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Leading the Charge for Feed Efficiency and Why it Matters


With more genetic research, tools and overall advancement, the beef industry can pursue more ambitious and complex breeding goals. One of the most important in this realm is feed efficiency, a trait that is extremely profitable but difficult to capture.

Fortunately, the Limousin breed continues to be the leader in the [ ]

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Docility: A Trait for Practicality and Profit


Anyone who has been in a dangerous situation with an ornery bovine knows the difference temperament can make. And, as the average age of the cattle producer continues to increase (the average age will be 60 by 2050 according to census data) while finding skilled help becomes more difficult, handling [ ]

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You Can Have Your Feed Efficiency and Eat it, Too


Genetics solutions exist to achieve superior feed efficiency and superior carcass quality.

Let’s talk feed efficiency. That is, after all, very relevant to profitability in the cattle business, especially given today’s high feed costs.

But relevance is one thing. Reality is entirely different. And the reality is that feed efficiency has not [ ]

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Maternal Traits Matter


The Limousin breed has repeatedly earned admiration and lauds for its high meat quality. Not only is this pleasing for the consumer’s palate, it’s also beneficial for the bottom line of farms and ranchers. For these beef producers, there is another breed characteristic that stands out – strong maternal traits [ ]

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Limousin Leads the Way in Collecting Carcass Data


Carcass trait EPDs for Limousin and Lim-Flex® cattle are now among the most accurate and predictable in the industry, thanks to a cooperative effort between the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF), Aurora, CO, International Genetic Solutions (IGS), Bozeman, MT and Feedlot Health Management Services, Ltd., Okotoks, Alberta, Canada.

The leap forward comes [ ]

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An Investment in Genomics is an Investment in the Future


Genomic testing in the cattle business celebrated its 10th anniversary last year. While the dairy sector has dominated this field, beef producers are quickly catching up as more producers and companies continue to invest in this technology to improve their animals and industry

Operations of all sizes and different segments of [ ]

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Quality Pays on the Rail with Commercial Limousin Genetics


To be competitive in the United States beef market, quality needs to be at the forefront of production goals. This begins at the cow/calf level and goes all the way through the feedlot sector.

To set an industry and consumer standard, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has established a [ ]

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COVID-19 Spurs Increase in Direct-to-Consumer Meat Sales


“Unprecedented times, new normal, we’re all in this together.”

Chances are these are just a few of the terms you have heard and repeated sometime in the last six months. As the world progresses, we all know that it typically looks different for the agriculture industry than it does for the [ ]

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Updates to Growth Trait Predictions in BOLT


When the current genetic evaluation system at International Genetic Solutions (IGS), powered by BOLT software, was deployed several years ago, it was viewed as a ‘quantum leap’ forward in genetic prediction. IGS is the current service entity that runs genetic evaluation services for more than a dozen partner breeds including [ ]

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Genomic Testing Females is Investment in your Genetic Future


If you’ve been breeding cattle long, you are aware of the costs associated with either raising or buying your replacement females. Yet, through the years, we’ve often placed more emphasis on bull selection. This is not without reason, of course, as bulls do contribute heavily to the genetic value of [ ]

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Limousin cattle deliver to your bottom line. With superior genetics, a simple crossbreeding plan and state-of-the-art selection tools, the Limousin breed will serve profit-minded cow/calf producers. In today’s competitive markets, taking advantage of all available opportunities is key. The Limousin breed offers a variety of options from Fullblood to Purebred to the Lim-Flex® hybrid (Limousin x Angus cross) to match your program’s needs and market goals. Crossbreeding for the right blend of muscle, maternal ability and profit is easy with Limousin seedstock.

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