On Target: Unintended consequences?

On Target: Unintended consequences?

Unintended Consequences? by Justin Sexten, Ph.D. You hear more about mature cow size and growth potential of calves, now that profit ebbs and flows with the cycle. We’ve written about mature size, but not much about how to use the relevant tools to change it. So now,...
On Target: A little background may help

On Target: A little background may help

A little background may help by Justin Sexten, Ph.D. Let’s say you weaned calves last fall but didn’t sell. Instead, you helped them cross the bridge to independent life in your dry lot pen and maybe on to a grazing program. Chances are, those “backgrounded” calves...
On Target:  Next breeding season starts now

On Target: Next breeding season starts now

Next breeding season starts now by Justin Sexten, Ph.D. We can debate the single largest factor in reproductive success for the cowherd depending on gender: Is there a fertile and able bull in the herd? Are the cows cycling? A failure in either of these systems...
On Target: Convenience or Performance Trait?

On Target: Convenience or Performance Trait?

Convenience or performance trait? by Justin Sexten, Ph.D. We often consider temperament a convenience trait. Looking for bulls to use, we study pedigrees, pictures, performance data and now videos until we develop a list of prospective herd sires. The final call...