Genetics

Plan heat synchronization methods ahead for replacement heifers

02/27/2012 2:10:12 PM
Producers that plan to use artificial insemination as part or all of this upcoming spring breeding season should start their preparations immediately. ... Full story.

Keys to a successful estrus synchronization and AI program

02/23/2012 1:31:49 PM
When it comes to reproductive management the things you do well do not compensate for the mistakes you make. ... Full story.

Be selective when choosing herd bulls for cattle operation

02/23/2012 12:49:23 PM
Beef producers don’t want to miss out on profit potential when it comes to selection and performance of breeding bulls, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist. ... Full story.

Money ahead before a calf hits the ground?

02/22/2012 3:20:00 PM
Seldom do cow-calf producers complain about the current record-high calf prices. We are, indeed, in unprecedented times in the beef industry. ... Full story.

The third stage of calving: Shedding of fetal membranes

02/20/2012 12:38:54 PM
The process of “calving” or parturition in beef cattle is defined by three stages. Stage I occurs about 4 to 24 hours prior to calving. ... Full story.

The impact of production technologies in the cattle industry

02/17/2012 10:09:00 AM
Beef cattle producers use technologies to improve animal performance and well-being and to increase the profitability of their enterprises. The use of technologies in the beef industry is a major contributor to the safe, wholesome, and affordable beef supply in the United States. ... Full story.

Using sire EPDs in cow-calf production

02/17/2012 9:19:19 AM
A large segment of the beef cattle industry is adopting expected progeny differences (EPDs) as a valuable selection tool in improving calf productivity. ... Full story.

Bull buying season strategies

02/15/2012 4:10:00 PM
You don't have to look too hard to figure out that we have entered into bull buying season for cow-calf producers. ... Full story.

Fast-track genomics

02/15/2012 6:00:00 AM
During the Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, genomics companies Igenity and Pfizer Animal Genetics provided updates on the growing list of DNA tests and services they offer to beef producers. The two companies compete aggressively in bovine genomic evaluation, which is good news for producers, as they each continue to add new services and enhance the accuracy of existing tests. ... Full story.

Last chance to check body condition?

02/14/2012 3:42:14 PM
By now many cow-calf herds are in the home stretch in the race towards the start of calving season. ... Full story.

Feeding for the winter of 2011 – 2012: Genetic selection

02/13/2012 3:03:19 PM
Bull sale season has started and will continue to get busier in the coming weeks. ... Full story.

Cow calf management: February timely tips

02/13/2012 10:22:55 AM
Check these management tips to help your cattle herd through the colder February weather. ... Full story.
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10/19/2012
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