Questions & Answers: Ultrasound and DNA
Dr. Larry Kuehn, PhD
The genetic correlation of ultrasound predictions to actual carcass data is around 0.5-0.7. On the higher end of this range, ultrasound could explain more of the variation in carcass traits and have as high accuracy as some DNA tests.
Happy people, happy cattle
Tri State Livestock News
“If momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”
Surely you’ve heard that phrase and get what it means: If the household caregiver isn’t in a good mood, it trickles down to the rest of the family.
Balanced nutrition, age grouping keys to efficient winter cattle feeding
Oklahoma State University
Drought-ravaged pastures and tight hay supplies means that cattle producers must take extra care this winter to balance the right amount of forage and supplement for their breeding females, especially the young animals.
California Downer Law Going Down
(AP) — The Supreme Court seems ready to overturn a California law requiring euthanization of downed livestock at federally inspected slaughterhouses to keep the meat out of the nation’s food system.
Social Media Soldier
Like many of us, Debbie Lyons-Blythe wears many different “hats” throughout the day. With her husband working in town, she is responsible for the daily duties on their ranch in the Flint Hills of Kansas.
Bale Peanuts for Hay with Care
Row crop producers interested in baling peanuts and ratoon corn to use as hay are being urged by Mississippi State University experts to be aware of chemical residues.
Steve Cornett: A Beef Idea for PETA
It’s the PETAsses again. They may be goofy, but they sure know how to get attention. Even from those of us who know that’s all they want. But I can’t resist.