NALF has just completed its August board meeting in Denver. The August board meeting is typically centered around budgeting for the next fiscal year. Much of this year’s discussion was centered around positive items we can do as a breed in terms of marketing, promotion and research on our cattle [ … ]
In the life of any National Cattle Evaluation, periodic updates are needed to make the best use of all available information and technology. The evaluation which generates the EPDs published by NALF are no exception. Over the last couple of years, a massive research undertaking has been going on to [ … ]
Many news articles about bull buying season focus on what buyers can do to make the best selections possible, but what about those who market and sell bulls – how can they be more successful? Bull sellers may define their success by the success of their customers in reaching their [ … ]
Considerations Ahead of the Sale
When it comes to making the best possible purchasing decisions for your next herd sire, two words should come to mind – be prepared. Preparedness before buying a bull or bulls can mean enhanced profitability for producers, said Bob Weaber, professor and extension cow-calf specialist at [ … ]
EPDs are the gold standard for selection tools for a given trait as all sources of information are included. EPD calculations use pedigree information, performance data, and genomic results, with all of these sources boiled down for you into one value, reported in units of the trait. When available, EPDs [ … ]
All commercial cow calf producers are in the business of making money. So, the on-going question is – How do we either start this reality or continue it down its proper path? The old saying of “one calf per cow per year” holds true, but is only a starting point, [ … ]
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