Choosing functional types of sires is one of the most important decisions for beef producers. That choice should depend on:Climatic, management, and market conditionsNumber of production phasesBreeding systemsTypes and breeds of cows in the herdCharacteristics of sire types and breedsProducers need to assess production conditions accurately to make sure they are compatible with genetic potential for production. Genetic considerations for herds marketing at weaning should differ from those marketing on a value-based carcass grid. Breeding systems are crucial factors in choosing types, breeds within types, and individuals within breeds. (3 pages)
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This course is designed for independent student learning and administered by VSCP Program Staff. Students enroll and complete 100 lesson modules at their own pace.
Esta publicacion enumera las agencias y otras organizaciones que pueden ayudar a localizar mascotas y ganado perdidos, ayudar con la eliminacion de cadaveres, proporcionar alimentos para animales y ayudar de otras maneras despues de un desastre. Hay numeros de telefono y direcciones web para cada organizacion. (2 paginas)
Raising chickens is a great youth project for beginners to livestock showing. This publication will teach you the advantages of starting with show broilers.
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(This course meets the requirements of TCEQ for CAFO operators located in the dairy outreach program area (DOPA). Successful completion by correctly answering all test questions for each module provides one hour of initial or continuing education training required by the TCEQ.)
The purpose of this publication is to provide valuable information when developing a vaccination protocol. Vaccines stimulate an animal’s immune system to produce a protective response against bacteria, viruses, and parasites if they are exposed. The effectiveness of vaccines in stimulating an immune response will vary, which is why your veterinarian’s advice is important. (2 […]