To manage the genetics of beef cow herds, producers should consider several factors in a logical sequence. These factors are production conditions and marketing, types of cattle, breeding systems, breeds, and selection of individual breeding animals. In cow/calf production systems, it is most efficient and economical to select cattle that fit production conditions, rather than attempting to modify conditions to meet requirements of cattle. (4 pages)
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This manual aids in teaching beginners and experienced individuals how to properly evaluate live birds, ready-to-cook poultry, shell eggs, and processed poultry. It also includes information related to poultry production, management, and science and cooperating with others in solving poultry industry problems.
This course provides accreditation for poultry producers in nuisance odor prevention. Topics include methods for reducing odors, tips for land application of litter, and state-mandated odor control plans.