Seedstock http://beefmagazine.com/taxonomy/term/6631/more en Effective Heifer Development Means Thinking Early & Long Term http://beefmagazine.com/seedstock/effective-heifer-development-means-thinking-early-long-term <div class="node-body article-body">How beef heifers are developed and how quickly they breed go a long way in determining their lifelong productivity in the cowherd. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/seedstock/effective-heifer-development-means-thinking-early-long-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/seedstock/effective-heifer-development-means-thinking-early-long-term#comments Seedstock Cow-Calf Ranch Management Business Tips For Profit Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:36:00 +0000 79301 at http://beefmagazine.com EPDs Benefit Terminal Production Systems http://beefmagazine.com/seedstock/epds-benefit-terminal-production-systems <div class="field-byline"> By Robert Wells for the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Expected Progeny Differences are under-utilized as a selection tool when producers purchase herd bulls. For some, the numbers are too confusing. Others base their decisions only on the bull’s physical appearance. EPD traits can be used to select for multiple traits and can improve both a terminal program and a replacement heifer pen. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/seedstock/epds-benefit-terminal-production-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/seedstock/epds-benefit-terminal-production-systems#comments Seedstock Tips For Profit Mon, 01 Sep 2014 22:55:00 +0000 79181 at http://beefmagazine.com BIF 2014 Meeting Showcases The Power Of Genetics http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bif-2014-meeting-showcases-power-genetics <div class="node-body blog-body">The philosophy is that as the industry improves genetically, everyone gets swept along eventually, and other management factors are easier to measure and provide more immediate results. </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/bif-2014-meeting-showcases-power-genetics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bif-2014-meeting-showcases-power-genetics#comments Seedstock Ranch Management Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:51:00 +0000 76681 at http://beefmagazine.com <p>Everyone is committed to moving the genetic improvement of beef cattle forward.</p> Competing Visions Challenge American Angus Association http://beefmagazine.com/blog/competing-visions-challenge-american-angus-association <div class="node-body blog-body">Recent moves at the American Angus Association open the door for trends that have been occurring to accelerate.</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/competing-visions-challenge-american-angus-association" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/competing-visions-challenge-american-angus-association#comments Seedstock Industry At A Glance My View From The Country Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:05:00 +0000 73951 at http://beefmagazine.com Leachman’s Industry Game Plan: Work Together To Move Forward http://beefmagazine.com/beef-demand/leachman-s-industry-game-plan-work-together-move-forward <div class="node-body article-body">Who’s your competition? Is it the rancher down the road who sells his calves at the same time you do? One seedstock breeder suggests, since our ultimate goal is to sell beef, our competition is everything else a consumer can eat instead of beef, principally pork and poultry. Thus, being competitive means working together. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/beef-demand/leachman-s-industry-game-plan-work-together-move-forward" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/beef-demand/leachman-s-industry-game-plan-work-together-move-forward#comments Seedstock Beef Demand Tips For Profit Wed, 26 Mar 2014 00:17:00 +0000 72831 at http://beefmagazine.com Genomic Testing Grows For Beef, Dairy, Dogs And Trees http://beefmagazine.com/seedstock/genomic-testing-grows-beef-dairy-dogs-and-trees <div class="field-byline"> Alan Newport for Beef Producer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dairy cattle still biggest test users, but dog testing and beef testing next biggest markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/seedstock/genomic-testing-grows-beef-dairy-dogs-and-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/seedstock/genomic-testing-grows-beef-dairy-dogs-and-trees#comments Seedstock Tips For Profit Mon, 10 Feb 2014 00:03:00 +0000 71021 at http://beefmagazine.com A Bull Purchase Is More Than Just Buying Genetics http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bull-purchase-more-just-buying-genetics <div class="node-body blog-body">There seems to be a growing price gap between bulls based on the value of seedstock suppliers themselves. How much are you willing to pay for a good bull?</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/bull-purchase-more-just-buying-genetics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bull-purchase-more-just-buying-genetics#comments Seedstock Cattle Marketing Cattle Markets Bull Health Cattle Economics Sun, 26 Jan 2014 15:51:00 +0000 70291 at http://beefmagazine.com It’s Bigger, But Angus Shares Much With Its Smaller Counterparts http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-bigger-angus-shares-much-its-smaller-counterparts <div class="node-body blog-body">Whether it’s a breed association, a state or national cattle organization, or even an anti-livestock group, if you want to understand their importance and political clout, look at their revenue figure. The American Angus Association stands firmly at the top of the heap.</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/it-s-bigger-angus-shares-much-its-smaller-counterparts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/it-s-bigger-angus-shares-much-its-smaller-counterparts#comments Seedstock Business Tips For Profit My View From The Country Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:01:00 +0000 68341 at http://beefmagazine.com How Beef Veterinarians Can Utilize Genomics To Help Producers http://beefmagazine.com/seedstock/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/seedstock/how-beef-veterinarians-can-utilize-genomics-help-producers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/seedstock/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 Opinion: Genomic Testing Is A Must When Purchasing A Bull http://beefmagazine.com/seedstock/opinion-genomic-testing-must-when-purchasing-bull <div class="field-byline"> Jared Decker </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“You would be crazy not to test!” says University of Missouri Extension geneticist Jared Decker, who opines on his blog <a href="http://www.steakgenomics.blogspot.com" title="www.steakgenomics.blogspot.com">www.steakgenomics.blogspot.com</a> that genomic selection and genomic-enhanced EPDs provide the same amount of information as 10-20 progeny.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/seedstock/opinion-genomic-testing-must-when-purchasing-bull" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/seedstock/opinion-genomic-testing-must-when-purchasing-bull#comments Seedstock Tips For Profit Tue, 03 Sep 2013 19:19:00 +0000 62622 at http://beefmagazine.com