Learn more about beef cattle EPD's, Selection Indexes, and Gene Markers. With the bull sales quickly approaching, all the information presented in a sale catalog can be really confusing. This webinar will help you sort out what the information means and how it can be applied. This webinar will be presented by Dr. Bob Weaber, University of Missouri and Dr. Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska. Bob and Matt are beef cattle specialists with a focus in Beef Cattle Breeding and Genetics.
Audio Recording: Beef Cattle EPDs, Selection Indexes, and Gene Markers
Learn more about the understanding and application of estrous synchronization protocols for beef cows and heifers. With the breeding season quickly approaching, it is not to early to start the planning process. This webinar will help you sort out synchronizing protocols that are used for heifers and cows and application of those protocols. This webinar will be presented by Dr. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University and Dr. Les Anderson, University of Kentucky. Glenn and Les are beef cattle specialists with a focus in Beef Cattle Reproduction. They have a tremendous ability to help you understand this information and answer any questions that you might have.
Audio Recording: Beef Cattle Reproduction Cycle
eXtension Beef Cattle Clearinghouse Community of Practice conducted a webinar managing genetic defects in beef cattle: practical advice for protecting your herd and investment. . Presenters are Dr. Bob Weaber, University of Missouri and Dr. Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska. Topics covered include a review of the mode of inheritance common to many genetic defects, understanding inbreeding, the importance of pedigree analysis, common genetic defects, practical advice for selection and culling to avoid or eliminate genetic defects in your herd.
Audio Recording: Managing Genetic Defects
eXtension Beef Cattle Clearinghouse Community of Practice conducted a webinar titled " Mating Systems to Solve Problems and Add Value to Beef Production Systems: Crossbreeding and the Power of Heterosis". Presenters are Dr. Bob Weaber, University of Missouri and Dr. Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska. Topics covered will include a review of the fundamentals of heterosis (hybrid vigor), the power of crossbreeding to improve production efficiency, breed complementarity, simple and effective crossbreeding systems for large and small herds and why there’s been a surge in popularity of hybrid genetics.
Audio Recording: Problem Solving and Adding Value
eXtension Beef Cattle Clearinghouse Community of Practice conducted a webinar titled " Genetic Selection to Optimize Cow Size". Presenters are Dr. Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Dr. Bob Weaber, University of Missouri. Presenters will discuss and quantify genetic relationships between mature size and other production traits. Genetic trends in these traits over the past decade will be explored. The impact of mature size on breeding objectives and input costs will be discussed. Recommended methods to change mature size of beef cattle will be presented. Finally, nutritional requirements of different mature sizes and metrics of efficiency will be compared.
Audio Recording: Cow Size
The webinar will discuss the newest synchronization protocols that are approved by the Reproductive Task Force. In addition, the presentation will address the economic impact of incorporating estrous synchronization and AI.
This webinar series features comments by Dr. Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Dr. Bob Weaber, Kansas State University. They will discuss the importance of feed efficiency in the US beef value chain, various measures of efficiency and genetic relationships between feed efficiency and other production traits. Additionally, genomic methods for genetic improvement of feed efficiency and an overview of a large research and extension initiative will be discussed.
Audio Recording: Feed Efficiency
This webinar will discuss how to manage high feed costs with the different feedstuffs that could potentially be available. These feedstuffs include soyhulls, corn gluten, cotton products, citrus products, molasses products, and distiller grains.
Audio Recording: Feed Costs
In the second part of the webinar series: Managing High Feed Costs, Dr. Matt Poore discusses Recycled Poultry Bedding & Sweet Potato Waste, Dr. Lawton Stewart discusses Cull Vegetables, and Dr. Darrell Rankins discusses using Peanut Products for beef cattle.
Audio Recording: Less Common Feedstuffs