Hereford & Red Angus Release “Premium Red Baldy” Program

Jamie Johansen

Two of the largest beef breed associations in the U.S. have teamed up to offer commercial cattlemen a genetically verified program to improve their bottom line. The Red Angus Association of America and the American Hereford Association have introduced the “Premium Red Baldy” program, designed to capitalize on the best traits from both breeds while developing quality commercial females. RAAA …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Genetics, Hereford, Red Angus

Cattlemen’s Webinar Series: Fake News! EPDs Don’t Work!

Jamie Johansen

Next up in the Cattlemen’s Webinar Series from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is centered around genetics and specifically expected progeny differences or EDPs. Join experts January 18, 2018 at 7 p.m. CT for FAKE NEWS: EPDs Don’t Work. There is a lot of fake news out there, and the perception that EPDs don’t work is one such piece …

Ag Group, Beef, Cattle, Genetics, Genomics, NCBA, Reproduction, Webinar

Improving Beef Genetics Through New Technologies

Jamie Johansen

In this week’s Angus VNR, Mark Allan, Director of Genetic Technology, Trans Ova Genetics, discusses the opportunity for producers to improve all-around genetics through new technologies. This video is a production of Certified Angus Beef and the American Angus Association. We see new technological advances everyday and the beef industry is seeing the impact. In this segment Allan discusses the …

Ag Group, Angus, Beef, Cattle, Genetics, Reproduction, Seedstock, Video

Neogen Selected to Improve Scotland Beef Herd Genetics

Jamie Johansen

Neogen Corporation has been selected by Scottish Government to perform genomics testing as part of the government’s program to improve the country’s beef herd. The objective of the Scottish Government’s program, The Beef Efficiency Scheme, is to improve overall herd profitability, and make the country’s beef herd more sustainable — both economically and environmentally. The five-year project is a partnership …

Agribusiness, Beef, Cattle, Genetics, Genomics

Accelerated Genetics Celebrates Milestone

Jamie Johansen

Accelerated Genetics is celebrating 75 years as a cooperative and just happens to be one of the original supporters of the World Dairy Expo. As the Expo celebrated it’s 50th anniversary, Accelerated Genetics was honored to say they have been a part of each since year one. Accelerated Genetics’ Industry Relations Coordinator, Kari Stanek, said they have had the same …

Agribusiness, Audio, Cattle, Dairy, Genetics, Reproduction, World Dairy Expo

Zoetis, AGI & CAB Update GeneMax Advantage

Jamie Johansen

Zoetis, Angus Genetics, Inc. (AGI) and Certified Angus Beef (CAB) have updates to GeneMax® Advantage™, including upgraded marker effects, up-to-date economic assumptions, an expanded reference population for comparing animals and individual trait reporting. “What we’ve created here is a continuously updated genetic game plan for commercial users of Angus genetics,” said Kent Andersen, Director of Genetic Technical Services, U.S. Cattle-Equine, …

Agribusiness, Angus, Beef, Cattle, Genetics

Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship

Jamie Johansen

Chris Posbergh has been named the winner of the $3,000 Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial scholarship from the American Sheep Industry, with his research project on increasing efficiency in sheep production using genetics. A is a Ph.D. student at New York’s Cornell University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science in May 2015. He has two objectives: to identify …

Ag Group, ASI, Genetics, scholarship, Sheep

Select Sires Employees Participate in Orientation

Lizzy Schultz

More than 30 employees from eight member cooperatives, Select Sires GenerVations and Select Sires Inc., took part in the Select Sires’ employee orientation last month. The orientation was held at the Select Sires headquarters in Plain City, Ohio, where A.I. technicians, sales representatives, Select Mating Service (SMS) genetic consultants, Select Reproductive Solutions (SRS) specialists, communications and marketing staff and interns …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Company Announcement, Genetics, Reproduction

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

Breeders Roundtable on Poultry Genetics

Jamie Johansen

Geneticists from poultry breeder companies, researchers and graduate students attended the 65th National Breeders Roundtable in St. Louis, Mo., sponsored by the Poultry Breeders of America and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. Opportunities for poultry research and techniques that may be included in breeding programs were discussed during the event. Dr. Julie Long, research physiologist for USDA, updated the group …

Ag Group, Genetics, Poultry, US Poultry