by University of Missouri Extension State Beef Genetics Specialist Jared E. Decker, PhD. Have you ever evaluated a bull, either on paper or visually, and wished you could change one thing about that bull? With new technology, in the coming decades you may have this ability. For simple traits, we have that opportunity now. With…

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by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Livestock Specialist Joe Paschal, PhD. Reproduction in cattle is generally thought to be lowly heritable (0.10-0.20 percent), and as a result selection response is low. Regardless of what reproductive trait is being selected, there is not a lot of variability in breeding value from which to select. These reproductive traits…

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