Genetics

Replacement heifers: A valuable commodity

03/16/2012 10:31:15 AM
With 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.

BeefTalk: Carcass merit pays

03/16/2012 9:15:00 AM
At 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.

Bull selection can help beef producers capitalize on up markets

03/08/2012 3:03:23 PM
Beef producers who want to purchase bulls or semen for their spring breeding herds should be doing their homework now, says a Purdue Extension beef specialist. ... Full story.

Breeding soundness exams should be in your bull management plan

03/07/2012 10:21:02 AM
With cattle markets looking to stay high, calf producers should make certain their whole management system is operating efficiently. ... Full story.

Cow-calf corner: Breeding replacement heifers 

03/06/2012 3:20:21 PM
Glenn Selk discusses considerations when breeding yearling replacement heifers with synchronized artificial inseminations programs using the feed additive Melengestrol Acetate. ... Full story.

Are your bulls ready for the breeding season?

03/06/2012 11:50:00 AM
Breeding season is a few months away. However, it is time to start thinking about Breeding Soundness Exams (BSE) for your bulls. ... Full story.

Improving efficiency starts with understanding the measures

03/04/2012 10:05:00 AM
For commercial beef producers, the implementation of technologies and breeding systems that increase the quality and volume of production and/or reduce input costs is essential to profitability. ... Full story.

Rebreeding the first-calf heifer

03/02/2012 2:55:12 PM
As producers work to rebuild cow herds, their success in rebreeding first-calf heifers in a timely manner has long-term economic consequences while presenting considerable management challenges. ... Full story.

BeefTalk: The world of genetic marketing

03/02/2012 9:00:00 AM
Which calf was the most profitable? Was it a calf with a carcass value of $211.48, carcass weight of 680 pounds and a total value of $1,438.06 or a calf with a carcass value of $185.48, carcass weight of 1,017 pounds and a total value of $1,886.33? ... Full story.

Beef breeding programs help producers capitalize on strong prices

03/02/2012 8:30:00 AM
Artificial insemination breeding programs can help cattle producers capitalize on prices that are at an unprecedented high, a Purdue Extension beef specialist says. ... Full story.

Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale results

02/28/2012 1:05:08 PM
The Illinois Performance Tested (IPT) Bull Sale was the lead-off event of the 2012 Illinois Beef Expo held on Feb. 23 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill. ... Full story.

Test bulls ahead of breeding time

02/27/2012 2:25:00 PM
K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek advises cow-calf producers on conducting a breeding soundness examination on bulls before spring turn-out. ... Full story.
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Ask the expert: Mixing cows from drought-stricken ranches

10/19/2012
We’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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