BeefTalk: EPDs Provide Knowledge, Producers Provide Wisdom

BeefTalk: EPDs Provide Knowledge, Producers Provide Wisdom

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Bull Buying Tip – Don’t Just Read the Tag, Open the Box Bull Buying Tip – Don’t Just Read the Tag, Open the Box

A sound beef program requires wisdom and knowledge.

“I have pretty much had it with the articles that talk about the importance of expected progeny differences and how great a tool they are for picking bulls,” wrote a producer who had read my column.

After several BeefTalk articles on EPDs, this e-mail got my attention, especially because there is no perfect answer. Every coin has two sides and those who survive in the industry need to realize that.

Sometimes the questions are twisted and turned so they fit the answers rather than the answers actually being direct responses. In reality, all questions do not have answers. Many times, the challenge is to allow producers the freedom to ask a question.

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