Open House at Southwest Center Shares Beef Cattle Research and Technology
A Steak in Genomics™
“The genetics of the AI bred calves allows producers to be competitive with the best herds in the country due to the use of elite bulls with higher accuracy expected progeny differences (EPD),” said Thomas. “The protocol results in more early-born heifers that are more likely to conceive earlier and remain in the herd longer.” That longevity adds to herd profitability over the females lifetime. Their early-born steer mates will also be heavier than those out of a natural service sire that’s born late in the calving season.