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 [ … ]
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 [ … ]
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 [ … ]
“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 [ … ]
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 [ … ]
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 [ … ]
In 2020 can you leave anything to chance when marketing your calves?
The current climate breeds concern, fear, and uncertainty. But it also provides greater time and appreciation for our faith, our families, and our farms. Those are of much greater importance and will ultimately be the positives that move us [ … ]
Before the breeding season begins a few simple management procedures involving your bulls can increase the likelihood of a high pregnancy percentage among your cows.
Any rancher that purchases a young, highly fitted or conditioned bull should plan to gradually reduce the fleshiness of the bull before the breeding season. [ … ]
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.