Selection Tools http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/29410/more en What’s the value of genomics in heifer selection? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-value-genomics-heifer-selection <div class="node-body blog-body">Research shows a breakeven value of $24 per heifer.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-value-genomics-heifer-selection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-value-genomics-heifer-selection#comments Selection Tools Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:19:00 +0000 102101 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Genomic testing can improve heifer quality</p> Can genomics data be your ticket to better returns on value-added feeder cattle? http://beefmagazine.com/selection-tools/can-genomics-data-be-your-ticket-better-returns-value-added-feeder-cattle <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>All it takes is a glance at the feeder cattle market report to see the advantage of producing and marketing value-added calves.</p></div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/selection-tools/can-genomics-data-be-your-ticket-better-returns-value-added-feeder-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Selection Tools Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:40:10 +0000 99691 at http://beefmagazine.com New genomic test identifies polled genotypes http://beefmagazine.com/selection-tools/new-genomic-test-identifies-polled-genotypes <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>There are two ways to get polled cattle&mdash;dehorning and breeding.</p></div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/selection-tools/new-genomic-test-identifies-polled-genotypes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Selection Tools Tue, 08 Mar 2016 23:57:15 +0000 98911 at http://beefmagazine.com When selecting bulls, begin with the end in mind http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-selecting-bulls-begin-end-mind <div class="node-body blog-body">Bull sale season is upon us. But pouring over sale catalogs in search of your next bull lineup is actually the second step in the process of planning your future calf crops. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-selecting-bulls-begin-end-mind" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/when-selecting-bulls-begin-end-mind#comments Selection Tools Cattle Genetics Tips For Profit BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 23 Feb 2016 17:01:00 +0000 98461 at http://beefmagazine.com Limousin breed releases GE-EPDs http://beefmagazine.com/selection-tools/limousin-breed-releases-ge-epds <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Genomics are now a part of the genetic information that many commercial and seedstock cattle producers use to make breeding decisions.</p></div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/selection-tools/limousin-breed-releases-ge-epds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Selection Tools Fri, 04 Dec 2015 20:05:09 +0000 95931 at http://beefmagazine.com Red Angus association ramps up feedlot, carcass data collection http://beefmagazine.com/selection-tools/red-angus-association-ramps-feedlot-carcass-data-collection <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p>Red Angus breeders and the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) have long been at the forefront of genetic improvement through the strong and long use of performance data.</p></div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/selection-tools/red-angus-association-ramps-feedlot-carcass-data-collection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Selection Tools Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:09:03 +0000 91671 at http://beefmagazine.com Can we measure cow efficiency? Not as a single trait http://beefmagazine.com/blog/can-we-measure-cow-efficiency-not-single-trait <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the holy grails in the brave new world of genetic evaluation is cow efficiency. But efficiency is not a single trait, it’s an index of components. The rub comes in accurately measuring those individual components. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/can-we-measure-cow-efficiency-not-single-trait" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/can-we-measure-cow-efficiency-not-single-trait#comments Selection Tools Cattle Genetics Tips For Profit BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:17:00 +0000 90861 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Angus cows in the shade</p> Is sexed semen the next reproductive standard? http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/sexed-semen-next-reproductive-standard <div class="node-body article-body">Reproductive technology in beef cattle is advancing by leaps and bounds. Is your management prepared to take advantage of it?</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/sexed-semen-next-reproductive-standard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/sexed-semen-next-reproductive-standard#comments Selection Tools Cattle Genetics Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:59:00 +0000 86781 at http://beefmagazine.com Will Crossing Two Clones From Prime, YG1 Carcasses Produce Similar Offspring? http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/will-crossing-two-clones-prime-yg1-carcasses-produce-similar-offspring <div class="field-byline"> By Burt Rutherford, BEEF Senior Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A unique cloning project at West Texas A&M University aims to move the needle on the commercial production of Prime, Yield Grade 1 beef carcasses.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/will-crossing-two-clones-prime-yg1-carcasses-produce-similar-offspring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/will-crossing-two-clones-prime-yg1-carcasses-produce-similar-offspring#comments Selection Tools Beef Quality Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:39:00 +0000 73011 at http://beefmagazine.com <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-fareast; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Kelly Jones, a Ph.D. candidate at West Texas A&amp;M University in Canyon, holds Alpha the bull when he was a calf. Jones was the principle caretaker for Alpha and the three Gamma heifers, animals that resulted from a revolutionary cloning experiment that used muscle tissue from Prime, YG1 carcasses to produce live animals. </span></p> There Is No Magical Cow Size That Guarantees Profitability http://beefmagazine.com/blog/there-no-magical-cow-size-guarantees-profitability <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I&nbsp;had several people this week dispute my statement from last week that biological efficiency doesn&rsquo;t vary among the accepted range in mature size in the industry (&ldquo;The Bearish Math On The Beef Industry Doesn&rsquo;t Add Up&rdquo;). The bottom line is that maintenance costs rise as mature size increases, but it&rsquo;s not a 1:1 relationship. In fact, the general rule of thumb is that maintenance costs are calculated by taking mature size to the .7 power.</p></div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/there-no-magical-cow-size-guarantees-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/there-no-magical-cow-size-guarantees-profitability#comments Selection Tools Beef Quality Cattle Marketing Beef Industry Products My View From The Country Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:34:00 +0000 72311 at http://beefmagazine.com