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.”
Everyone involved in the cow/calf sector, commercial or seedstock, exited last fall's sale season reeling from what appeared to be an inevitable storm. Skepticism quickly replaced the optimistic zeal that carried
The next step in optimizing your marketing efforts is to know details about who you are trying to reach. What are the main age groups of customers? What industry publications are they reading? Do they consume everything
You cannot add cattle to a contemporary group. Only calves born in the same environment (pasture or operation depending on the producer's management) in the calving time window can be in one contemporary group.
Preparing cows for a successful breeding season is critical for a cow/calf producer's financial bottom-line. Two considerations often come to the top of the list when thinking about management strategies for setti