The beef industry has three main ways to market fed cattle, live weight, dressed weight, and grid pricing. Past studies have evaluated the benefit of using readily available information such as visual assessment of weight and body condition and additional… Continue reading
Making quality beef for more farm profits becomes predictable by using genetic testing.
Meetings across Missouri will review current breeding technology and explain new genomic tools.
University of Missouri Extension specialists plan meetings in Maryville, Kingsville, Macon, Springfield and Jackson.… Continue reading
Few topics today are cussed and discussed as widely as ideal mature size for the average beef cow. This is not the first time I have joined in and likely won’t be the last, but two recent articles in the… Continue reading
By: Steve Suther
Experience is worth a lot in the cattle feeding industry. Last fall at the National Angus Convention, cattle feeders Jim Moore from Arkansas, Darrell Busby, manager of the Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity, Kansas feeder Shane Tiffany and… Continue reading
By: Larry Corah
Of all the debates cattle producers get into, one that elicits a great many opinions is the value of cow longevity.
Especially in extensive range conditions, conventional wisdom says longevity is a key economic trait in the… Continue reading
By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist
Producers that are wanting to improve the genetic makeup of their beef herds very often turn to artificial insemination (AI) as a tool to accomplish that goal. Many times,… Continue reading