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Scott P. Greiner

Title Summary Date ID Author(s)
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 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.

Apr 18, 2014 APSC-57NP
Livestock Update, August 2013

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.

Aug 9, 2013 APSC-45NP
Livestock Update, August 2014 Sep 15, 2014 APSC-62NP
Livestock Update, February 2013

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.

Feb 4, 2013 APSC-37NP
Livestock Update, February 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.

Feb 27, 2014 APSC-56NP
Livestock Update, June/July 2013

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 15, 2013 APSC-44NP
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, March 2013

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.

Mar 1, 2013 APSC-38NP
Livestock Update, May 2013

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 26, 2013 APSC-42NP
Livestock Update, November/December 2013

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.

Dec 6, 2013 APSC-53NP
Livestock Update, October 2013

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.

Oct 11, 2013 APSC-49NP
Livestock Update, October 2014 Nov 4, 2014 APSC-66NP
Livestock Update, September 2013

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.

Sep 16, 2013 APSC-47NP
Livestock Update, September 2014 Sep 26, 2014 APSC-64NP
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