When evaluating prospective breeding animals, it is helpful to have an estimate of their genetic transmitting potential. For most production traits, this estimate is best calculated using records of performance. The first performance records of beef cattle were primarily weights or weight gains measured at weaning or as yearlings. Sound comparisons of individuals were often impossible because of animal and management differences. Standard adjustments were developed for calf age, sex, and age of dam, but there were no good ways to adjust for differences in management, nutrition, location, season, and year. So the comparisons had to be limited to animals managed alike in a contemporary group. (6 pages)
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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.)
A producer can use a bear put spread to hedge against a falling market. This publication discusses how a bear put spread works, the net price received by using a bear put spread, margin requirements, and why you should consider a bear put spread. (5 pages.)
A producer can use a bull call spread when trying either to protect or to benefit from a rising market. This publication discusses how a bull call spread works, margin requirements, and why you should consider a bull call spread. (3 pages).
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 […]