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Friday, December 23,2011

Management topics

by Dr. Bob Hough, WLJ Contributor
One can assume similar circumstances existed for most of Continental Europe. However, with the passing of the feudal system and the manors, and the shift to individual ownership, fields were enclosed and better methods of farming became possible.

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Monday, October 24,2011

Management topics

by Dr. Bob Hough, WLJ Contributor
We are q u i c k l y coming up on show season with Louisville in November and Denver after the first of the year. Many breeds have stubbornly held on to the show ring as their major points of selection while other more successful breeds have moved beyond this more traditional form of selection.

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Friday, September 16,2011

Management topics

by Dr. Bob Hough, WLJ Contributor
First let's define what ERTs are. This concept came about when Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) passed a strategic plan in 1994 calling for the adoption of 20 EPDs by the year 2000.

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Friday, August 19,2011

Management topics

by Dr. Bob Hough, WLJ Contributor
There is an old comp u t e r phrase garbage in, g a r b a g e out. The same can be said for performance data and its use to the seedstock and commercial sectors.

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Friday, July 22,2011

Management topics

by Dr. Bob Hough, WLJ Contributor
June is the time of the year when most breed associations run the second of their biannual genetic analyses, and although the expected progeny differences (EPDs) are released mid to late summer, the analysis is typically referred to as the fall run.

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Friday, June 24,2011

Management topics

by Dr. Bob Hough, WLJ Contributor
The recent Beef Improvement Fede r a t i o n (BIF) Conf e r e n c e held in Bozeman, MT, was a highlight for anyone interested in beef cattle genetics, efficiency and new technology. For background, beef production is the fourth largest U.S. manufacturing industry with $71 billion retail equivalent value in 2006 (www.

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