Breeding Systems http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6606/more en Will you retain heifers from your 2016 calf crop to rebuild herd size? http://beefmagazine.com/poll/06022016 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>All indications point to strong herd rebuilding last year, with plenty of heifers retained from the 2015 calf crop.</p></div><form action="/poll/06022016" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-10111-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-10111"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-10111" name="choice" value="10111" class="form-radio" /> Yes</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-10121-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-10121"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-10121" name="choice" value="10121" class="form-radio" /> No</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-10131-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-10131"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-10131" name="choice" value="10131" class="form-radio" /> Haven’t decided yet</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="102001" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-o5y7Xwy-wRxGBzWW8onJ7Xa2PbuZxCb0bs7qGGG8O9E" value="form-o5y7Xwy-wRxGBzWW8onJ7Xa2PbuZxCb0bs7qGGG8O9E" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/poll/06022016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/poll/06022016#comments Breeding Systems Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:40:26 +0000 102001 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> <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 4 Reasons Synching Your Cows Pays Off http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-reasons-synching-your-cows-pays <div class="node-body blog-body">We’re just finishing up the breeding season on our operation, utilizing artificial insemination (AI) and estrus synchronization (ES) to get heifers and cows bred. We’ll then turn out our bulls for summer clean-up. Over the years, we’ve tried a lot of different protocols, with varying degrees of success. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-reasons-synching-your-cows-pays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/4-reasons-synching-your-cows-pays#comments Breeding Systems Tips For Profit BEEF Daily Thu, 29 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 75431 at http://beefmagazine.com I’m Likely In The Minority, But I Love Heat Detecting http://beefmagazine.com/blog/i-m-likely-minority-i-love-heat-detecting <div class="node-body blog-body">I love heat detecting and artificial insemination (AI) season. Heat detecting forces one to slow down and observe. If one is going to do a good job of heat detecting, it necessitates expending time.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/i-m-likely-minority-i-love-heat-detecting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/i-m-likely-minority-i-love-heat-detecting#comments Breeding Systems Calving Season My View From The Country Thu, 01 May 2014 20:53:00 +0000 74581 at http://beefmagazine.com Don’t Save Pennies To Waste Dollars By Skipping A BSE http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/don-t-save-pennies-waste-dollars-skipping-bse <div class="field-byline"> Andrew P. Griffith, University of Tennessee Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This time of year, many producers have calves already on the ground or some hitting the ground and are preparing for breeding season. With breeding season here, it’s time to have the veterinarian perform a Breeding Soundness Evaluation (BSE) on the herd sires.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/don-t-save-pennies-waste-dollars-skipping-bse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/cattle-genetics/don-t-save-pennies-waste-dollars-skipping-bse#comments Breeding Systems Cattle Industry Structure Cattle Genetics BSE Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:17:00 +0000 74181 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> <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 Industry Innovation Is One Thing, But Adoption Is Another http://beefmagazine.com/blog/industry-innovation-one-thing-adoption-another <div class="node-body blog-body">Innovation and technology have enabled the smallest cowherd since 1963 to churn out about as much beef as it did when cow numbers were at their peak. But some tried and true technologies aren’t being utilized to the extent they should be.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/industry-innovation-one-thing-adoption-another" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/industry-innovation-one-thing-adoption-another#comments Breeding Systems Ranch Management Cattle Economics Tue, 03 Sep 2013 12:19:00 +0000 62282 at http://beefmagazine.com Straightbreeding Vs. Crossbreeding – Both Can Equal Success http://beefmagazine.com/blog/straightbreeding-vs-crossbreeding-both-can-equal-success <div class="node-body blog-body">If you want to improve stayability, longevity and lifetime production of the cow, it can be done – with straightbred animals or with crossbred animals. But it’s simply easier and more cost effective to do it with a crossbred female.</div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/straightbreeding-vs-crossbreeding-both-can-equal-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/straightbreeding-vs-crossbreeding-both-can-equal-success#comments Breeding Systems Ranch Management Tips For Profit My View From The Country Fri, 26 Jul 2013 03:42:00 +0000 59962 at http://beefmagazine.com Reproductive Tract Scoring Can Improve Yearling Heifer Performance http://beefmagazine.com/breeding-systems/reproductive-tract-scoring-can-improve-yearling-heifer-performance <div class="field-byline"> By Loretta Sorensen </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In less than a minute, you can increase yearling heifer performance by as much as 20% with a reproductive tract score. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/breeding-systems/reproductive-tract-scoring-can-improve-yearling-heifer-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/breeding-systems/reproductive-tract-scoring-can-improve-yearling-heifer-performance#comments Breeding Systems Cow-Calf Selection Tools Tips For Profit Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 57722 at http://beefmagazine.com MARC Releases 2013 Across-Breed EPD Tables http://beefmagazine.com/breeding-systems/marc-releases-2013-across-breed-epd-tables <div class="field-byline"> By Larry Kuehn, Mark Thallman, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) releases the latest across-breed adjustment factors using EPDs from the most recent national cattle evaluations conducted by each of the 18 breed associations. </div> <p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/breeding-systems/marc-releases-2013-across-breed-epd-tables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/breeding-systems/marc-releases-2013-across-breed-epd-tables#comments Breeding Systems Cattle Genetics Bull Health Tips For Profit Thu, 13 Jun 2013 18:55:00 +0000 57062 at http://beefmagazine.com