Investing In Angus Breeding Technology

Lizzy Schultz

In a new video clip from Certified Angus Beef LLC and the American Angus Association, Braden Schaal, owner and manager of Schaal Cattle Company talks about GeneMax, the selection and breeding technology that has improved beef quality in his commercial Angus herd. After beginning a timed breeding program with 100 heifers five years ago, Schaal plans to AI more than …

Ag Group, Angus, Breeding, Reproduction, Technology, Video

Cattlemen’s Webinar Series on Beef Cattle Selection Tools

Jamie Johansen

Time to register for the next Cattlemen’s Webinar Series on ‘Understanding Advancements in Beef Cattle Selection Tools.’ The webinar will take place Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. Central and is brought to you by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). Get the latest update cattle selection tools and how to use them including: New EPD calculation software, updated across …

Ag Group, Beef, Breeding, Education, NCBA, Reproduction, Webinar

Holstein Genomic Predictions From Zoetis

Jamie Johansen

Zoetis and Holstein Association USA release a new list identifying top-ranking bulls for wellness traits available through CLARIFIDE® Plus from Zoetis. CLARIFIDE Plus is the first commercially available, U.S.-based genomic test that offers dairy producers the ability to directly predict disease risks in Holstein cattle. The bull lists will include official industry rankings for the Dairy Wellness Profit Index™ (DWP$™) …

Agribusiness, Breeding, Cattle, Dairy, Holstein Association, Reproduction, Zoetis

The Dog Lover Opens July 8 Nationwide

Lizzy Schultz

The Dog Lover, the first of a slate of movies produced by Lucas Oil Products CEO Forrest Lucas and ESX Entertainment in Hollywood, will air in select theaters nationwide starting July 8. The film features James Remar, Lea Thompson, Jason Blair, Sherry Stringfield, Christina Moore and Allison Paige, and promises audiences a dramatic thriller about an animal rights activist who …

Ag Group, Animal Activists, Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Breeding, Company Announcement, Protect the Harvest

Future Angus Stockman to Attend AI School

Jamie Johansen

Future Angus Stockmen, offered through the American Angus Association, strives to equip the beef industry’s future generations with the tools and knowledge they need to be successful. This year, the program partnered with Select Sires to sponsor one Future Angus Stockmen participant to attend artificial insemination (AI) school. “At Select Sires, we look forward to supporting a Future Angus Stockmen …

Ag Group, Angus, Beef, Breeding, Cattle, Genetics

CRV’s Better Life Indexes Prove Effective

Jamie Johansen

CRV USA’s Better Life indexes, which were first introduced in 2013, are proving to be highly effective in improving the technical results of herds. According to CRV, by incorporating Better Life Health genetics into a breeding program, producers will have healthier, longer living cows that require fewer veterinarian visits and treatments. In Better Life Efficiency, cows will produce more with …

Agribusiness, Breeding, Dairy, Genetics, Reproduction

VitaFerm Offering Free Fetal Development Wheel

Lizzy Schultz

VitaFerm has designed a unique Fetal Development Wheel to help producers successfully manage their herd’s nutritional needs during breeding, conception, and throughout the various stages of bovine fetal development. The free wheel is based on the work of Dr. Kim Vonnahme, an associate professor at North Dakota State University with expertise in reproductive physiology, nutritional impacts on fetal and placental …

Ag Group, Breeding, Cattle, Health, Meat, Reproduction, Research

AGI President Discusses Genomics Technology

Lizzy Schultz

While visiting the headquarters of the American Angus Association in St. Joseph, Missouri, AgWired’s Jamie Johansen was able to sit down for an interview with Dr. Dan Moser, president of Angus Genetics Incorporated (AGI), the largest provider of genetics worldwide AGI develops and promotes technology for use by the beef industry, including DNA technology, and has developed genomic-enhanced EPDs for …

Ag Group, Angus, Audio, Beef, Breeding, Genetics, Genomics, Technology

CRV Unveils Robot Breeding Values

Jamie Johansen

Starting in April 2016, producers in the U.S. can now include the CRV robot traits in their breeding decisions to help increase efficiency with their automatic milking systems (AMS). The robot traits are broken down into three separate breeding values: Robot Efficiency, Milking Interval, and Heifer Habituation. Robot Efficiency indicates how efficiently a cow completes milking after entering the robot. …

Agribusiness, Breeding, Cattle, Dairy, Robotics

AgGenetics Launches Financing Campaign

Lizzy Schultz

AgGenetics, an animal health and biotechnology company, recently launched a $5 million equity financing campaign on AgFunder, the leading agriculture-focused online investment platform. The action comes in response to the ever-increasing demand for animal protein, which is projected to grow by nearly 40% in the next 20 years. No effective or economically viable models for addressing this demand currently exist. …

Ag Group, Angus, Animal Health, Beef, Breeding, Breeds, Genetics, Production, Research