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Scott P. Greiner

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Analyzing the Cost of a Bull May 8, 2009
Basic Strategies for Buying the Right Bull May 8, 2009
Beef Cattle Breeds and Biological Types

Worldwide there are more than 250 breeds of beef cattle. Over 60 of these breeds are present in the United States. However, a relatively small number of breeds (less than 20) constitute the majority of the genetics utilized in the U.S. for commercial beef production.

May 1, 2009 400-803
Beef Cow Size, Efficiency and Profit May 8, 2009
Cattle Identification: Freeze Branding

Individual animal identification is essential if beef producers are to properly manage animals and their production records. Yet at present, less than 50 percent of the cattle in the United States have any form of individual identification (USDA-APHIS, 1997).

May 1, 2009 400-301
Changing Times: Management Considerations for Cow-Calf Producers May 8, 2009
Crossbreeding Beef Cattle

The economic climate of today’s beef business is challenging. Commercial cow-calf producers are faced with optimizing a number of economically important traits, while simultaneously reducing costs of production in order to remain competitive. Traits such as reproduction, growth, maternal ability, and end product merit all influence productivity and profitability of the beef enterprise.

May 1, 2009 400-805
Crossbreeding- The Lost Art?: Part 1 May 8, 2009
Crossbreeding- The Lost Art?: Part 2 May 8, 2009
Crossbreeding- The Lost Art?: Part 3 May 8, 2009
Livestock Update, April 2016

This LIVESTOCK UPDATE contains timely subject matter on beef cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, swine, and related junior work. Use this material as you see fit for local newspapers, radio programs, newsletters, and for the formulation of recommendations.

Apr 20, 2016 APSC-122NP
Livestock Update, August 2014 Sep 15, 2014 APSC-62NP
Livestock Update, December 2015 Dec 2, 2015 APSC-119NP
Livestock Update, February 2016 Jan 27, 2016 APSC-120NP
Livestock Update, January 2015 Jan 13, 2015 APSC-79NP
Livestock Update, June 2015 Jun 5, 2015 APSC-96NP
Livestock Update, March 2016 Mar 4, 2016 APSC-121NP
Livestock Update, November 2015 Oct 27, 2015 APSC-117NP
Livestock Update, October 2015 Sep 24, 2015 APSC-114NP
Livestock Update, September 2014 Sep 26, 2014 APSC-64NP
Livestock Update, September 2015 Aug 24, 2015 APSC-112NP
Making Performance Tested Bulls- Determining Their Value May 8, 2009
Measuring the Value of Retained Ownership May 8, 2009
Newborn Lamb Management May 1, 2009 410-026
Selection for Carcass Traits: New Tools May 8, 2009
Sheep Management Schedule May 1, 2009 410-365
The Optimum Cow May 8, 2009
The Value of a Good Bull May 8, 2009
Understanding Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs)

Expected progeny differences (EPDs) provide estimates of the genetic value of an animal as a parent. Specifically, differences in EPDs between two individuals of the same breed predict differences in performance between their future offspring when each is mated to animals of the same average genetic merit.

May 1, 2009 400-804
Virginia 4-H Ewe Flock Project Guide May 1, 2009 410-089
Virginia Cow Herd Performance Check-Up

Profitability of the cow/calf enterprise within any particular year is impacted by several factors. A cursory analysis of the most basic farm records can quantify important issues affecting herd success such as reproductive performance, calf growth and weaning weight, calf health performance, market price, and herd turnover.

May 1, 2009 400-791
What is Age and Source Verification? May 8, 2009
Why Cattle Differ in Value: Virginia Retained Ownership Program Summary May 8, 2009