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Selection, feeding and management of the beef herd sire
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The ability to utilize suboptimal pasture efficiently and to thrive under adverse conditions are both more important to me than mature weight, as well. The best result would be to raise all breed improving herd sire prospects that sell for high dollar prices. But, there's more to it. However the factors of compensatory gain, pregnancy rate effects and the salvage value of cows need to be considered when costing any supplementary feeding regime. He should be castrated at 6 to 8 months and hope he makes a fine steer.
As well, initial lactation often occurs during the dry season, feeding and management of the beef herd sire book reducing both survival and subsequent fertility. If you are linebreeding one of the original families of Texas Longhorns, then you will want to ensure that all the ancestors of your bull came from that family. We know from extensive studies that the most profitable cow herds are those that wean a high percentage of calves compared to cows exposed for breeding. Selecting a Herd Sire for a Texas Longhorn Herd: Ten Important Criteria to Consider There are many different preferences among Texas Longhorn breeders, which is why there are many different opinions about what makes a great herd sire. However calves weaned at a young age must be managed to ensure that they continue to grow.
The time to start mating is more critical than the length of mating. Therefore, good cattle control, ensuring cattle have sufficient feed to satisfy requirements, and provision of well-placed, good-quality waters are the basics of successful cattle management. Reproductive ability It should go without saying that a bull must have high sperm count, high libido, and the ability to travel well enough to track down all the cows that may be in heat. One code will need to be designated as the main code.
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If a bull can't reproduce adequately, then all the other criteria don't mean much. Cover Printed softcover glossy finishing and Paperback binding so that it easily carried and stored as well as easily cleaned if dirt falls on it.
Calving percentage doesn't give the total economic picture of the breeding herd. The crosses Sutton made between Phenomenon and L Bet Feeding and management of the beef herd sire book Can produced numerous excellent Texas Longhorns that were among the high-sellers at auctions throughout the s and into the present millennium.
He has a straight poll and a pleasantly shaped head. The format shown is recommended because: it allows you to record information that is directly transferable to BREEDPLAN; it can be kept as a record in its own right; records can be transferred onto the computer or the cow record cards.
For further information, see National Livestock Identification System. The Performance Programs department will process the calving and weaning information as part of the Association's database.
However, there is considerable variation in some traits that are related to health, and many of these traits are highly heritable. One of the very best bulls from this cross was Crown Royal, Selection was sold as a young bull when Herb Sutton sold off his herd in October There are serious pedigree evaluations, disposition tests the Temple Grandin exit testeye ball scrutiny, testicular palpation, color considerations, correct horn growth directions, plus over all type and style.
However, because yearling mating is virtually the norm and heifers reach mature weights much earlier, then young cows enter the main herd at 2. This one decision could affect Selection profitability Selection, and with the stress of calving season, it is easy to get lost in sire information and make an investment that could be detrimental to the bottom line.
Do you really want daughters from his bulls to be your next generation of cows? Using the calving book Before calving commences, the cow identification numbers for each calving group should be written down in order.
Standards for selection. Does he expect his bulls to pass a breeding soundness exam at one year of age? There are two primary ways of dealing with pasture nutrient deficiencies apart from improved species and the inclusion of legumes : management and supplementation.
SpecificationsSize 8 inches by 10 inches less than A4 suitable for carrying and storing in the truck and specious enough to write in it. Weight at puberty is usually less than kg for British breed cattle. Weaning weights submitted prior to the scanning date are required to process ultrasound data.
The other extreme is feeding heifers like they are in a feedlot which is both expensive and detrimental to future production. Many decide at too early of an age and then find out later they did not mature to the best quality. Calving and weaning As your calves are born, it is important to weigh within 24 hours of birth using a scale and record the birth weight information on the Calving and Weaning Report.
Traditionally the most versatile of all these options was the use of cow record cards, one card for each cow. Use genetic prediction tools such as EPDs to define the traits that best match the environment for the heifers.
If marketing calves at weaning, growth EPDs should be the focus.4-H Beef Project Series For Leaders - - Cloverbud Beef on the topics of selecting, feeding, facilities, health, and handling. The basics of judging is also presented.
What about learning more about herd sire selection or expand-ing your knowledge of. Sire selection has a long-term impact. Regardless of whether a selected sire has a favorable or unfavorable effect on the herd, if his daughters enter the cowherd, his effects will remain for a considerable period of time.
Assuming a sire is used for four years and his daughters are retained, his impact will easily extend into the next decade. Producers focus on herd sire selection. As bull buying season approaches, a K-State cow-calf specialist provides strategies to choose an appropriate herd sire.
Released: Feb. 8, MANHATTAN, Kan. – Spring breeding season has arrived, and many cattle producers are .the beef industry. Pdf other books in this series are 'Bull Selection', 'Breeding for Profit' and 'Female Selection and Management in Beef Cattle'. 'Bull Selection' reviews all aspects of objective selection of bulls.
'Breeding For Profit' examines the various options open to beef producers in developing the breeding programs.Wagyu is arguably the best download pdf most expensive beef money can buy.
With its exceptional marbling, superior tenderness and exquisite flavor, it’s no wonder Wagyu is the pinnacle of the beef world. Through careful genetic selection and feeding, Wagyu producers can create an experience for connoisseurs unmatched by any other beef.Producers Focus on Herd Sire Selection Use genetic predictors carefully for herd rebuilding and ebook traits, but ebook puts more emphasis on maternal traits compared to other indexes.
Be sure not to use a terminal index to select sires of replacement females, as the terminal index places no selection emphasis on maternal traits.