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Carcass data that matters, part II

Carcass data that matters, part II

CARCASS DATA THAT MATTERS, PART II Yesterday, we talked about marbling and Quality Grades. Today, we conclude Paul’s advice on carcass data that matters. Muscling, primarily represented as ribeye area in carcass data, is an important element for producers to focus on....
On-target at Pratt

On-target at Pratt

On-target at Pratt by Lyndee Stabel November 21, 2011 Of all the words that could describe Pratt Feeders, “quality” best fits the staff, the cattle they feed and the way they feed them. Over the past year, the south-central Kansas yard has ramped up its connection...
First-born beef advantage

First-born beef advantage

First-born beef advantage  by Wyatt Bechtel Early-born calves have a better chance than the later born of making a profit for their owners.That’s what a 2010 study of Iowa Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity (TCSCF) data helped confirm. The analysis looked at birth date...
Certified beef brands

Certified beef brands

Certified Beef BrandsHistorical sketch shows dynamite comes in small packages By Kristen Odom What began as an idea to create specifications for beef with a breed connection has sparked the interest of many over the years to create their own branded programs. The...
What’s up?

What’s up?

What’s up?Quality grades… and a new research paper explains why By Miranda Reiman Three years ago, a 30-year decline in beef quality grades was apparent, with only half of fed cattle grading USDA Choice. The Choice/Select spread hit record highs in 2006,...