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  • cow reproduction vital to ranch success
    Mar 25, 2013
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    Solving The "Open-Cow" Dilemma Requires Reproduction & Fertility Management 1

    The bottom line is that nothing about the cow is as economically important as reproduction. Burke Teichert explains how we can solve the "open cow" dilemma occurring in most cowherds....More
  • milk epd, cow-calf pair
    Mar 21, 2013
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    Drought Is Causing A New Focus On Milk EPDs 3

    Numerous industry research papers show that cows with higher genetic levels for milk not only have increased maintenance requirements while nursing, but increased maintenance requirements when they’re dry....More
  • cattle genetics here to stay
    Mar 21, 2013
    blog

    The Promise Of Genomics Has Finally Arrived 2

    New advancements will allow for widespread use of DNA and the adoption of technology. The number of genomic profiles being collected is growing at a significant rate, which will dramatically improve the accuracy of the tests. Now the experts are telling us that we will soon be moving beyond the level we’ve been on....More
  • Mar 21, 2013
    video

    Fire Your Welfare Bulls

    Not all bulls get the job done during breeding season, says Dan Drake, University of California Extension. While ranchers and researchers alike have known this for a long time, there's never been a way to determine which bulls make you money and which bulls cost you money. However, using DNA technology and lots of number crunching, research in California found some answers to help ranchers sort the workers from the welfare recipients in their bull battery....More
  • commercial bull prices
    Feb 7, 2013
    blog

    $10,000 For A Commercial Bull? 5

    One thing that is for certain is that producers understand the value differences that are associated with superior genetics. Thus, they’re looking to position their operation for what promises to be a very lucrative time for the industry, and they are investing heavily in securing that future....More
  • Nov 9, 2012
    blog

    The Argument Over Straight-Breeding 21

    Traditional crossbreeding programs, while theoretically sound, have proven problematic when implemented in real-world situations. There are several good reasons why straight breeding has been increasing, despite the advice of land-grant universities and their economic and animal breeding departments....More
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