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Because 80 percent of herd improvement is directly attributable to bull selection, determining what you can pay for a bull depends on more than finding the lowest price.
Reproduction is the most important concept that profit-driven producers should keep in mind when designing herd health and nutrition programs.
When making selection decisions in the cow herd, producers should not forget the simple concept of relative economic value. Reproductive traits are considered ten times more important than product traits and five times more important than production traits.
Consider using some form of a crossbred cow in your operation. No single breed excels in all aspects of beef production.
Recently, the opportunity arose to conduct a demonstration comparing calves that were weaned across from their dams (fence-line) to those that were completely removed from their dams and drylotted during the weaning process (traditional).