Choosing functional types of sires is one of the most important decisions for beef producers.
That choice should depend on:
- Climatic, management, and market conditions
- Number of production phases
- Breeding systems
- Types and breeds of cows in the herd
- Characteristics of sire types and breeds
Producers 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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