Cattle Genetics http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6605/more en Will Crossing Two Clones From Prime, YG1 Carcasses Produce Similar Offspring? http://beefmagazine.com/selection-tools/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"><p>A 10:30 p.m. phone call from a faculty member isn&rsquo;t something Dean Hawkins, head of the Division of Agriculture at West Texas A&amp;M University (WTAMU) in Canyon, usually looks forward to.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/selection-tools/will-crossing-two-clones-prime-yg1-carcasses-produce-similar-offspring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/selection-tools/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> <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/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 U.S. Beef Herd Is Mostly Black But Changing Slightly http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/us-beef-herd-mostly-black-changing-slightly <div class="node-body article-body">An exclusive BEEF survey indicates that while the trend for the cowherd to be straightbred and black continues, the genetic makeup of the nation’s cowherd is changing ever so slightly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/us-beef-herd-mostly-black-changing-slightly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/us-beef-herd-mostly-black-changing-slightly#comments Cattle Genetics Tips For Profit Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 70411 at http://beefmagazine.com Do Beef Cattle Have A Biological Limit To Productivity? http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/do-beef-cattle-have-biological-limit-productivity <div class="node-body article-body">Per-animal production may be approaching the limits of beef cattle’s ability, while straining the outer limits of the industry’s economic model. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/do-beef-cattle-have-biological-limit-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/do-beef-cattle-have-biological-limit-productivity#comments Cattle Industry Structure Feedlots Business Cattle Genetics Tips For Profit Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:27:00 +0000 70341 at http://beefmagazine.com Despite All The New Selection Tools, Calf Birthweight Still Rules? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/despite-all-new-selection-tools-calf-birthweight-still-rules <div class="node-body blog-body">A recent survey by BEEF shows a bull’s actual birth weight is the most important trait for bull buyers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/beef-editors-blog">BEEF Editors&#039; Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/despite-all-new-selection-tools-calf-birthweight-still-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/despite-all-new-selection-tools-calf-birthweight-still-rules#comments Selection Tools Ranch Management Business Cattle Genetics Bull Health Tips For Profit BEEF Editors&#039; Blog Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:02:00 +0000 69921 at http://beefmagazine.com Open Cows? Lepto Might Be The Culprit http://beefmagazine.com/health/open-cows-lepto-might-be-culprit <div class="field-byline"> By Heather Smith Thomas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If cows aren’t getting pregnant, and nutrition or bull problems have been ruled out, Leptospirosis hardjo might be a suspect.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/health/open-cows-lepto-might-be-culprit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/health/open-cows-lepto-might-be-culprit#comments Ranch & Feedlot Biosecurity Health Cattle Genetics Calving Season Tips For Profit Wed, 01 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 69641 at http://beefmagazine.com How Beef Veterinarians Can Utilize Genomics To Help Producers http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/how-beef-veterinarians-can-utilize-genomics-help-producers <div class="field-byline"> By Jennifer Ryan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The most fundamental part of a clients’ herd is its DNA. Now is the time to get involved with genomic information to help producers manage defects and improve herd performance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/how-beef-veterinarians-can-utilize-genomics-help-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/how-beef-veterinarians-can-utilize-genomics-help-producers#comments BEEF Vet Seedstock Health Cattle Genetics Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:38:00 +0000 66782 at http://beefmagazine.com Simple Steps To Up Your Cow Herd’s Profitability http://beefmagazine.com/blog/simple-steps-your-cow-herd-s-profitability <div class="node-body blog-body">Here are some other routine procedures that take very little extra time, and can help you develop a healthier, more productive and profitable cow herd.</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/simple-steps-your-cow-herd-s-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/simple-steps-your-cow-herd-s-profitability#comments Breeding Systems Weaning Vaccination Calving Season Sustainability Tips For Profit Winter Weather Vet&#039;s Opinion Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:14:00 +0000 66962 at http://beefmagazine.com We All Talk About Data, But Preferences Matter, Too http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-all-talk-about-data-preferences-matter-too <div class="node-body blog-body">Our greatest challenge and pleasure comes in trying to align the science and profitability with the perceptions we hold dear and don’t want to sacrifice. I’m sure we all do some things not because the data confirm it, but because it’s just the way we like to do it.</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/we-all-talk-about-data-preferences-matter-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/we-all-talk-about-data-preferences-matter-too#comments Business Sectors Cattle Genetics Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:42:00 +0000 66622 at http://beefmagazine.com Genomics Coming Of Age For Commercial Beef Herds http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/genomics-coming-age-commercial-beef-herds <div class="field-byline"> By Steve Suther </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Where is DNA technology in relation to the cattle business? Tonya Amen, with Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), says uptake of genomic testing has nearly doubled in the last year, but it’s still used on less than 10 percent of the animals in the breed’s registry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/genomics-coming-age-commercial-beef-herds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/genomics-coming-age-commercial-beef-herds#comments BEEF Vet Cattle Genetics Tips For Profit Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:09:00 +0000 66382 at http://beefmagazine.com