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  • 2016
  • April

Alliance starts premium replacement female program

The program is designed to help producers identify and select the right animal to become a profitable cow on their ranch.
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  • 2005
  • April

EPD Basics: What They Are and How to Use Them

Expected progeny differences (EPDs) are one of the most useful tools cow-calf producers have at their disposal, but they must understand what they are and how to correctly use them.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2015
  • March

Management strategies ease calving season

As we strive to improve the beef operation over time, it's never too early to be thinking about the next calving season.
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2014
  • August

EPDs benefit terminal production systems

Surprisingly, I still find that many producers do not use expected progeny differences (EPDs) as a primary selection tool for their bull.
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  • 2017
  • March

Integrity Beef Alliance: Using Best Management Practices to Improve Profit

The Integrity Beef Alliance is a value-added calf program that utilizes high-quality bull genetics coupled with best cow-calf management practices to produce a quality value-added commercial calf....
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2017
  • December

How to Compare EPDs Across Breeds

Commercial cow-calf producers can use across-breed expected progeny differences (AB-EPDs) to compare bulls of different breeds and select the right one for their goals.

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  • 2018
  • February

Integrity Beef Alliance Takes Bold Steps to Further Program Development

In 2017, the Integrity Beef Alliance voted to include more bull breeds, modified requirements for breed composition for eligible calves, offered additional marketing avenues and a changed sale format, and continued developing the Integrity Beef Premier Replacement Female Program.

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  • 2020
  • June 2020

The Search for Forage-Efficient Cows

A study suggests that current selection tools, such as genomic testing and expected progeny differences (EPDs), for feed intake should be useful in selecting low-intake replacement females for forage-based production systems.