Calving seasons of the mind

Calving seasons of the mind

Calving seasons of the mind by Justin Sexten, Ph.D. Winter came early for much of cow-calf country, and now calving season is at the gate. Even those who call it “spring calving” often start in January, but if you’re not out checking a heifer, this is a good time of...
Cause and effect

Cause and effect

Cause and Effect by Justin Sexten, Ph.D. We sometimes associate cause and effect without knowing the real link, or as an academic buzz phrase has it, “correlation does not equal causation.” A quick search provides a humorous example. Did you know ice cream sales and...
On Target: The growing requirements

On Target: The growing requirements

The growing requirements by Justin Sexten, Ph.D. Beef cattle genetic power keeps moving up. Just look at the trend for pre- and post-weaning growth potential across breeds. Look at the continued improvement in quality grade across the industry. Some say that growth...

On Target: Early path to quality beef

Early path to quality beef by Justin Sexten, Ph.D. You know the role health and nutrition play in feedlot performance, carcass quality grade and profitability. Yet many readers challenge the idea that these benefits can be realized at the ranch, unless they retain...