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Spring Tips for Beef Cattle Farmers
Cattle deworming, crabgrass planting, rotational grazing and reproduction programmes should all be under way now, according to the University of Arkansas, Department of Animal Science....
Getting Artificial Insemination Right: Taking Your Time
The northern cattle industry has an opportunity to lift the rate of genetic gain by using artificial insemination (AI), according to research being carried out on Brahman livestock....
Udder Quality is Moderately Heritable in Hereford Cattle
Hereford breeders looking at developing heifers with durable udders can look at heritability, according to a Kansas State University study. ...
Is Your Bull Fit For Purpose?
Some shocking figures have revealed the cost a dud bull can bring to a beef herd and indicated that bigger is not necessarily better....
Forage Testing and Selenium For Cow Fertility, Workshop Advises
A Scottish beef operation has hosted a workshop looking at maximising fertility and production highlighting the importance of minerals and trace elements and forage testing....
Nordic Breeds To Receive 'Genetic Boost'
Genetic models could offer greater selectivity and accuracy in improving the genetic pool of Nordic Jersey and Nordic Red cattle, according to the Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture (DCA). ...
Mapping out Genetic Resistance to Bovine TB
A genetic solution to bovine tuberculosis (TB) could act as a lifeline to UK cattle farmers suffering from the disease, reports Lisa Guenther of Genome Alberta. ...
What's in the Bull Soup?
North Dakota beef specialist Kris Ringwall describes how a bull can impact a beef herd and the figures to observe when selecting for production. ...
How Much You Can Pay For Bull
When looking at Bulls, remember that they could represent $150,000 in calf sales annually, advises a South Dakota beef specialist. ...
Evidence of Oestrus Before CIDR Insertion Does Not Influence Pregnancy Rate to Fixed-Timed Artificial Insemination in Beef Heifers
Attaching heat oestrus detection patches at the time of fixed-timed artificial insemination had little effect on conception, according to a team of beef production specialists. ...
Genetic Testing Discovers Reason Behind Fleckvieh Bull Infertility
German scientist have discovered a genetic mutation that, when present in both male and female sires, can leave bulls with fertility rates under two per cent. ...
Is It Time to Double Check Your Heifer Development Programme?
Understanding heifer age at puberty and counting how many heifers are cyclic when the breeding season commences is important, a Nebraska study has shown. ...
Be Prepared for Calving Season
Attention should be turning to in-calf heifers to ensure cows enter calving with body score conditions of five to six. ...
Breeding Programs from a Cattle Feeder’s Perspective
Pure breeding and cross breeding can both bring success and failure, writes J. Tom Brink, President at the 1.6 million cattle J and F Oklahoma holdings ltd. ...
Could This Be The Year For Genetic Based Solution to Bovine Respiratory Disease?
Genetics could be part of a solution to Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD), according to an article from Genome Alberta....
 
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