-quality cattle strategy

07/05/2012 10:08:21 AM
The financial rewards for producing high-quality cattle can’t be ignored today. Consumer demand is changing the industry. ... Full story.

BeefTalk: Does late calving mean late weaning?

06/29/2012 9:50:15 AM
Does late calving mean late weaning? The Dickinson Research Extension Center changed calving dates, so the bull turnout date this year will be Aug. 1. ... Full story.

Breeding season bull management

06/25/2012 1:53:16 PM
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.

Early calf weaning may prove beneficial this year

06/21/2012 12:53:59 PM
Dry conditions through large swaths of the Plains states are forcing management decisions on cattle and other agricultural operations. Among them may be the decision to wean calves earlier than usual. ... Full story.

DNA test expands to identify marbling and gain

06/19/2012 3:40:00 PM
New and advanced technologies are continuing to enhance the beef industry. Currently, the beef cattle selection parameter of EPDs (expected progeny differences) is now including data from genomic markers in some breeds to calculate genomic enhanced EPDs for some breed associations and the potential use and influence of the genomic enhanced EPDs is expanding. ... Full story.

BeefTalk: 4, 3 or 2 pounds of gain, so what?

06/15/2012 9:42:56 AM
Cattle always are on the cutting edge, at least commercial cattle are. That means the average cow can be called upon to fit many niches. ... Full story.

The terminology behind genomics

06/12/2012 10:10:00 AM
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

06/04/2012 3:53:49 PM
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.

Why use EPDs? 

05/30/2012 8:10:25 AM
Lee Leachman of Leachman Cattle of Colorado outlines the benefits and applications of expected progeny differences in bull selection. ... Full story.
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