Investigating G x E Effects on Beef Quality
Is there a genetic component to the incidence of dark-cutting beef carcasses? U.S. Meat Animal Research Center Meat Scientist Steve Shackelford is wondering if dark-cutting beef is influenced by more than the environment.
Show-Me-Select Board Approves Genomic Testing Requirement for Natural Service Sires
A Steak in Genomics™
All bulls purchased after February 1st, 2019 for use as natural service sires in the Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Program™ must be DNA tested to have genomic-enhanced EPDs. All bulls used as natural service sires after February 1st, 2020 must have genomic-enhanced EPDs, regardless of when they were purchased.
Taking Care of Cattle at the Feedyard
“My primary role at the feedyard is encouraging animal well-being and promoting wellness”, says Dr. Kip. “That happens in a variety of ways. One way I help achieve this goal is by encouraging our caregivers, otherwise known as pen riders, and training them with the skills they need to interact with the animals in a calm, comfortable and safe fashion.”
A feed strategy to help compensate for poor pastures
Western Canada is having one of the hottest and driest summers in 30 years. It might not be the widespread drought of the past, but this year’s pastures are either simply nonexistent or filled with nutritionally hollow grass. As a result, cattle performance is likely to be compromised now and in months ahead with a loss of body condition and immunity against disease.
How Coloradans are getting hooked on local meat
If you’re an omnivore, you might be among the many consumers increasingly concerned about their meat, Colorado beef retailers say. Many consumers are turning their trust over to local suppliers, said Brad Buchanan, owner of the Flying B Bar Ranch, which produces grass-fed beef in Strasburg.
Upper East Tennessee 2018 Cattleman’s Tour
The 2018 Upper East Tennessee Cattleman’s Tour was held during the week of July 9-14. A total of 37 participants from Northeast Tennessee, Southwest VA and Western NC took part in the tour where they traveled to upstate New York and visited several beef cattle operations in Pennsylvania and New York.
Mark Parker: The Top 10 reasons for farm couple spats
- Your definition of “a little late for supper” and hers differ by a couple of hours.
- You voted for “the lunatic” and she voted for “the numskull.”