Genetics

Purchasing versus raising replacement females

12/29/2011 10:32:20 AM
The recent decline in the national beef cowherd has increased interest in replacement female decisions. Some large-scale cattle operations have become more specialized in selecting for and propagating maternal traits in the females they produce for internal herd replacement. ... Full story.

Still no free lunch?

11/30/2011 10:00:54 AM
Common sense makes it clear: simplicity rules. However, ranching profitability is a model of complexity. ... Full story.

Ten steps to buying the right bull

11/12/2011 6:00:00 AM
Herd goals serve as the foundation for sire selection and provide guidance as to traits with the most relevance. ... Full story.

Beef reproduction meeting

08/29/2011 10:35:00 AM
Applied Reproduction Strategies in Beef Cattle seminar. ... Full story.

Cattle Breeds: Stacking the odds with AI

03/11/2011 4:22:35 PM
Cattlemen know genetic change is a slow process, especially when compared to other species. ... Full story.

Cattle Breeds: Red Angus Adds New Carcass EPDs For Profitability

12/29/2010 1:24:56 PM
Red Angus stakeholders now have access to updated tools that will enable them to achieve their ultimate profit goal. The newly released Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) 2011 Spring EPDs include two new genetic prediction tools for Carcass Weight (CW) and Yield Grade (YG).
... Full story.

Cattle Breeds: Crossbreeding “Revisited”

10/06/2010 9:31:22 AM
The benefits of crossbreeding systems in the beef sector have been extensively researched over the years, and the practical implications of the benefits of crossbreeding are as relevant and important today as they were 25 years ago. ... Full story.

Troubleshooting Cattle Reproductive Problems

09/01/2010 3:54:54 PM
For a cow-calf operation, good reproductive rates are critical to operational success and profitability. It is generally expected that each breeding age female in the herd produces a healthy calf each year and successfully raises each calf until a planned weaning time.
... Full story.

Red Angus and Simmental share resources for joint EPDs

06/08/2010 12:00:00 AM
Multi-breed genetic evaluation will increase reliability of growth and carcass trait EPDs. ... Full story.

An ideal genetic fit

05/15/2010 12:00:00 AM
Rancher sought genetic source for calving ease and performance. ... Full story.

NALF recommends strategic crossbreeding

05/11/2010 12:00:00 AM
For cow-calf producers, survival and operational profitability are reliant upon efficiently producing uniform calves for target markets in an economical fashion. Doing so requires a clear management plan, set goals for the cow herd, proper bull selection and a concise marketing strategy. Collectively, those things reduce risk and generate greater returns to the bottom line. ... Full story.

Cattle Breeds: Registration Transfers Facilitate Services, Open Markets

04/28/2010 11:32:04 AM
Registration transfers set the stage for maintaining strong relationships between commercial cattle producers and seedstock suppliers. Transferred registration certificates and performance records authenticate pedigree, performance and genetic information. ... 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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