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  • Mar 14, 2012
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    Practical DNA Application

    How can cattlemen use DNA testing in their herds? One application is to develop within-herd EPDs in multi-sire pastures. John Genho with Livestock Genetic Services in Woodville, VA, explains....More
  • Mar 1, 2012
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    How Much Is A Good Bull Worth? 5

    I received several emails last week questioning my comments about the increased value of genetics and whether one can justify the record prices we’re seeing for bulls. So, I spent some time looking at the numbers between bulls with very solid EPD profiles and comparing them to breed average bulls....More
  • Feb 29, 2012
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    Heifer Breeding Soundness Exam

    Cattlemen are usually familiar with the need to conduct a breeding soundness exam on their bulls. But Buddy Faries, Jr., veterinarian with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, says it's just as important to conduct a BSE on your heifer prospects, and use the results of that exam in your selection decisions....More
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    Feb 29, 2012
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    Buying A New Herd Bull? Do These 4 Steps First

    Are you thinking about buying a new herd bull? Investing in the genetic future of your cowherd is a critical step in your cowherd’s health and profitability. Here are 4 steps you must consider before writing that check....More
  • Feb 24, 2012
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    Looking For Reproductive Efficiency Answers

    During the recent national Cattle Industry Convention, I sat in on a meeting where the crux of the discussion was how best to improve reproductive efficiency in the nation’s cowherd....More
  • Feb 7, 2012
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    Reproductive Management Stressed At Cattlemen's College In Nashville

    BEEF Senior Editor Burt Rutherford gives a review of the sessions he attended at the Cattlemen's College held at the Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, TN....More
  • Jan 26, 2012
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    Crossbreeding Is Becoming Cool Again

    While manicuring the individual trees of cattle performance traits, the cow-calf industry apparently missed the proverbial forest. At least it has if you consider that three primary measures of cow productivity – weaning weight, pregnancy rate and pounds weaned per cow exposed – are static to declining. That’s according to data presented by David Lalman, Oklahoma State University Extension beef specialist, and Stan Bevers, Texas AgriLife Extension agricultural economist (see “U.S.Beef Cow Productivity Is Stagnant")....More

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