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

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

ChronoMate Helps Provide Reproductive Predictability

Cindy Zimmerman

Swine producers at the Iowa Pork Congress this week will be able to learn more about ChronoMate from Ceva Animal Health, a global swine health company with U.S. headquarters in Lenexa, Kansas. ChronoMate™ (altrenogest) from Ceva facilitates synchronization of estrus in sexually mature gilts that have had at least one estrous cycle. This allows sow farm managers to more accurately …

Animal Health, Ceva, Pig, Pork, Reproduction, Swine

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

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

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

ADI Releases Cow and Dog Ovulation Kits

Lizzy Schultz

Alpha Diagnostic International, Inc. (ADI) has officially launched the TruStrip Rapid Progesterone Test Kit for the detection of ovulation in dogs and cows. The kit simplifies the screening process for determining the most ideal breeding time for both dogs and cows, and offers results within a matter of minutes. The product builds upon the previous ELISA-based test kit for ovulation …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Cattle, Health, Reproduction, Veterinary

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

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