04/15/2012 6:30:00 AMQ. What are all the aspects of a breeding soundness evaluation for a bull, when should this be done, and how often? ... Full story.
04/12/2012 4:40:00 PMBulls are the most costly animals in a cow-calf operation and provide the majority of genetic improvement for the cow herd. ... Full story.
04/11/2012 10:55:00 AMResearch has indicated it takes the net revenue from approximately 6 calves to cover the development and production costs of each replacement heifer. ... Full story.
04/09/2012 4:22:32 PMFor some Oklahoma cow calf operations, the bulls go into the breeding pasture with replacement heifers in mid-April. ... Full story.
04/06/2012 10:10:00 AMBill Bowman is a Missouri farm boy who never imagined a career dealing with numbers—like the millions of data points in the American Angus Association’s database. Today he’s chief operating officer of the American Angus Association and president of Angus Genetics Inc. ... Full story.
04/04/2012 11:15:22 AMK-State cow-calf production specialist Bob Weaber talks about interpreting the various measures of feeding efficiency when making genetic decisions in cow-calf management. ... Full story.
03/28/2012 2:30:38 PMThe genomes of cows that have difficulty reproducing often contain fragments of the male Y chromosome, according to a new study in press in the Journal of Animal Science. ... Full story.
03/27/2012 6:00:00 AMWe often hear that smaller cows can improve production efficiency, especially in areas of low rainfall and sparse forage. At the same time, we know that smaller cows tend to produce smaller steers, potentially meaning lighter pay weights for weaned calves or finished cattle. Experts from across the industry discussed the relationships and tradeoffs between cow size and feed efficiency, reproduction and profitability during a seminar last Friday prior to the Leachman Cattle of Colorado bull sale. ... Full story.
03/26/2012 3:25:00 PMEstimates of the percentage of beef cattle births that produce twins vary. One estimate (Gilmore) puts the percentage at about 0.5% or 1 in every 200 births. ... Full story.
03/16/2012 2:04:26 PMI had a meeting last month comparing the costs per pregnancy for natural service and estrous synchronization and AI. ... Full story.
03/16/2012 10:31:15 AMWith last year’s drought and herd liquidations in Texas and Oklahoma, and a decline in cow herd numbers over recent years, conditions have combined to make the replacement heifer a very valuable commodity. ... Full story.
03/16/2012 9:15:00 AMAt one time, the carcass that is on the rail had a home. At one point, a producer made the decision to mate cows to a particular bull. ... Full story.
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10/19/2012We’re buying young cow from drought stricken ranches and moving them to ours. Do we co-mingle or segregate for how long? Full story.
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