Built-in and better

Built-in and better

Built-in and better by Miranda Reiman January 20, 2020 They think of everything these days! Seeing new car advertisements, that thought runs through my mind. With an active family, I can’t count the number of times there’s been an immediate mess—think sandbox remnants...
Carcass and maternal traits go hand in glove

Carcass and maternal traits go hand in glove

MARKET UPDATE Cash fed cattle prices remained firmer last week with instances of $120/cwt. live trade in Iowa, while eastern Nebraska saw the top end of $190/cwt. dressed, resulting in a weekly live average of $119/cwt. Two weeks ago the federally inspected 679K head...
Tame your selection criteria

Tame your selection criteria

Tame your selection criteria Docility proven as economically relevant trait   by Natalie Jones September 23, 2019 You keep looking to beef quality, maternal and feed efficiency for herd improvement. What about docility? Research says it may have more impact than you...
Of dreams and going all in

Of dreams and going all in

Of dreams and going all in “I wish I could just move west and buy a ranch.” It’s something I’ve heard my dad mutter for years. He’s been around agriculture all his life, stacking hay as a teen and raising Hereford steers for the freezer as an adult. But Maryland is...
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...