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Reproduction

From the earliest genetic decisions to the final protocols for calving, discover the best information to improve your herd’s reproductive performance.

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While the process of identifying bulls that fit your program and going to bull sales can be enjoyable, it must be completed by writing a check – and likely a significant one at that.

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When I was in the Texas Christian University Ranch Management Program, long-time program director John Merrill referred to the unchanging absolutes in cow-calf production as “hitching posts.” Below are a few that apply directly to this article.

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Almost 180,000 animals have been tested for the genetic defect developmental duplication (DD) since 2013. According to Angus Genetics Inc. genetic service director Kelli Retallick, they do not have the number of producers who have tested animals for the DD genetic defect.

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Cattle genetics are no longer just the focus of the registered breeder. Every producer strives to constantly enhance their herd each generation to make increasingly better cows that will produce more offspring at a better weaning rate with increased sale weights and that live longer.

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Genomics technology in the beef industry has rapidly advanced over the last decade. It is sometimes difficult for animal scientists, much less the average beef producer, to keep current on the latest genomics technology on the market.

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Commercial cattlemen are continually encouraged by university beef cattle specialists to use expected progeny differences (EPDs) when purchasing herd sires to help ensure they buy the animal that fits their breeding plans and ranch environment. EPDs are a useful tool for identifying bulls that will likely produce the desired type of calves.

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