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Beef Cattle Breeding Programs

Beef Cattle Breeding Programs

Beef Cattle Breeding Programs Mean Dollars and Personal Satisfaction. Beef breeding is a challenging component of the overall beef business. Successful breeding programs will add to the profitability of the beef enterprise and well planned programs can also be very rewarding to those developing and implementing them. On the other hand, the lack of an

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Fertility

Fertility

Welcome to the second of the series of articles regarding the production of meat for people to eat. At the conclusion of the first article I left you with a question of Jim Bradfords “Fertility is the Governer of Growth.” Prior to dissecting and analyzing this quote of Bradfords it’s important to gain a fundamental

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Live Calves

Live Calves

Happy New Year, hopefully the rewards to those of you who continue to follow the pathway of a dedicated beef cattle breeder will be commensurate with the time and effort you have committed to achieving your goals and outcomes. In the last edition I discussed “Beef Fertility” and attempted to outline how important fertility is

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Putting It All Together

Putting It All Together

Sally and I started the Dulverton herd in 1981, my how those 24 years have flown.  During the mid eighties we both became convinced that it was just as important to focus on the carcase traits as it was the on-farm traits, eg fertility, calving ease, growth, temperament.  Why?  Quite simply because “People Eat Meat”.

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