Sire Selection is Foundation for Profitable Herd

Sire Selection is Foundation for Profitable Herd

John Massey

Cattle Today

Bull selection is the foundation for building a profitable beef herd. Approximately 88 percent of the genetic makeup of a herd after 10 years of breeding will have come from the bulls used. The sire and dam each contribute 50 percent to the genetic makeup of each calf.

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