by IBBA Executive Vice President Tommy Perkins, PhD., PAS As we move into the spring calving season for 2017, cattle prices continue to be on the upside of our recent roller coaster ride. The value of every pound of weaned calf continues to have significance in the commercial cattle segment. I do not know of…

Read More

by IBBA Field Service Representative Kyle Dykes In today’s world we find ourselves busier than ever. There is always work to be done and new business to be conducted. In many situations, we find business people, no matter the industry, are operating in multiple locations with employees and resources scattered abroad. This has all been…

Read More

by IBBA Executive Vice President Tommy Perkins, PhD., PAS What a difference a year can make. We have gone from a steady, reasonable market to a fluctuating, volatile beef cattle market in just twelve months. The market signal is unpredictable, which can cause confusion. As a seedstock producer, this can be a time of tough decision…

Read More

by IBBA Board President Mike Vorel I hope everyone is enjoying fall. Hopefully you have plenty of standing grass to start the winter season, prolonging the need to feed hay. I also hope everyone has attended or plans to attend one or several Brangus events this fall. Whether it be a production sale, state sale, or…

Read More

by IBBA Field Service Representative Kyle Dykes Sale season has been off to a strong start considering the way the market has fluctuated, and I hope your fall calving is off to a great start as well. Please send pictures via email, the office, or our Facebook page, and we will share those as soon as we…

Read More

IBBA Releases Fall 2016 Genetic Evaluation: The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) has announced the release of Fall 2016 Genomic-Enhanced Expected Progeny Differences (GE-EPDs) with its newest national cattle genetic evaluation. Member breeders send DNA samples to GeneSeek or Zoetis, where the DNA testing is performed. The single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) results are used by Livestock…

Read More

Let’s Lose Less Sleep: Birth Weight/Calving Ease, by Robert Williams, Ph.D. Pounds of healthy calves weaned, as a percentage of cows exposed, is one of the most important characteristics of a profitable beef enterprise. There are several traits which contribute to this measurement of herd profitability, including: fertility, calving ease, calf vigor, udder quality, teat…

Read More