Promoting Brown Swiss Youth Activities at WDE

Lizzy Schultz

The Brown Swiss was another breed of dairy cattle celebrated at this year’s World Dairy Expo, and the Brown Swiss Cattle Association (BSCA) made a presence of their own at the Expo. The association had several youth activities held during the event, and Skyler DeGroft, Youth Advisor for BSCA, sat down for an interview during this year’s Expo. “We’re here …

Ag Group, Audio, Breeds, Brown Swiss, Competition, World Dairy Expo, Youth

Holstein Registration Continues to Thrive

Lizzy Schultz

Their signature black and white markings make the Holstein one of the most easily recognizable breeds of dairy cattle, but it is the breed’s superior milk production traits and strong ability to thrive that has led the Holstein to become the most popular dairy breed in the world. Behind every great breed of livestock is a superb breed association, and …

Ag Group, Audio, Breeds, Dairy, Holstein Association, World Dairy Expo

Jersey Breed Shines at 2016 World Dairy Expo

Lizzy Schultz

Seven breeds of dairy cattle are celebrated each year at the World Dairy Expo, but the 2016 expo was a big year for the Jersey breed. Musgie Iatola Martha-ET, a Jersey cow owned by MilkSource Genetics of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, was named the Supreme Champion of this year’s event, and the American Jersey Cattle Association was on hand during the 2016 …

Ag Group, Audio, Breeds, Dairy, Jersey Association, World Dairy Expo

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

Gelbvieh Association Elects 2015 Board of Directors

Jamie Johansen

Members of the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) elected five candidates to serve three-year terms on the AGA Board of Directors. The election was held during the annual membership meeting at the AGA Annual Convention Impacting the Beef Business™ with Maternal Influence, Saturday, January 10, 2015. Newly elected board members are Dustin Rippe, Hubbell, Nebraska and Lowell Rogers, Seminary, Mississippi. Re-elected …

Ag Group, Beef, Breeds, Gelbvieh

CHB Volume Surpasses 50 million lb. Sold

Jamie Johansen

Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC experienced a record year of growth during fiscal year 2014 with 50.2 million lb. of product sold— a 2% increase compared to the previous year’s total. Since 2008, CHB LLC has increased beef sales by 43%. “Once thought of as a start-up branded beef program, the 19-year-old CHB® brand has weathered many storms including the …

Agribusiness, Beef, Breeds, Food, Hereford, Meat

Growing Hereford Demand Leads to Many Increases

Jamie Johansen

Fiscal year 2014 was a year of expansion and growth for the Hereford breed as commercial producers continue to find value and predictability in utilizing Hereford genetics. “Record sale prices for bulls and females and increases in registrations, transfers and cows on inventory indicate the market is vibrant for Hereford genetics,” says Craig Huffhines, AHA executive vice president. “We’re excited …

Agribusiness, Beef, Breeds, Cattle, Hereford

The Responsibility of Seedstock Producers

Jamie Johansen

The room was packed with seedstock producers during the Hereford Genetic Summit, but the American Hereford Association thought it would be a good idea to bring in a few producers from outside the breed to share about their operations and what they feel is the responsibility of seedstock producers industry wide. Galen Fink operates Fink Beef Genetics in Randolph, Kansas …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Breeds, Cattle, Genetics, Hereford

ASA Introduces New Multi-Breed Genetic Evaluation

Jamie Johansen

Shorthorn breeders are now able to enjoy the benefits of the newly implemented Multi-Breed Genetic Evaluation. Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) are calculated by the American Simmental Association Association’s Multi-Breed Genetic Evaluation, which also calculates EPDs for the Gelbvieh, Red Angus, and Simmental breeds, among others. The “new” North American Shorthorn Genetic Evaluation is complete, representing over a year of diligence …

Ag Group, Beef, Breeds, Genetics

The Value of Hereford Genetics in Commercial Herds

Jamie Johansen

One of the hot topics discussed during the American Hereford Association’s Hereford Genetic Summit was the commercial cattle industry. More importantly, the value of Hereford genetics in breeding high quality feeder cattle. Ten years ago Lorna Marshall, beef marketing manager for Genex, spoke to Hereford breeders at a similar conference about how the breed could become more commercial applicable. “The …

Ag Group, Audio, Beef, Breeds, Genetics, Hereford