Cattle Genetics http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6605/more en Leg conformation is too important to hide on bull photos http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/leg-conformation-too-important-hide-bull-photos <div class="field-byline"> By Marcy Franks and Temple Grandin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Selecting breeding bulls with good leg conformation is important, but Colorado State University research shows a majority of bull photos obscure this important trait. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/leg-conformation-too-important-hide-bull-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/leg-conformation-too-important-hide-bull-photos#comments Cattle Genetics Thu, 08 Jan 2015 01:59:00 +0000 85041 at http://beefmagazine.com Simplot uses targeted crossbreeding for more efficient cattle http://beefmagazine.com/blog/simplot-uses-targeted-crossbreeding-more-efficient-cattle <div class="node-body blog-body">Simplot is 10 years into the target crossbreeding project. The goals include matching cattle to the environment, maximizing hybrid vigor, producing high-quality carcasses, and improving feed efficiency and versatility.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/cattle-economics">Cattle Economics</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/simplot-uses-targeted-crossbreeding-more-efficient-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/simplot-uses-targeted-crossbreeding-more-efficient-cattle#comments Business Cattle Genetics LFTB Cattle Economics Wed, 07 Jan 2015 01:41:00 +0000 84981 at http://beefmagazine.com Top Dollar Angus pays for genetic verification http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/top-dollar-angus-pays-genetic-verification <div class="node-body article-body">Top Dollar Angus certifies feeder cattle gain and carcass merit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/top-dollar-angus-pays-genetic-verification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/top-dollar-angus-pays-genetic-verification#comments People Health Cattle Markets Cattle Genetics Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000 82821 at http://beefmagazine.com <p><strong>&ldquo;Everyone understands that cattle in the top end of the Angus breed are delivering superior feedlot and carcass value. Cattle with these credentials are worth more.</strong>&quot; -Tom Brink</p> Beef cattle genomics come full circle http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/beef-cattle-genomics-come-full-circle <div class="node-body article-body">Top carcass-value calves are just a generation away. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/beef-cattle-genomics-come-full-circle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/beef-cattle-genomics-come-full-circle#comments Cattle Genetics Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000 82851 at http://beefmagazine.com Competition In Beef Genetic Improvement Will Only Increase http://beefmagazine.com/blog/competition-beef-genetic-improvement-will-only-increase <div class="node-body blog-body">The theme is to innovate and adapt or find yourself and your cattle breeding program quickly becoming irrelevant.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/my-view-country"> My View From The Country</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/competition-beef-genetic-improvement-will-only-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/competition-beef-genetic-improvement-will-only-increase#comments Cattle Genetics Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16:14:00 +0000 81871 at http://beefmagazine.com What’s The Best Breeding Weight For Beef Heifers? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-best-breeding-weight-beef-heifers <div class="node-body blog-body">The traditional approach for heifer development has been to shoot for 65% of mature body weight at breeding time in order to maximize pregnancy rate. Is maximum pregnancy rate really the goal, or is a more profitable herd the goal?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-best-breeding-weight-beef-heifers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-best-breeding-weight-beef-heifers#comments Breeding Systems Ranch Management Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:04:00 +0000 81611 at http://beefmagazine.com The Importance Of Beef Reproduction – What, How, Why? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/importance-beef-reproduction-what-how-why <div class="node-body blog-body">The goal of genetics is not to maximize production, but to seek what is best for your production and marketing environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/importance-beef-reproduction-what-how-why" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/importance-beef-reproduction-what-how-why#comments Ranch Management Cattle Genetics Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:32:00 +0000 81561 at http://beefmagazine.com Researchers Closing In On The Genetics of Bovine Respiratory Disease http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/researchers-closing-genetics-bovine-respiratory-disease <div class="node-body article-body">Research continues on identifying a genetic connection with Bovine Respiratory Disease susceptibility. Find out how researchers are closing in on the cattle disease origin. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/researchers-closing-genetics-bovine-respiratory-disease" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/researchers-closing-genetics-bovine-respiratory-disease#comments Health Cattle Genetics Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:49:00 +0000 78741 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Based on research, the heritability of BRD susceptibility could range between 18% and 29%.</p> Spencer Platt / Staff / Getty Images Do You Want Progress Or Change In Cattle Breeding? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/do-you-want-progress-or-change-cattle-breeding <div class="node-body blog-body">We have great tools; but, because of genetic and environmental antagonisms, I think we need to be satisfied with slow change in a balanced approach – maintaining or slowly improving genetics for cowherd productivity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/strategic-planning-ranch">Strategic Planning For The Ranch</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/do-you-want-progress-or-change-cattle-breeding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/do-you-want-progress-or-change-cattle-breeding#comments Ranch Management Business Cattle Genetics Tips For Profit Strategic Planning For The Ranch Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:04:00 +0000 78671 at http://beefmagazine.com U.S. MARC Releases Across-Breed EPD Figures http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/us-marc-releases-across-breed-epd-figures <div class="field-byline"> By Larry Kuehn and Mark Thallman </div> <div class="node-body article-body"> The figures recalibrated and released annually by the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center allow breeders to compare the EPDs (AB-EPDs) of animals across 18 different beef breeds.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/us-marc-releases-across-breed-epd-figures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/us-marc-releases-across-breed-epd-figures#comments Cattle Genetics Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:02:00 +0000 76791 at http://beefmagazine.com