Date: Oct 07 2022Big Thinkers & Breeding & Consumer Connection & Heifer Development & Stockmanship & Sustainability
It’s a labor of love, obvious in the way she lights up explaining their family’s 33-year effort to proactively adapt Angus cows to their land. A lifetime of telling stories from the pasture or kitchen has resonated with nonfarm consumers as much as fellow ranchers. “Everything we do is about cattle, but it’s also about family and connecting our kids to the land and to the cattle,” Debbie Lyons-Blythe says.
Date: Sep 22 2021Forage Management & Heifer Development & News Release & Nutrition & Sustainability
Before there were fences and farms in the Panhandle, stirrup high grasses owned the land. With time, they have dwindled to near extinction. And with time again, they’re resurrecting. Nothing is a one-year thought process. Just like building a fence, they determine whether their decisions will last the next 50 years.
Date: Sep 25 2019Big Thinkers & Heifer Development
In everything he does, Ryan Noble pushes the limits of success to what some would call overachieving. To everyone else, it’s no surprise Noble Ranch was named the Certified Angus Beef ® 2019 Commercial Commitment to Excellence Award winner.
Date: Oct 28 2018Feeding Quality Forum & Heifer Development & News Release & Premium Potential
It’s a great time to own cows, but only if you have a competitive cost structure with the right genetics and management to compete in today’s marketplace, Rick Funston said. While input costs should be minimized in times like these, “breakeven at best” for many, he said, it won’t pay to compromise fertility in the process.
Date: Mar 01 2018Breeding Technologies & EPDs & Heifer Development & On Target & Sire Selection
You hear more about mature cow size and growth potential of calves, now that profit ebbs and flows with the cycle. We’ve written about mature size, but not much about how to use the relevant tools to change it. So now, let’s examine the strategies and tools available, and the unintended consequences of ignoring them.
Date: Feb 01 2018Heifer Development & On Target
Let’s say you weaned calves last fall but didn’t sell. Instead, you helped them cross the bridge to independent life in your dry lot pen and maybe on to a grazing program. Chances are, those “backgrounded” calves have moved on to a finishing yard or the next phase of heifer development.
Date: Sep 01 2017Heifer Development & On Target
You’ve heard that the key to beef quality could lie in making sure a calf never has a bad day. A paper in the Journal of Dairy Science adds validity—and before you quit reading because the work didn’t come from the beef side, think for a minute about the dairy cow. She’s a model of uniform genetics and focused selection with little nutritional limit to gene expression. She can serve as a great model to evaluate environment for all cows, independent of genetics and nutritional resources.
Date: Nov 18 2016Angus Convention & Breeding & Breeding Technologies & Heifer Development & News Release & Research & Sire Selection
Angus cattle need to do more than ever before. Carcass quality, functional females, feedlot performance—they all matter. That theme was evident at the Innovation Workshops during the National Angus Convention, Nov. 4 to 7, in Indianapolis, Ind.
Date: Feb 24 2016Blog & Heifer Development
I could hear it in Virginia Evert’s voice. She hated to say that. After all, she and cousin-in-law Rachael spent nearly a year with those heifers.
Date: Apr 27 2012Blog & Heifer Development
Sometimes there’s more than what meets the eye. This week, the cattlemen and women of the Show-Me Select Replacement Heifer Program learned just that.