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Temperament and Performance of Beef Cattle

For over a century, the word temperament has been used to define the fear-related behavioral responses of cattle when exposed to human handling. As cattle temperament worsens, their response to human contact or any other handling procedures becomes more excitable. Within the beef cattle industry, producers select cattle for temperament primarily for safety reasons. However, recent ...

Reinaldo Cooke | Oct 2018 | Educational Document

Evaluat ing Temperament in Beef Cattle

Temperament defines the fear-related behavioral responses of cattle when exposed to human handling. As cattle temperament worsens, their response to human contact or any other handling procedures becomes more excitable. Besides personnel security and animal welfare, temperament has significant implications on cattle performance (see BEEF021 - Temperament and Performance of Beef Cattle). ...

Reinaldo F. Cooke | Oct 2018 | Educational Document

How to Interpret Sire Summaries

Selecting a bull is one of the most important management decisions a beef producer makes. Since it is possible for a bull to sire 25 or more calves in each calf crop, the bull has much more influence on the genetic makeup of the herd than does the individual cow. Before selecting a bull, every producer needs to establish long-term goals for the herd. The decisions ...

Barbi Riggs | Oct 2018 | Publication

OSU Across Breed EPD Calculator

The OSU Across-Breed EPD calculator is a Microsoft Office Excel® Macro-Enabled Worksheet. It has been formatted to run most efficiently in Excel 2016. However, an alternative version that will function using older Excel versions is available. In order for all of the features to work, macros must be enabled. The OSU Across-Breed EPD calculator can be downloaded here or contact ...

David Bohnert, Barbi Riggs | Oct 2018 | Publication

OSU Across Breed EPD Calculator - Instructions for Use

The OSU Across-Breed EPD Calculator is a tool to help commercial cattlemen evaluate and compare sires of different breeds using adjustment factors generated from the MARC data. The program allows producers to compare sires on a basis that is most familiar to them. For example, if the producer has historically purchased Limousin bulls, but has decided to purchase Charolais bulls,...

David Bohnert, Barbi Riggs | Oct 2018 | Publication

Reproduction for Next Year Starts Now

You are probably wondering how this applies to you if your cows are still pregnant and calves aren’t expected just yet. Let’s take a few minutes and review events prior to and after calving that have an impact on subsequent reproductive processes (and calves).

Shelby Filley | Jun 2018 | Article