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Fertility and Fat

Fertility and Fat

Fertility, Fat, Fads and All That! Each year at about this time there are articles circulating research findings documented and plenty of discussion generated about topical issues re cattle breeding. More recently there appears to have been a focus on Fat and Fertility, it seems the fashionable method to improve female herd fertility is to

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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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Te Mania Kilkenny K912 (AI) – New Sire at Dulverton

Te Mania Kilkenny K912 (AI) – New Sire at Dulverton

Greg & Sally Chappell, Dulverton Angus & Tom Gubbins, Te Mania, pictured with Te Mania Killkenny K912 at the Te Mania Sale in March 2016. Photo Courtesy of The Land Newspaper.   From the Te Mania Sale Report: It was not until lot 58 that the other equal high selling bull was knocked down at

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