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Health Traits

Remember the children’s story of tortoise (turtle) and the hare (rabbit). Selecting for genetic health traits seems like a very slow, unrewarding, almost boring process, yet in less than three years you start so see the fruits of your labors now. As another generation...

Polled or Pain

When I checked that two week old heifer calf born in our herd , I was pleasantly surprised no horn buds (that was 1978). Hopefully, we will never get so stuck in our pride of tradition we will be closed to change. Take polled dairy and beef cattle. True most of the...

Watch Carefully

Why? Because cows and other livestock need constant, careful attention. It takes years to be a good cattle observer manager, keep at it. Here’s some good advice to all connected with livestock much better than anything I could come up with. Read and listen to these...