The Genomics for Commercial Angus PDS continues to provide us with interesting revelations. In this update we look at how selecting replacement heifers with genomics adds significant value to your cull/surplus heifers.
In this 3rd phase of our on-farm mineral supplementation trial, we explored whether there is a benefit to using a combination trace mineral supplement (e.g. Multimin) when we’ve identified that we have only a single mineral deficiency, in our case Selenium (Se).
Now is the time to be thinking about strategies to mitigate the impact of future ‘tougher’ times. Here are my thoughts and a virtual tour of some of the investments we’ve made to build resilience in our commercial beef enterprise in recent years.
Maintaining breeding cows uses around 75% of all the grass you grow. That’s why maternal efficiency and fertility are key profit drivers.
This Spring we are excited to offer 25 excellent yearling bulls that feature maternal efficiency, carcass quality and growth.
Learn about the insights discovered and discussed by project participants in our Spring 2021 update.
Multimin claims to promote cattle fertility. We put it to the test when we joined our commercial heifers and got some interesting results.
We’ve updated our parasite management plan to incorporate a new product.
We built a tool to help commercial breeders evaluate their recent genetic progress. It’s free to use.
The Genomics PDS is up and running. Learn about the project background and plans.