Current Progressive Cattle digital edition


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


With the cost of inputs rising, it is becoming increasingly harder for cattlemen to receive an adequate return on investment.

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Beef reproduction specialist George Perry of South Dakota State University, and rancher John Moes, talk about how important reproduction is to herd improvement.

In a cow-calf beef herd, the bull may be the most overlooked part of a successful operation.

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Larry Berger, head of the University of Nebraska animal science department, talks about the advantages of early weaning.

Traditional recommendations may not fit your ranch business goals

This is an era where you can customize virtually anything imaginable, from license plates and jewelry to M&Ms and burgers.

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Over the last two-decade to three-decade period, the beef industry has made great use of genetic selection tools to improve economically important traits.

Much of that improvement is due to the implementation and use of expected progeny differences (EPDs).

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