Day old Jersey bull calves aren’t worth a lot, but if you add some beef genetics their value can increase tenfold.
How do you select one bull, or a group of bulls, that will produce the most profitable calves for your operation?
As bull-sale season begins, NCBA webinar focuses on genetic selection, highlighting an old tool; crossbreeding, and a newer tool; genomic testing.
There are numerous benefits to a well-designed crossbreeding system.
Cattle herd expansion continued in 2017, although at a much slower pace than 2016.
Beef researcher at West Texas A&M University pursues conventional and unconventional improvements in beef quality.
Crossbreeding various breeds of cattle produced calves that are genetically varied. This expanded gene pool has positive benefits on calf survival, growth and subsequent reproduction as mature cattle.
There seems to be several misconceptions about implementing a crossbreeding system in commercial cow herds.