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Carcass Merit and Meat Quality In Bos Indicus Influenced Cattle

April 27, 2018

by Raluca Mateescu, PhD., University of Florida The U.S. Beef Quality Audit identified low and inconsistent quality as major impediments to improving domestic demand for beef products. Consumers evaluate the quality of beef at the point of purchase with respect to freshness, marbling and color. Consumers evaluate the quality of beef at the point of consumption,…

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EPDs—A Proven Selection Tool

April 25, 2018

by New Mexico State University Extension Livestock Specialist Marcy Ward, PhD. Formula-based genetic evaluation of beef animals has been around since the early 1960s. Overtime, a combination of statistical equations, actual performance data, and pedigree information have been used to develop what came to be known as expected progeny difference (EPD) values. These values represent…

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Sustainability

April 25, 2018

by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Livestock Specialist Joe C. Paschal, PhD. Sustainability is a buzzword used by many, often to criticize modern agriculture. Merriam-Webster defines sustainability as “able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed; involving methods that do not completely use up or destroy natural resources; and able to last or…

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Setting Goals: Know Where You Are Going

April 25, 2018

by IBBA Member Relations Specialist Macee Prause Advancement in technologies continue in the agriculture sector and beef industry and it is important to note the implementation of these technologies vary across the industry. As you think about your production system, nutrition program, and marketing plans, the goal of the ranch should be the center of…

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Junior Member Spotlight: Tanner Miller

April 25, 2018

  Eighteen-year-old Tanner Miller is a fifth-generation cattle producer from Gilmer, Texas. Tanner’s family has been involved in the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) for almost 40 years. While his great grandfather had some Brangus cattle, it was Tanner’s grandmother who began the registered Brangus herd when her children started showing Brangus through the International…

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Selecting Heifers With Confidence

April 25, 2018

  by IBBA Member Relations Specialist Macee Prause There is a new DNA-assisted test available exclusively through the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) for Brangus® commercial cattle. Igenity® Brangus is a genomic profiler for Brangus commercial cattle that aims to provide cattlemen with more confident selection, breeding and management of superior replacement heifers. It permits selection decisions…

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Doguet Female Wins Miss World Title

March 29, 2018

Doguet Diamond D Ranch’s DDD UNFORGETTABLE 150B12 was named “Brangus – Miss World” during the Brangus® Champion of the World presentation by PJ Budler at the World Brangus Congress (WBC) Gala on March 3 in Houston, Texas. The year 2017 marks the fourth edition of the Brangus Champion of the World competition. Judging for the…

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Brangus® Association Accepting Volunteers

March 9, 2018

  The International Brangus® Breeders Association (IBBA) is now accepting committee member applications for positions on seven committees. IBBA members are encouraged to volunteer for the association through service to one or more of the following committees: Breed Improvement Committee, Commercial Marketing Committee, Finance Committee, International Committee, Member Service and Education Committee, Promotion Committee, and…

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IBBA Releases March 2018 Genetic Evaluation

March 9, 2018

  The International Brangus® Breeders Association (IBBA) has announced the release of March 2018 genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs). In this round of genetic evaluation, over 1.4 million animals were considered. Of those, GE-EPDs were produced for more than 15,000 Brangus®, Red BrangusTM, Ultrared, and Ultrablack® animals that have either high- or low-density genomic profiles…

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2018 International Brangus® Shows at HLSR

March 9, 2018

  The International Brangus® Shows were held March 2-3 at the Houston Livestock Show and RodeoTM. Brangus, Red BrangusTM, Ultrared, and Ultrablack® cattle were evaluated by judges Carlos Ojea Rullán of Argentina, and Shane Bedwell of Kansas City, Missouri. Grand Champion Heifer was KK MISS RELENTLESS 157E, exhibited by Diamond K Ranch of Hempstead, Texas.…

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