Efficient, high-marbling beef

Efficient, high-marbling beef

Efficient, high-marbling beef Weak correlation between traits makes good news for cattlemen. by Morgan Marley Everybody who makes a living in the beef industry wants more efficiency, especially if it doesn’t sacrifice carcass quality. Animal scientist Dean Pringle...
Getting what you pay for

Getting what you pay for

Getting what you pay for How to evaluate EPDs across different breeds   by Miranda Reiman Imagine buying a bull with a birth weight EPD (expected progeny difference) of 1.0, only to bring him home and find out he was actually a +9.6. What if that mistake was your...

Every number has a story: 8,000,000

I like history. Not just the common 5th period class we all goofed off in in junior high kind. I’m talking a history of people – particularly those I know. I may not find it in textbooks, but through time spent, memories secured and conversations had, I can begin to...

Marbling, maternal cows work

Marbling, maternal cows work   by Miranda Reiman It may be easier to explain away why you don’t have marbling in the herd than it is to get it. Some say that’s the origin of the popular “urban legend” in the Angus breed: high marbling potential is for “terminal”...
Angus cattle performance showcased

Angus cattle performance showcased

Angus cattle performance showcased   by Laura Nelson Winners of the 2013 Carcass Data Project (CDP) didn’t leave a lot of room for outliers. The top three contestants’ data in the Kansas Angus Association (KAA) annual contest were of exceptional quality and within 3...