Beef

The Elephant (or Beef Cross Calf) in the Room

Justin Hergenreder, GENEX Director of Beef Sales, recently compiled a few tips for dairy producers who are new to the world of beef sire selection. You likely have heard of or already are implementing strategic breeding in your dairy herd through use of beef genetics. The elephant (or beef cross calf) in the room is: What beef genetics should you be using? Frankly, that’s a really good question, and I’m here to help you …

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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. George Perry, Beef Reproduction & Management Specialist with SDSU Animal …

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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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Seven Suggestions to Set Calves Up for Top Performance

In the cow/calf business, fall profits depend heavily on decisions producers make in the spring for both cows and calves. Keeping calves healthy and prepared for top marketing programs, as well as getting cows rebred, are universal keys to ranching success. Here are seven springtime management suggestions from Kevin Hill, D.V.M, Technical Services Manager at …

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A Rancher’s Job is Never Done, but it can be Easier!

Let our GENEX Beef App help to make your job easier! Use the app to: › Search and Sort Sires› Locate a Local Sales Rep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=099ryd0shpQ&list=PLnEzhlAdB5516u7RYQh5VyQdl-A-rhKMU&index=4&t=6s › Plan Synchronization Programs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j37pmFW3Sqw&list=PLnEzhlAdB5516u7RYQh5VyQdl-A-rhKMU&index=5&t=0s › Calculate Calving and Breeding Dates› Manage Semen Inventories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HItBucDPI7Y&feature=youtu.be › Purchase Semen and Certificates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X5Ru3bQH5c&feature=youtu.be

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