Researchers at Texas A&M University say cattle docility will bring benefits at every level, from the cattle to their managers and ultimately beef consumers.
The data included in sale catalogs can help sort through bull consignments; however, the selection process must be unique to each beef producer and their herd goals.
Higher replacement female prices will become more common as demand for quality replacement females increases.
How should you select replacement heifers?
As the New Year begins, seedstock producer and exhibition breed sales take center stage.
For commercial beef producers it is not too soon to start the process of accessing your herd bull situation for the upcoming breeding season.
Volatile cattle prices and decreased margins make managing bovine respiratory disease imperative to protecting the profitability of stocker operations.
Even if individual animal identification numbers are not available for all the cattle in the inventory, the registration numbers available throughout the purebred business are critical and the heart of the breed association.