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Friday, February 6,2015

Striving for beef excellence

by WLJ
Morcom is the Assistant Feedmill Manager at the JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding yard near Gilcrest, CO. She is one of the only females in the company to do this job, and one of the youngest at only 23. “I can keep up with the boys and excel at one of the hardest, most demanding jobs on the feedlot.

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Friday, February 6,2015

Separating science from politics and marketing: new genetic selection tools

by WLJ
implements a unique approach when developing genetic selection tools. In order to deliver the most reliable and unbiased data to Red Angus stakeholders,.

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Friday, February 6,2015

Herd Navigator Test

by WLJ
To order the Herd Navigator test, producers must complete and submit the DNA order form found at redangus.org/genetics/dna-tools or call the National Office at 940/387-3502. Blood cards will be provided free of charge.

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Friday, February 6,2015

Herd Navigator IDs the genetic merit of females

by WLJ
Pick up any agriculture publication and you are sure to find an article commenting on the strength of the cattle market. Indeed, commercial producers are experiencing great financial revenues, but, with the high prices we must also recognize that we are operating in quite possibly the most risky financial environment experienced in decades.

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Friday, February 6,2015

Profit returned to ranch starts with the females

by WLJ
Profitability starts with the cow. The right cow— chock-full of maternal capabilities and bred for efficiency and longevity—sets the stage for profit returned to the ranch. Red Angusinfluenced cows are the profitable answer for many commercial operations and are also utilized in research herds.

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Friday, February 6,2015

Stem cell research unlocks the Artificial Insemination barrier

by WLJ
What if a bull’s semen supply was everlasting even after his death? This is a question that has intrigued Caires ever since he was a young boy growing up on his family’s cattle ranch on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

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Friday, February 6,2015

Building a profitable cow herd

by WLJ
As a result, many producers who culled deep into their herds due to previous droughts are now preparing to restock to pre-drought numbers. In many restocking cases, replacement heifers can represent a significant percentage of the total cow herd.

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Friday, January 30,2015

DID YOU KNOW?

Beef’s big secret ingredient: flavor

by WLJ
We don’t know how many times we’ve heard someone just back from a trip abroad say, “I really would like a juicy steak,” or how many times we’ve seen a small child hand their mother the bun just to eat the hamburger patty. Yes, thank goodness consumers love the unique taste of beef.

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Friday, January 30,2015

National Beef Checkoff Program looking to increase assessment to $2 per head

by WLJ
F r o m research, to education, to p r o m otion, the B e e f Checkoff Program aims to increase beef demand domestically and overseas. The $1 mandatory checkoff was established in the 1985 Farm Bill, and 30 years later, industry leaders are recognizing that the dollar doesn’t stretch as far as it used to.

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Friday, January 30,2015

Signs of impending calving in cows

by WLJ
As the spring calving season approaches, the cows will show typical signs that will indicate parturition is imminent. Changes that are gradually seen are udder development, or “making bag” and the relaxation and swelling of the vulva. These indicate the cow is due to calve in the near future.

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