Allowed to Shine
‘Unknown” is usually a negative term
in the cattle business given all that could go wrong with undisclosed genetics, background, management and health history.
Tim Miller, West Point, Neb., just tries to use what he does know to make the most of those mystery cattle.
“All I do is allow cattle to fully express their genetic potential by keeping them on a consistent plane of nutrition,” he explains. To enhance beef quality, he says producers must understand “compensatory gain does not create marbling. We don’t know exactly when marbling begins to take place, so it would be best to never compromise an animal’s nutrition or health throughout the course of its life.”