Mythbusters, Research
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A cow is a cow is a cow….BULL

Mythbuster Monday talks variation If you have kids or pets, it shouldn’t be that hard to disprove this morning’s myth. You know that two people, or animals—even with the same lineage—can be as different as night and day. (Quick example: At 2 ½, my oldest will talk the ear off a stranger, while my 1-year-old […]

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On the ranch, The Purpose Driven Herd
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Male and female He made them

Hey fellow seekers, When I think about why we make use of AI, I know it is all for the heifers. So why can’t all of these AI-sired calves be heifers? Why not at least half? Or even 40%?? I tried sexed semen a few years ago but did not get enough of a boost […]

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Research
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Make calving season (and beyond) a breeze, Part II

It takes time to build a good relationship — time, trust and technique. Yesterday, in Part I of “Making calving season a breeze,” we talked about how important it is to develop those good relationships early in an animal’s life. It starts with putting in some extra time, but Dr. Tom Noffsinger had a few more […]

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Hot topics, Research
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Start early to make calving season a breeze, Part I

I’ll start this post by getting one thing clear: I am NOT a morning person. I never have been. My family knows this better than anyone, which is why it shocked me so much to receive a 6 a.m. phone call from my father the other day. He called just to chat – it was […]

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Mythbusters
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Three ways to learn about what you produce

Mythbuster Monday says where there is a will, there is a way A few years ago I wrote a story on the value-discovery programs put on by Extension and breed associations across the United States. At that time I found 22 futurities or feedouts, and I’m sure there were others. I dedicate this edition of […]

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