By Duane Dailey
University of Missouri Extension specialists Dave Patterson and Jared Decker will explain reproduction and genomes at ReproGene meetings around Missouri. Three meetings are set for next month. Details and local Extension organizers are:
March 8. Joplin Regional Stockyards, Carthage. Eldon Cole, Mount Vernon, 417-466-3102. March 21. Mills Center, Laclede County Fairgrounds, Lebanon. Andy McCorkill, Buffalo, 573-729-3196. March 26. Recklein Auditorium, State Street, Cuba.
By Duane Dailey
Cow herd owners know more tools to boost production and profits than they use. This isn’t off in the future. It’s here. It’s now. Reproduction, making calves, and genomics, improving quality, are in use, successfully, by early adopters. In fact, Missourians lead. Some have done this for 20 years. These tools separate those who thrive from those who will be driven out. The signals are market prices already offered. The beef business has changed. An unmet demand grows for high-quality beef.
Beef-cow herd owners will learn new ways to raise better calves at three University of Missouri meetings in March. The sessions lead producers from proven breeding to new uses of DNA. MU Extension animal scientists David Patterson and Jared Decker will lead the ReproGene Meetings. Management of fixed-time artificial insemination allows more live calves and more uniform calf crops. New DNA tools make rapid advances in beef quality. Genomics allow breeders to predict traits of the next generation.
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