The objective for beef cows is to produce a calf. About 15 to 20 percent of the calves are destined as replacements, so the remaining 80 to 85 percent of the calves go the feed yard as terminal cattle. Given that fact,
A basic understanding of genetics will help us understand why some traits are more heritable than others. The basis for heritability has to do with a phrase you have probably heard before – “nature verses nurture.”
At a rally of cattlemen raising their voices against low cattle prices and excessive profits by beef packers, the biggest cheers came when it was suggested President Donald Trump fire Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue.