Beef

Ranching Made Easier

A rancher’s job is never done, but it can be easier with the GENEX Beef App. From the moment the sun first peeks over the horizon, until long after it has set. You are called upon to be a CEO, an accountant, a mechanic, a scientist and most important a caretaker. That is why we …

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Bull Pen Report

After getting the all-clear from GENEX headquarters to travel again, Cody Sankey, AVP Beef Programs, and Brad Johnson, Director of Beef Genetics, were elated to take their first trip to Montana and the Dakotas to see GENEX bulls and progeny. Read on to see what caught their eye. LINDSKOV-THEIL RANCH Our first stop was at …

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American Angus Association Adds New EPDs and Updates Economic Assumptions

On Friday, May 29, the American Association officially released the new PAP EPD and Combined Value Index, as well as updated the economic assumptions that drive the Association’s $Value Indexes. Pulmonary Arterial Pressure (PAP) EPD The PAP EPD has existed as a research EPD from the association for the past 16 months. PAP scores are …

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Understanding the Effects of Stress on Embryonic Mortality

Embryonic loss is the greatest economic loss in the beef cow/calf industry. Therefore, your management decisions around breeding time should consider factors that may influence embryonic mortality and calf survivability, including timing of animal transport as well as heat stress. In this article, Sarah Fields, a previous Graduate Research Assistant in Beef Production, and Dr. …

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The Importance of Synchronization Compliance

Female nutrition, working facilities and even the weather can have a significant impact on the success of a synchronization program. While some of those factors can be controlled by the producer, others cannot. One of the biggest factors in determining the success of a synchronization program, however, can be controlled entirely by you. That factor …

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