The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) has announced the release of June 2017 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 approximately 11,500 Brangus®, Red Brangus, UltraRed and UltraBlack® animals that have either high- or low-density genomic profiles in the…

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by IBBA Executive Vice President Tommy Perkins, PhD., PAS Parts of the country continue to receive beneficial and much needed rainfall. It is nice to see baby calves being born and to appreciate the genetic improvement our breed continues to make every day. Remember, early nutrition is important in the life of the newborns as…

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by John M. Davidson, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Beef Cattle Practice) Beef cattle reproduction is fairly straightforward. What separates the high-achieving producer from those with lesser productivity can often be attention paid to the most basic of details. One of these critical details is the bull breeding soundness examination (BBSE). The breeding evaluation of the bull…

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The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) has announced the release of Winter 2016 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 approximately 8,250 Brangus®, Red Brangus, UltraRed and UltraBlack® animals that have either high- or low-density genomic profiles in the…

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