|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, August 2014||Sep 15, 2014||APSC-62NP|
|Livestock Update, January 2015||Jan 13, 2015||APSC-79NP|
|Livestock Update, June 2015||Jun 5, 2015||APSC-96NP|
|Livestock Update, June/July 2014||
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.
|Jul 2, 2014||APSC-60NP|
|Livestock Update, November 2015||Oct 27, 2015||APSC-117NP|
|Livestock Update, October 2014||Nov 4, 2014||APSC-66NP|
|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|