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IBBA Releases Fall 2016 Genetic Evaluation

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

Birth Weight/Calving Ease – FRONTLINE Beef Producer Fall 2016

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

Brangus: The Reliable Breed – FRONTLINE Beef Producer Fall 2016

Brangus: The Reliable Breed, by Executive Vice President Tommy Perkins, Ph.D., PAS Beef cattle heifer retention challenges, economic instability, lower beef prices, and an uncertain political future is facing the beef industry as we roll into the fall months. Add preparation for the forecasted drought and you can see why it appears we are on