Monthly Archives: February 2011

Genetics and Feed Conversion

The small female weighed 835 lbs and was extremely fat. The large male weighed 1900 lbs and was very A similar comparison can be drawn between these two black cattle that went to slaughter the same day at IBP in Iowalean. They perhaps represent the genetic variation that exists across our cattle today.

I’ve watched, observed and analyzed cattle confirmation, genetics and growth rates most of my life. There seems to always be certain individuals within any species or group that excel in converting the intake of food & fiber into body mass … Continue reading

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