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Genome Analysis Helps Breeding More Robust Cows
Advances in genetic analysis are allowing cows to bred for fewer parasitic problems and longevity, explain researchers at Wageningen University. ...
How Quickly Will Herd Rebuilding Be in US?
Government data clearly shows that herd rebuilding will be a long and slow process, says an Oklahoma State University extension expert....
EBBE - How Nutrition Affects Bovine Ovulation
The topic of nutrition and how it relates to egg/ovarian health is very broad and involves many aspects. ...
Don't Rock the Boat While Breeding Heifers
Reproduction is sensitive to immediate changes in nutrition up until day 25, according to experts at a recent beef cow symposium. ...
Improving Fertility of the Cow Herd
Although we hear a lot more about growth rate and beef quality and consistency these days, reproductive efficiency is easily the most important factor determining profitability of cow-calf operations. ...
Heifer Calving Rate is Lowly Heritable in Hereford Cattle
Calving rate is not hugely heritable in Hereford cattle but genetic improvements are still possible, conclude Kansas experts. ...
Are You a 'Committed' Producer?
Adopting the latest thinking and technologies can depend on the scale of the holding, this affects whether producers 'commit' to a new method. ...
What Will Drive the Next Beef Herd Expansion?
The practicalities of US herd expansion, and some of the main constraints, are explored by Dr. Kenny Burdine and Dr. Greg Halich, University of Kentucky....
Have Cattle Prices and Lost Grazing Acres Altered Cow Culling Priorities?
Management decisions relating to culling stock cows have increased dramatically in complexity under current market conditions, writes cow/calf specialist Jim Krantz. ...
Management Tips Ensure Herd Health, Productivity
Moving into spring with cattle prices at an all-time high, here are a few basic management tips to ensure herd health and productivity of the herd, writes David Cantrell, agriculture Extension educator....
Don't Rush Them To Pasture: Evaluate Risk For Delayed Rebreeding
Turning cow/calf pairs on to spring pasture generally brings a boost to their nutrient intake which is beneficial going into the breeding season, writes livestock expert Sandy Johnson. ...
Using Genetics For Feed Efficient Beef Herds
With heritability at 40 per cent, residual feed intake is being studied by University of Alberta scientists to be factored into selection programmes....
Check Bull Fertility Before the Breeding Season
It won’t be long until breeding season for herds that calve in the spring, and it is never too late to start planning, advises University of Arkansas Professor and veterinarian, Jeremy Powell. ...
Beef Marbling: Maternal Cows Work
It may be easier to explain away why you don’t have marbling in the herd than it is to get it, writes Miranda Reiman for Certified Angus Beef Brand....
How to Prepare Your Bull From 'Storage' to an Athlete at Breeding
Ahead of bulling, look to ease sires into pasture grazing with at least a week on grass, is the advice of Ohio State University specialist, Dr Stephen Boyles. ...
 
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